Launch of FLATWORK published by Vanessa Billy and Kitty Anderson

Launch of FLATWORK

Open Thursday 17 July 2008, 7 – 9pm

FLATWORK is a collection of newly commissioned two-dimensional work by artists predominantly known for their work in sculpture. Ten artists (Leonor Antunes, Claire Barclay, Sara Barker, Inês Botelho, Hugo Canoilas, Alice Channer, Rochelle Fry, George Henry Longly, André Sousa and Charlotte Thrane) were invited to make new work for the specific context of the publication and were asked to treat the flat page as if it were three-dimensional space.

The artists created a series of site-specific works rather than documentation of existing work and each went beyond the basic invitation of the commission to explore the notion of flatness itself. FLATWORK will be an annual publication showcasing artists from different countries around Europe. This inaugural issue focuses on the work of Portugal and UK based artists.

KITTY ANDERSON (B. 1978, London) is a curator and project manager based in London. She was previously Associate Curator of Frieze Projects, London, and Curator/Project Manager at Futurecity, London.

VANESSA BILLY (B. 1978, Geneva, Switzerland) is an artist based in London. Recent solo shows include Limoncello, London and BolteLang, Zurich (both 2008) as well as international group shows.

FLATWORK has been kindly supported by: