We have asked a few people to take a shelf in the library section of the AD website to develop in any way they see fit.
What goes on the shelf is up to the shelf’s author to decide; it could be a highly detailed idea, a complex project or simple lists.
The idea of a library, archive and resource for art writing has been taken up by various artists and art organisations. Our interest is with initiatives that artists’s are taking with writing and how that relates to their studio practice. In the longer term we see these shelves as contributing to an open-ended discussion.
Initial contributions will be posted by Louise O’Hare and Audrey Reynolds.
Initiated in 2008, we present an ongoing series of interviews with artists about their writing. The series will offer an insight into why artists write, how they started writing, what their writing process is and what part writing plays in their art practice.
Here is an edited version of an interview with Jon Thompson; the complete text is published in the book The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson (Ridinghouse, 2011).
This interview with Paul Rooney was recorded in March 2011 in Liverpool and preceded the publication of Dust and Other Stories by Paul Rooney (Akerman Daly & Aye Aye Books, forthcoming).
Balraj Khanna’s first novel, Nation of Fools, was adjudged one of the 200 best novels in English since 1950. An artist and curator, he has also written and published books on Indian art as well as a children’s story book, Rajah, King of the Jungle. In this interview with Akerman Daly he talks about writing and painting: ‘the same man doing two different things implies a certain conjunction’.