Past exhibitions

Martin Sexton | 31-Aug-11 to 25-Sep-11

Poet, writer and multimedia artist, Martin Sexton brings his ongoing series of futiques to the library; collectible works of the future, works that are seemingly written in the past, witnessed and read in the present, yet reveal objects from or portents of the future. The artist's video installations disrupt any sense of chronology, existing in a collision of mythology and reality, rendering borders between the two irrelevant.

A dedicated season of artists' books curated by KALEID editions. Twelve internationally acclaimed artists engage with the Saison Poetry Library's collection in a diverse programme of exhibitions, interventions, residencies and participatory events.

Prompted by the Festival of Britain celebrations, contemporary artists are given a rare opportunity to draw upon Southbank Centre's archives and re-consider British identity sixty years on.

KALEID editions represents 'artists who do books', advocating public library collections and an interdisciplinary approach to artists' books. Visit the Saison Poetry Library on the fifth level of the Royal Festival Hall to discover the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.

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