Spike Island

Xavier Antin The Eternal Network

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Each edition is approximately 48.6 x 33.5cm

Edition of 9

Print on aluminium

£200

Produced on the occasion of Xavier Antin’s solo exhibition at Spike Island, The Eternal Network (9 July to 18 September 2016). For his first UK solo exhibition, Antin presented a series of newly commissioned works taking as their starting point the independent publishing and printing house Beau Geste Press (BGP). From 1971 to 1976, BGP operated from a remote farmhouse in Devon where its founders – the Mexican artist couple Felipe Ehrenberg and Martha Hellion and the art historian David Mayor – gathered around them a ‘community of duplicators, printers and artisans’.

Xavier Antin’s recent work examines the functioning of technical devices – more specifically image reproduction devices such as printers or scanners – as manifestations of time-specific modes of representation. His project for Spike Island addresses BGP’s heritage by using archival material as a score for a speculative history of the printing press.

Read more about the exhibition