We’re having a great time introducing you to all of the talented artists collaborating on the opening! Last, but not least, we have Lola Delton, who will exhibit her micro-bookshop Exile.
Lola is a French artist based in Cork. In 2015, she started to get involved with Cork Community Printshop. She created Exile Project, to host exhibitions in relation to the screen-printing studio. It carries on in the form of an itinerant micro-bookshop – a selection of books curated by Lola, chosen not only for their content but for their design. It all packs up into a little suitcase.
This name comes from the idea of self-imposed exile when one looks at artwork or reads a book and is sent travelling to unknown places – the enriching journey that we may be carried into.
She tells us its story :
In beginning 2016, I went to Brussels and met a self-taught artist and the collective he belonged to, “Hashet”. I helped them prepare a poster for the opening of a show by three French illustrators (Les freres Guedin and Craoman). It was a sparking encounter.
Those illustrators had worked with a publishing company in Marseille, called “Le Dernier Cri”, which I had heard about. I was so curious and excited by the work and I dived into it.
Through encounters, contacts, interests, (which just kept on growing and transported me in this creative whirlwind), I started to collect some books; books that were actually pieces of art in themselves.
This enthusiasm was really such that I thought some other people might also like to hear about it, find out, share it. And I was also so grateful that there were such wonderful people doing such amazing works, that I really wanted to support it in my own way.
And I thought of this micro-bookshop project.
Will you find a book or zine to treasure at the Opening Celebration?