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Arnolfini - est 1961

Showstoppers are short-term projects at Arnolfini, in-between major exhibitions, animating the galleries in new and surprising ways.

Wednesday 7 – Sunday 11 March
The Reading Room
Small gallery upstairs
An opportunity to see Arnolfini’s unique archive of artists’ books which date from the present back to the 1970s. Also on view in the Reading Room will be selected publications from Book Works. Since 1984 Book Works have been commissioning, publishing and producing book works by artists and writers, many of whom have also exhibited work at Arnolfini. Come and settle down with works by artists including Susan Hiller, Inventory, Janice Kerbel, Nils Norman, Liam Gillick and David Shrigley. All Book Works publications on display are available for sale through Arnolfini bookshop. On Saturday 10 March (11.00am – 6.00pm) the archive will be presented under the watchful eye of artist Annabel Other, Head Librarian of the Bristol Art Library, who will be acting on secondment as the Chief Arnolfini Archivist.