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BOOKSHOP CHALLENGERS NEWS
Alex Farrar
18 Mar. 2013 – 18 Mar. 2014

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Code Duello (book)
ISBN 978-94-91783-00-5
23.4 × 15.8 × 1.8 cm, 520 g, 264 pages

Designed by Johannes Breyer, the Code Duello publication reimagines a duel with artworks carried out by Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley in 2012. Includes a text by Rudi Fuchs, and a transcribed conversation between Meadley, Farrar and Breyer.

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(tbc)
27 × 18 × 3.5 cm, 2000 g, 528 pages

Designed by Anna Hennerdal and Barbara Iwanicka, with texts by Harry Meadley and Alex Farrar. (tbc) catalogues three exhibitions of the installation (tbc) chronologically. Every photograph of the work has been positioned according to the precise moment it was taken in the life of each iteration. To achieve this, every page represents an hour for which it was open to the public. Within this, a grid of 60 squares further divides the hour into minutes.

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The 'Suit'
ISBN 978-94-91783-06-7
16.5 × 11 × 1.8 cm, 185 g, 176 pages

Designed by Linda Beumer and Barbara Iwanicka, with contributions by Alaena Turner, Jasper Coppes, Gerrit-Jan Vos, Justin Gosker. The 'Suit' chronicles six years of unannounced performances.

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Dog Ears
30 × 20 × 1 cm, 311 g, 92 pages

Designed by Alex Farrar and Barbara Iwanicka, Dog Ears is a studio reader made from a compilation of pages that the artist thumbed over for future reference, as found in books currently in his studio.








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Prospects
21 × 14 × 0.7 cm, 177 g, 96 pages

Unique modified version of a catalogue designed by Team Thursday for the second edition of the exhibition Prospect & Concepts (Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL, 2014).



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Code Duello (catalogue)
23.4 × 15.8 × 0.6 cm, 204 g, 82 pages

Designed by Johannes Breyer, the Code Duello exhibition catalogue supplements the original publication (see above) with documentation of the actualisation of the duel between Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley as presented in Loods 6, Amsterdam, 13 – 23 February 2014.



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Catalogue Available (custodian edition)
27 × 21 cm × 2.5 cm, 800 g

Five custodian editions of Catalogue Available (2011), a site-specific book which expanded the remit of the catalogue for an exhibition at Leeds College of Art to include all artworks found to be present in the art school during the artists' solo presentation. A reading copy is shelved in the college library, revealing 30 works made in the past 50 years by over 25 artists. This new edition is only available sealed inside a perspex case.

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John Cleese on Creativity
27.9 × 21.6 × 1 cm, 180 g, 78 pages

Designed by Barbara Iwanicka and Adriaan Melleger, John Cleese on Creativity was commissioned as a translation of the eponymous lecture into book-form. On March 18th a proof print was submitted with the publication 45% complete.