Books Fuel Ideas is an exhibition exploring the relationship between archive and the ephemeral, featuring Lizzi Bougatsos (b. 1974, New York), Eve Fowler (b. 1964, Los Angeles), and Sam Gordon (b. 1973, USA)
The exhibition, curated by Amanda Keeley and Katerina Llanes in collaboration with EXILE Books, explores the relationship between archive and the ephemeral. For the opening night Keeley has created a frozen archival bookcase that will liquefy throughout the evening, accompanied by a sound composition by Bougatsos.
Sam Gordon recreates his Printed Matter storefront collaboration with Eve Fowler at Bas Fisher Invitational using a new selection of ephemeral posters. Fowler will simultaneously activate Downtown Miami bus shelters with her public billboard project “the difference is spreading,” featuring quotes by Gertrude Stein.
Books Fuel Ideas also marks the release of Bougatsos’ first artist’s book: Her Perfume Tears. This first co-publication between Boo-Hooray and EXILE Editions contains Bougatsos’ photos, writings and lyrics. EXILE Books will feature Her Perfume Tears alongside an array of titles that consider the exhibition’s theme.