Lanchester Gallery Projects

‘C21ST RECENT HISTORY’ – The collaborations and collected works of Alison Jones & Milly Thompson 2010 – 2014

An investigation into ideas elaborated, investigated and chronicled, including documentation from exhibitions, performances, happenings, artwork and symposium notes (Nicholas Cullinan, Mark Harris, Ian Hunt, Angela McRobbie and Monika Szewczyk).

Projects documented include:
Exhibition: Martha Rosler reads Vogue (2010)
Exhibition: ÉVASION (2012)
Magazine: VUOTO (2012) including Nina Power’s introduction, New Light of a Beautiful Dawn
Live Sculpture and Creation: ÉVASIONISTA (2012) documentation
ÉVASION SYMPOSIUM (2012) transcripts
Residency: C21st ART-WORKER (2013/16)

Images of Thompson and Jones’ work are distributed throughout C21ST RECENT HISTORY mimicking advertising in magazine design. Individual works by Jones and Thompson have been cropped ignoring the artists own designs for the works, and then printed ‘anonymously’. Thus the artists’ work is subsumed into the into a collective entity. The index refers to individual artists works in full, finally awarding full individual ownership. To differentiate between the two artists work, Jones’ pages are two colour riso prints in black and purple, whilst Thompson’s are all printed in sunshine blue.

C21ST RECENT HISTORY: Handmade in an edition of 100, B&W digital and four-colour riso plates on Munken Pure smooth 120gsm paper, Stardream Metallic SILVER 120gsm, Xerox Bright White coated 170gsm with matt black foil debossed Fedrigoni Ultra Black 185gsm boards; pearl Plastikoils binding; 109 pages
ISBN 978-1-84600-0591 £35.
Published by Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, ©2016, with authors, all rights reserved
Printed by The Holodeck, Birmingham.

Available as a free download (see link below)

Launched at Filet on Valentines Day, 2016, with an exhibition of accompanying works by both artists with an introduction to the publication by Michael Archer

C21ST RECENT HISTORY included in Sarah Staton’s SuperStore Air in the exhibition THE GEO POLITICS OF MONETIZED AIRSPACE — Come Fly with Me, I Meet You by the Airside Gucci Concession at 4, Fox Fur Hat at Midway Contemporary, Minnesota in Spring 2017
Midway Contemporary

C21ST RECENT HISTORY was a runner up for the Bob Calle 2017 Artists Book Award. Selected by Arnaud Desjardin for the UK
Bob Calle 2017 Prix du livre d’artiste