TORPEDO PRESS TO PARTICIPATE IN
'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENTS'
AT TATE MODERN IN LONDON, UK
Festival Dates: 14–16 May 2010
From 14 to 16 May, Torpedo Press participates in 'No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents' taking place in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London, UK. Curators Cecilia Alemani, Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni have invited more than seventy independent art spaces, non-profit organisations and artists' collectives to present art events, performances, music and film, to be displayed in an unconventional, do-it-yourself style. Torpedo will showcase its publishing activities and 'work in progress' by exhibiting works related to three forthcoming titles in the series of artist's books published by Torpedo Press. The artists Marius Engh, Liv Bugge and Lina Viste Grönli will each present an artwork which is key to their respective book projects. Among the other independent arts organisations taking part in 'No Soul For Sale' are: Alternative Space LOOP, Artspeak, Artists Space, Capacete Entertainment, Dispatch, L'appartement 22, Light Industry, New Jerseyy and Para/Site Art Space.
The participation of Torpedo within 'No Soul for Sale' at Tate Modern is supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
Torpedo is a non-profit, project-based bookshop and publisher devoted to the promotion and production of artist's books, art theory and critical readers in contemporary art. Additional activities include exhibitions, research and curatorial practice aiming to investigate historical and contemporary production of printed matter, and different strategies in publishing. Torpedo was founded 2005 by Elin Maria Olaussen, Karen Christine Tandberg, Eivind Slettemeås, Pia Søndergaard and Anna Carin Hedberg.
About 'No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents'
The first edition of 'No Soul For Sale' was spearheaded by Cecilia Alemani, Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni, and took place in June 2009 at X initiative in the former Dia Center for the Arts in New York. The festival was conceived as a means to celebrate and foster a spirit of independence and diversity in the art world.