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Slimvolume poster publication 2005

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    2005 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Slimvolume (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mixed media

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Andrew Hunt

  • Museum number:

    E.52:1-2007 to E.52:37-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 26 []

Slimvolume was set up in 2000 to provide an open space for artists to expand their practice within a collective curatorial framework. This is the fifth 'Poster Publication' in a projected series (one a year) and it contains work by artists from several countries, and is a mix of established artists and new names. The Museum also has the 2002, 2003 and 2004 publications.

The publication is not bound. It is conceived both as a conventional portfolio and also as a readymade exhibition. The prints are protected by card covers, the one at the back listing the contents of the set and giving publication details. The works themselves are simultaneously prints, posters and artists' multiples.

An important part of the project is its method of distribution. The edition is allocated to people chosen by the participating artists and the organisers. The recipients are free to exhibit or distribute all or parts of the set, or to keep it intact. A list of those receiving the 2004 publication is included. Slimvolume is an example of the many ways in which artists (and print publishers) are working outside the conventional gallery system, exploiting new strategies to publish, promote and exhibit their work.

Physical description

Unbound portfolio of 35 posters in various media with front and back cover

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)


2005 (published)


Slimvolume (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mixed media


Height: 42.2 cm, Width: 29.8 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Descriptive line

Slimvolume poster publication 2005


Artists' multiples; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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