Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2012
9-20 July, Booksfromthefuture studio
A ten-day workshop in London on conceptual book design and curation
Participants each designed a book about the work of artist Jaime Gili, focusing on his lesser known practice of wall paintings installed in private spaces, whilst exploring the book as a contemporary project space.
One book was selected for publication and all books were showcased in an exhibition by Jaime Gili.
Taught by designers and educators Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees, with guest talks and seminars from Jaime Gili, Ben Freeman, Sheena Calvert and Makoto Yamada.
Jaime Gili was born in Caracas in 1972 and lives in London. His work has been contextualised as continuing a tradition of Latin American abstract art, especially the Venezuelan optical artists from the XXth Century. Critics have described his work as a mix of Pop, Minimalism, Vorticism, Futurism and graffiti art.
Gili received his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in 1998, after studying in Caracas and Barcelona, and has exhibited since in the UK, the US, Brazil, Switzerland, Spain, Argentina and Venezuela. He recently won an international competition for one of the world's largest public art projects: 25,000 square metres on 16 large industrial storage tanks in South Portland, Maine.