fig-2 50 projects in 50 weeks Publication

fig-2 50 Projects in 50 Weeks

co-published by Black Dog Publishing

fig-2 is pleased to announce a publication to celebrate fig-2’s 50 projects in 50 weeks that took place in 2015 in London enabled following an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign. Launched on 22 January, the title includes specially commissioned essays and interviews with prominent art world figures including Louisa Buck, Caroline Douglas, Gilda Williams, Catherine Wood and Hans Ulrich Obrist, with introductions by Mark Francis, Candida Gertler OBE, Ed Dolman, Stephen Deuchar, Desiree Bollier, Gregor Muir and Fatos Ustek.

Conceived as a curatorial insight into fig-2’s 50 projects in 50 weeks, the fig-2 publication investigates themes driving artistic practice today and an insight into the creative process. Edited and written by the fig-2 curatorial team, and produced with Black Dog Publishing, the publication includes contributions from exhibiting artists and leading figures in the contemporary art world.

Capturing an exhilarating year of cultural production and the furious pace of the fig-2 programme creating 50 projects hosted at ICA Studio in 2015, in association with Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Art Fund – the publication includes curatorial texts, excerpts from artists interviews, preparatory drawings, images of commissioned artworks from the exhibition programme, talks, events as well as offsite projects at Bicester Village.

The fig-2 publication was made possible with support from the 139 funders through the Art Happens crowdfunding platform by Art Fund, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Bicester Village and fig-2 publication patrons Roland Cowan, Nicoletta Fiorucci, Giuseppe Iannaccone, Fatima Maleki, and Nell Sully.