The Annotated Reader

Curated & Created by NTU - Bonington Gallery

The Annotated Reader exhibition
Exhibitions

“Imagine you’ve missed the last train. Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours?”

Artist Ryan Gander and critic and writer Jonathan P. Watts put this question to 281 of the leading artists, academics, writers, musicians and designers working today, inviting them to propose such a piece of writing complete with their personal annotations.

  • From: Friday 3 April 2020, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 16 May 2020, 3 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG

Event details

“Imagine you’ve missed the last train. Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours?”

Artist Ryan Gander and critic and writer Jonathan P. Watts put this question to 281 of the leading artists, academics, writers, musicians and designers working today, inviting them to propose such a piece of writing complete with their personal annotations. These annotations have the effect of adding a further layer, making each piece unique and complicating the relationships between image and text, reading and looking.

First launched during Frieze London 2018, The Annotated Reader is now embarking on an international tour, with the aim of disseminating knowledge freely and equally. Texts suggested from the likes of Marina Abramović, Art & Language, Paul Clinton, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sarah Lucas and Hans Ulrich Obrist will be physically presented across the walls of the gallery in specially adapted ring binders. Viewers will then be invited to remove texts and assemble their own collections, and utilise the furniture in the space for moments of quiet reading or group discussion. A vending machine will also allow visitors to purchase USB sticks that contain the entire catalogue of texts.

Exhibition Preview

Thursday 2 April: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

General Exhibition Opening Times

Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Enquiries

For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us, or call +44 (0)115 848 8651. Alternatively, please visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Image © Andy Holden, Nobody’s Perfect, Charlie Brown, 1969, Charles M. Schulz.

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington Gallery, Bonington building

Address:

Dryden Street
Nottingham
NG1 4GG

Parking:

Situated on the University’s City Campus, our Gallery is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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Bonington Gallery
0115 848 8651