LMAKbooks+design draws its impetus from the desire to provide a new platform for art-related thinking and functionality. It will present design within the realm of the fine arts from artists who develop design objects out of their studio practice, and designers who push their ideas into the visual arts. Our publications will vary from artist zines and limited-run small press publications to texts that explore the work of international writers and critical thinkers in the arts. As we will be showcasing new designs, which explore the themes such as light and its sources, ceramics, textiles and more, every three months, you are bound to happen upon something you love. Each item’s characteristics will bring a unique experience to your home, gift-giving or reading.

This will be the last week of the group exhibition Thread by Thread , which  presents the works by Liz Collins, Meg Lipke and David B. Smith celebrating fabric; it’s integrity, diversity and play. The artists find endless inspiration in the versatility and use it to create structures that are akin to paintings, sculptures or installations, each of them dealing with the material in a distinctive way and carving their unique expression through each thread. …. read more…
Sunday, April 23 will be the last day to see this amazing show. Don’t miss it.

Even though the show will end this coming Sunday, we will continue to feature David B. Smith humorous text-based mugs as well as his gorgeous digitally woven blankets – which are available here and on the second floor (298 Grand Street, New York, NY) – if you wish, you can giftwrap the works in gift wrapping paper designed by David B. Smith or purchase the paper to create a unique and special gift.

Of course we keep featuring our favorite books series: Last Interview Series and The Neversink Library, which champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, under appreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored. Like the first novel of Irmgard Keun Gilgi, which became an overnight sensation in German Literary circles in 1931.

One of the latest addition to the Last Interview series is Martin Luther King, Jr. This book is a collection of interviews ranges from an early 1961 interview in which King describes his reasons for joining the ministry (after considering medicine), to a 1964 conversation with Robert Penn Warren, to his last interview, which was conducted on stage at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, just ten days before King’s assassination. Another great and essentieel is the collection of interviews  with Hannah Ahrendt (1906-1975) one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century. In these interviews—including her final interview given in October 1973, in the midst of Watergate and the Yom Kippur War—Hannah Arendt discusses politics, war, protest movements, the Eichmann trial, Jewish identity, and language with the incisiveness and courage that always set her apart. These books and other Last Interview and Neversink Library books are available here.

 

We are looking forward to  with our next exhibition Light Enlightened by Studio Susanne de Graef which opens on Thursday, April 27 from 5-8 pm. We are proud to feature her highly acclaimed Rhythm of Light Collection and excited about the US premier of her latest light objects: Glint Light Collection. Successfully shown at Salone de Mobile in Milan, this past April. Her show will open on Thursday, April 27 – simultaneously we will open Rachel Mica Weiss’ exhibition Liminal. Both openings will be from 5 to 8 pm – Rachel’s work is on view in the courtyard, while the light objects by Studio Susanne de Graef are shown on the second floor.

LMAKbooks+design is housed on the second floor of LMAKgallery.