Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative: 8
Now in its eighth iteration, the Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative is Eyelevel’s biennial exhibition of artist’s books, multiples, and printed matter. This year’s theme INNER / OUTER SPACE has brought together a group of 40 new artists along side many others from Eyelevel’s archive to consider the mobile and site-responsive nature of printed matter. The exhibition exists both inside and outside of Eyelevel’s new physical home at 100-5663 Cornwallis, where an installation and all related programming will be hosted. A map of ERI:8's off-site locations has been drawn by designer Daniel Lurvey and has been made available at Eyelevel and venues across the city. The map leads to venues such as The Craig Gallery, the One Block Barbershop, South House and more, each hosting a unique selection of ERI:8's artists.
INNER / OUTER SPACE
100-5663 Cornwallis St.
Canada, B3K 1B6
Mon. - Fri. Noon to 6pm
Sat. - Sun. Noon to 5pm
Eyelevel is a not-for-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation, development and promotion of contemporary art. Through a range of initiatives such as exhibitions, performances, and special projects, Eyelevel has established itself as a supportive environment for fostering the research and development of innovative artistic practices. Recognized as one of the longest running ARC's in Canada, Eyelevel has provided a forum for the discussion and presentation of contemporary art in Halifax for more than 40 years.
Eyelevel's Bookstore is a unique part of Eyelevel's programme dedicated to showcasing artists' books, multiples, sound works, and publications from national and international artists and organizations. Since 2003, the Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative has been a biennale programme to re-stock, take stock and exhibit a fresh breathe of printed matter: opening a call for new submissions and offering to return archived works to their respective artists' care.
The Eyelevel Bookstore is a member of the publishing consortium, Halifax INK, and regularly attends book fairs such as the New York Art Book Fair and the Vancouver Art Book Fair, exhibiting works which have been shared with us through the Reshelving Initiatives.
In addition to exhibition, the bookstore also presents lectures, publications, and residencies to create opportunities for local and visiting artists to develop their practice and advance the medium of printed matter.