Bastonnade at The Book Club

Gallic publishing house Frenchfourch has curated the Bastonnade exhibition, which has been touring around the globe and is set to make its next stop at The Book Club in London.

Nicolas Barrome
Nicolas Barrome

The Bastonnade show aims to promote the work of lesser-known artists, designers and illustrators. Frenchfourch say the word Bastonnade literally translates as ‘beating’ but for this exhibition they have aimed to ‘turn the word on its head to signify defending the artists as well as the artists fighting for a platform to promote their work’.

Temas Al
Temas Al

And they’ve certainly assembled an impressive team of exhibitors for Bastonnade.

Satanik Mike
Satanik Mike

We rather like Nicolas Barrome’s sinister illustrations, Temas Al’s nice robot, and the work of the worryingly named ‘Satanik Mike’.

McBess
McBess

Meanwhile McBess and Ugo Gattoni (two of the more well-known names on the roster) are creating a site-specific installation for The Book Club.

Ugo Gattoni
Ugo Gattoni

The show has already travelled to Brussels, Barcelona and Paris and following its stint in London is set to hit Budapest, Moscow and the USA.

Antoine Caecke
Antoine Caecke

Each artist contributing to the show has created 15 copies of each poster, which will be available for sale at the exhibition launch events.

Mathieu Lambert
Mathieu Lambert

Bastonnade runs at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A, from 11 July-15 September.

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