Francis Upritchard: Wetwang Slack





Since 2015 we have worked with the Barbican on a series of books presenting exhibitions in The Curve gallery. Designed with collectability in mind, the series is represented through bold typography and a thoughtful consideration of format and materials. Each new volume is composed of a single case-bound signature documenting new commissions and featuring a brief interview with the artist.

For the latest iteration, Francis Upritchard created a fictional museum showcasing her characteristic dreamed-up ethnicities. Wetwang Slack – a play on the archeologically significant village in Yorkshire – borrows from usual display mechanisms to lure us into a strangely familiar arrangement of excavations from ancient and pop cultures.