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Press: The Exhibitionist, No. 11/Journal on Exhibition Making

July 2015

Curator and writer Natasha Ginwala chooses to write about The One Year Drawing Project for The Exhibitionist as an example of an exhibition that inspired her thinking. “Might an exhibition be construed as a living organism rather than an inanimate scenography of objects? A drafting process rather than decisive architecture?” she asks in her introduction. Read full article exhibitionist 11 june 2015 proof reduced

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Press: Collector’s Edition published by Thames & Hudson

August 2014

The Incomplete Thombu Special Edition by T. Shanaathanan is included in Collector’s Edition written and designed by Stuart Tolley and published by Thames & Hudson. This global survey brings together over 170 examples of innovative and inspired packaging from the worlds of music, book publishing and magazines that have been released as a collector’s, limited or deluxe edition. Find out more

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Press – Imprint magazine, Volume 49, Number 3

Spring 2014

Trent Walter, Director of Negative Press, interviews Raking Leaves’ Director Sharmini Pereira. “Raking Leaves publications are marked by a conceptual rigour in both form and content.”


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Exhibition: DIY Cultures, Rich Mix, London

May 2014

DIY Cultures – A day-long festival of zines, artist books, comics, artists-run spaces, talks, films, animation, poetry, video art, exhibitions, workshops – the spirit of independence, autonomy & alternatives.
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Press: Artists and archives: how art books are inspiring Sri Lanka’s young contemporary artists

14 June 2015

For three months in 2013, Jaffna residents in Sri Lanka have had access to books from Asia Art Archive’s collection as part of the Hong Kong organisation’s Mobile Library project. The Library will return to Hong Kong in July 2013, but local organisation Raking Leaves aims to extend the project by establishing Sri Lanka’s first contemporary art archive. Read full article here

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Press: Guggenheim blog

15 April 2013

Can books have the impact of an exhibition? That’s the question posed by Sharmini Pereira in this account of Mobile Library, which brought publications from Hong Kong’s Asia Art Archive to Jaffna in Sri Lanka. Read full article here


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Opening: Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design, Jaffna

25 January 2014

Opening of public archive dedicated to collecting materials, in English, Sinhala and Tamil, related to the development and study of visual culture in Sri Lanka.

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Collaborative project: Open Edit: Mobile Library

15 March – 30 June 2013

Asia Art Archive and Raking Leaves in partnership with Groundviews and University of Jaffna jointly present Open Edit: Mobile Library in Sri Lanka at Christa Seva Ashram, Chunnakam, Jaffna.


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Exhibition: Sub Topical Heat, New Zealand

14 July – 25 November 2012
Exhibition of Book Projects, Special Editions and short films is included in the group exhibition Sub Topical Heat – New Art From South Asia (2011) at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand.


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Exhibition: Project Jan-Path, New Delhi

28 January – 19 February 2012
Exhibition of Raking Leaves Special Editions 2008-2012 (2011) is held at Project Jan-Path. The works are displayed in response to the unique surroundings of Project Jan-Path’s Brick House, a twin-house residence designed and built in 1979 by the architect Dr R. S. Sodhi.


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