Founded by David Blamey in 1992, Open Editions operates as an independent publishing platform for creative collaborations between artists, designers, academics, writers, curators and critics. An ethos of experimentation and equality underpins this work: theory and practice are combined and artists and writers exchange ideas on a level playing field. Each of our projects is undertaken as a bespoke enterprise.
New titles are conceived, resourced, designed and produced by contributors whose ideas coalesce around topics of interest held in common. Often an approach is employed where experts from diverse fields of practice conduct a dialogue, as opposed to making singular statements. In this way, Open Editions’ publications are conceived as workshops of ideas that contribute to an expanded notion of both making and writing about art.