Miriam and Ezra Elia, authors of We Go To The Gallery published in 2015 by Dung Beetle Books, launch two brand new titles at First Thursdays: Christmas (Thursday 1 December 2016).
In We Go To The Gallery, described by the Guardian as “…funny, smart and – to any parent who has tried to introduce small children to modern art – excruciatingly recognisable”, the artists adopt the familiar format of children’s educational books to debunk contemporary art.
For the two new books in the series, 1b We Learn At Home and 1c We Go Out, Miriam and Ezra Elia step away from the gallery, extending their gaze to subjects including philosophy, religion, society and “various other forms of hierarchical or patriarchal oppression” in the world beyond.
Meet the artists and get your copy signed.
Miriam Elia is an artist, writer and satirist. Much of her text based work is produced in collaboration with her brother Ezra Elia, and their first graphic novel The Diary of Edward The Hamster 1990-1990, was published by Pan MacMillan in 2012.
Miriam Elia founded Dung Beetle Books in 2015, as a means of giving herself greater creative freedom. Her art work, which comprises collage, illustration, print making, short films and live performance, has been covered in publications such as The Independent, The Times, The Guardian and Dazed and Confused.