Rachel Lichtenstein is an author, curator, artist and lecturer. She is currently writing a book called Estuary: A Deep Exploration of Place (which will be published by Penguin in 2016) alongside curating Shorelines: Festival of Literature of the Sea 2013 (for arts organisation Metal), lecturing at Westminster University (where she is Creative Research Fellow) and running a HLF funded oral history project for Sandys Row Synagogue in Spitalfields. Her publications include: Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden (Hamish Hamilton, 2012), On Brick Lane (Hamish Hamilton, 2008), Keeping Pace: Older Women of the East End (2003, Women’s Library), A Little Dust Whispered (2002, British Library) and Rodinsky’s Room (1999, co-authored with Iain Sinclair and now translated into five languages).
Recent projects include a multi-media installation Sight Unseen (shown in London & Pittsburgh 2012) and a GPS activated digital app which takes readers on a walk through her latest book Diamond Street (www.diamondstreetapp.com). Her artwork has been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Barbican Art Gallery and many other venues nationally and internationally. For more information visitwww.rachellichtenstein.com
Jeremy Millar (Coventry, 1970) is an artist living in Whitstable, and tutor in Critical Writing at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally: recent solo exhibitions include ‘The Oblate’, Southampton City Art Gallery, (2013); ‘Mondegreen’ (with Geoffrey Farmer) Project Arts Centre, Dublin, and ‘Resemblances, Sympathies, and Other Acts’, CCA, Glasgow (both 2011); recent group exhibitions include ‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasure of Knowing’, Turner Contemporary, then touring; ‘The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old’, The Collection, Lincoln; ‘Mythographies’, Yaffo23, Jerusalem (all 2013); ‘Never the Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts)’, Camden Arts Centre, London (2010–11); ‘The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art’, Tate St Ives (2009–10). He will shortly unveil a new public commission in Swansea as part of ‘Art Across the City’, and a solo exhibition will open at Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, on 31 May 2014.
Millar has curated numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, including ‘The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from Collection’ at the ICA, London (1994), and ‘Speed’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1998), and ‘Escape’, Media_City Seoul (2000). In 2010 he conceived ‘Every Day is a Good Day: The Visual Art of John Cage’ for Hayward Touring, which toured from Baltic to Kettle’s Yard and elsewhere, and in 2012 he selected the works for ‘Speak Near By’ at the Whitstable Biennale. He has written catalogue essays for numerous artists, and for numerous publications, including Frieze, Art Monthly, Sight and Sound, and The Guardian. His most recent book is Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go (Afterall Books, 2007).