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Launch of A Prior Magazine #19 with a focus on Olivia Plender, Stefaan Dheedene and Kara Walker.

Donlon Books
210 / Unit 3
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

Forming the core of issue # 19, Olivia Plender’s contribution for A Prior is based on Gustave Flaubert’s 1881 satirical novel Bouvard et Pécuchet, which serves not only as thematic backdrop but also as template for the magazine's structure. Accordingly, the issue of A Prior Magazine is divided into nine chapters each covering a different discipline: agriculture, chemistry, architecture, literature, politics, love, gymnastics, religion and education.

Each chapter has been approached by an artist or writer who is particularly dedicated to one or more of the abovementioned topics, in the backdrop of the political and cultural changes brought about by the European revolutions of 1848, around which period Bouvard et Pécuchet is located.

The contributors are: Pablo Bronstein, Angus Cameron, Neil Cummings, Vanessa Desclaux, Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Runo Largomarsino, Unnar Orn, Olivia Plender and Marina Vishmidt. The issue has been edited by Anna Colin, Kim Einarsson, Olivia Plender and Els Roelandt.