Jack Linou: The Art of an Outsider is the first publication by Linou Press. This book is about Jack Linou who died at the age of 33 in 1997, and lived through the extremes of drug use, living with HIV / AIDS and depression. Jack found ways to overcome his struggle through arts practice and the book highlights his exceptional artwork, supported by short stories and theoretical inquires about art and addiction.
The publisher will participate in a live art installation in Hosier laneway and reproduce one of Jack’s artworks and paint it on the wall.
Linou Press will also present their next publication, Polis Politic: Street of Guerrilla Art, about street art.
Christos Linou is a cross-disciplinary artist with over three decades of work as a professional dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, he has toured works to Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore and in Australia. This publication Jack Linou: The Art of an Outsider, marks his development from the performing arts into publishing..
In 2013 he was awarded a scholarship to study durational performance at Melbourne University and in 2016 he graduated with first-class honors with a Masters in Fine Arts and published his thesis Naked Peel. The Marina Abramovic Institute in New York published it on IMMATERIAL. His recent work, The Naked Ambassadors was part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.