NEW YORK, NY--MULTIPLE, LIMITED, UNIQUE:
July 6, 2011 - September 10, 2011
an overview of the history and development of book arts in the 20th (and 21st) century, examining the role of the institution in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices.
This exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue with essays by noted curators and collectors, including by Johanna Drucker, author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic; Erin Riley-Lopez, Independent Curator and former Associate Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; Nina M. Schneider, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA; Amanda Stevenson, Curator, Museum of Printing History; and Tony White, Director, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University in Bloomington. In addition, the catalogue includes an essay by Executive Director Alexander Campos, who organized the show and an introduction by Jen Larson, Collections Specialist.
The exhibition will travel to the Savannah College of Arts and Design (Fall 2011), Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Winter 2012), Museum of Printing History (Spring/Summer 2012), Lafayette College (Fall 2012), and the Book Club of California (Winter 2013).
The artists featured in this exhibition are Shana Agid, Rosaire Appel, Tomie Arai, Eileen Arnow-Levine, Dennis Ashbaugh/ Kevin Begos/ William Gibson/ Karl Foulkes/ Peter Pettingill, Lynne Avadenka, Bryan Baker, Delphi Basilicato, Barton Lidice Benes, Doug Beube, Karl Beveridge, Michael and Winifred Bixler, Helen M. Brunner, Julie Chen and Clifton Meador, Deborah Chodoff, Carole Condé, Ana Cordeiro, Beatrice Coron, Maureen Cummins, Guy Davenport and Barry Magid, Donna Maria de Creeft, Sylvia de Swaan, Sue Donym and Marie Guise, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Dikko Faust, Ann Fessler, Ellie Ga, Chitra Ganesh, Anne Gilman, Kathe Gregory, Roni Gross, Joshua Harris, Pablo Helguera, Barbara Henry, Candace Hicks, Ellen Hotzblatt, Wennie Huang, Gautam Kansara, Matt Knannlein, Kumi Korf, Carole P. Kunstadt, Hedi Kyle, Suzanne Lacy, Guy Laramée, Edna Lazaron, Warren Lehrer, Catarina Leitão, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Nancy Loeber, Hilary Lorenz, Margot Lovejoy, Isabelle Lumpkin, Mikhail Magaril, Russell Maret, Franco Marinai, Barbara Mauriello, Scott McCarney, Jean McGarry, Amber McMillan, Susan Mills, Richard Minsky, Tadashi Mitsui, Roni Mocán, Ivan Monforte, Carlos Motta, Mark Murray/Caliban Press, Rick Myers, Bruce Nauman, Shervone Neckles, Jánis Rudolfs Nedéla, Heidi Neilson and Chris Petrone, Sarah Nicholls, Sarah Paul Ocampo/ Rachel LaRue Kessler/ Sierra Nelson, Alfonso Ossorio, Shani Peters, Michalis Pichler, Catya Plate, Sarah Plimpton, Fa Poonvoralak, Lilliana Porter, James Prez, Robin Price, John Randle, Gary Richman, Benjamin D. Rinehart, John L. Risseeuw, Martha Rosler, John Ross, A.S.C. Rower, Ed Ruscha, Marian St. Laurent, Peter Schell, Norman Shapiro, Zoe Sheehan-Saldaña, Masumi Shibata, George K. Shortess, Robbin Ami Silverberg, SKART, Skutá, Karina Skvirsky, Kiki Smith, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tattfoo Tan, Barbara Tetenbaum, Danny Tisdale, Juana Valdes, Claire van Vliet, John Frederick Walker, James Walsh, Marshall Weber, Cory Wheelock, Michael Winkler, Sam Winston, Simon Woolham, Paul Woodbine, Shanna Yarbrough, Ewa Monika Zebrowski, Paul Zelevansky, and Marilyn Zornado.
Funding for this exhibition, and for the Collections Initiative as a whole, has been generously provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation. Funding for the Center for Book Arts Exhibition Season is provided by the Delmas Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Where: The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
When: July 6 - September 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 6, 7 -9 pm