Archive for October 26, 2007

art on paper talks: November 2 & 3 at the E/AB Fair in NYC; all FREE and open to the public

art on paper magazine is sponsoring a series of lectures branded”art on paper talks”

All talks will take place in the lounge of the Editions and Artists’ Book Fair next weekend at the Tunnel, 261 Eleventh Avenue (between 27th& 28th Streets. How great that one can attend both the art fair, and the talks, free! I encourage all you to explore this interesting world of artmaking and collecting.

Talks are held Friday and Saturday afternoon; dach day has a different theme.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, November 2, 2007: The Magazine as a Work of Art

4:00 – 4:30pm: Tod Lippy on Esopus

Tod Lippy is a filmmaker, educator, and the creator of ESOPUS, an experimental, interdisciplinary arts publication. The New York Times has praised ESOPUS as “a thing of lavish, eccentric beauty…”

5:00 – 5:30pm: Greg Foley on Visionaire

Greg Foley is the Creative Director of the quarterly conceptual magazine VISIONAIRE, which the New York Review of Books dubbed the “ultimate un-magazine…a magazine liberated from the limitations of publishing.”

Saturday, November 3, 2007: Social Imprint

12:00 – 12:30pm: Nicola López

Nicola López is a Brooklyn-based artist known for constructing elaborate dystopic installations from her own prints and drawings. Her work was recently included in the exhibition “Since 2000: Printmaking Now” at the Museum of Modern Art.

1:00 – 1:30pm: José Roca on Philagrafika 2010

José Roca is the artistic director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia, a citywide, international, contemporary arts festival devoted to the printed image. He is a jurist for the next Venice Biennale, and co-curated the 2004 San Juan Triennial.

2:00 – 2:30pm: Ann Fensterstock on Collecting Prints:

Getting Started / Staying With It

Ann Fensterstock is a contemporary art collector who chairs the Print Associates at MoMA and for ten years served on the museum’s Acquisitions Committee for Prints and Illustrated Books. She is also a member of the Contemporary Arts Council at MoMA and an avid supporter of the International Print Center of New York.

3:00 – 3:30pm: Judith Brodsky and Joan Snyder on the Femfolio

Judith Brodsky, artist and printmaker, has been an effective champion of feminist issues in the arts for several decades. In addition to founding the Brodsky Center for Print and Paper at Rutgers University, where she taught, she is co-director of the Feminist Art Project and the Institute for Women and Art. Joan Snyder is a widely-regarded artist and 2007 MacArthur Fellow. Her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 2005.

4:00 – 4:30pm: John Giorno: It’s not what happens, it’s how you handle it

John Giorno is a world-renown New York-based poet and performance artist who performed extensively with William S. Burroughs and was the subject of Andy Warhol’s film Sleep. In 1965, he founded Giorno Poetry Systems, an artist cooperative, record label, and nonprofit organization responsible, in part, for Dial-A-Poem. He has been making limited edition prints since the 1960s.

5:00 – 5:30pm: Gregory Sholette on Activist Publishing

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, activist, and founding member of the artists’ collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution and REPOhistory. He is the co-editor of the book Collectivism After Modernism and is currently at work on a book that explores the concept of “dark matter” as it pertains to the art world.

6:00 – 6:30pm: Kayrock Screenprinting

Kayrock Screenprinting is an art collective and non-profit silkscreen workshop based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Initially, Kayrock produced posters and t-shirts for bands and artist. Today they are pursuing “more sophisticated and pretentious directions like artist editions” for the likes of Fred Tomaselli, Matthew Brannon, Corey Arcangel, Cecily Brown, and others.

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