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Workshop Urgency Print Lab

Workshop: Urgency Print Lab

Sun 5 Aug, 3.00 pm

Artbook @ MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

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As part of the ongoing series Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, artist and publisher Paul Soulellis (Library of the Printed Web), will lead a web-to-print workshop that allows participants to make a collaborative publication by combining digital and analogue media. Participants will be encouraged to incorporate urgent social and political issues into their projects and consider the lifecycle of the book, exploring the potential of different distribution and exchange models. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops but not required.

About the series
This August, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and Hauser & Wirth Publishers are delighted to co-present Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, a month-long event series exploring the creative processes and ecosystems in the art publishing communities of New York. Bringing together a range of voices and participants, Recto / Verso features local small presses and zine collectives, as well as digital, nonprofit, and institutional publishers.

Each week of Recto / Verso will center on a pertinent topic within the field of art publishing, beginning with an in-depth look at how art books circulate in creative communities, then shifting focus to activism and zine publishing, artists’ books and artist-run presses, and concluding with digital, institutional, and non-profit publishing. Events will include panel discussions with notable publishers and artists as well as three hands-on workshops that will give participants the opportunity to learn a variety of bookmaking and binding techniques.

The series will culminate in a publication produced by Hauser & Wirth Publishers that will act both as a record of the series — featuring contributions from each week’s presenters — as well as a reference guide mapping publishing resources in New York. The publication will be launched at the New York Art Book Fair in late September 2018.

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