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Reimagining the Art Object Artist-Run Presses and Books

Reimagining the Art Object: Artist-Run Presses and Artists' Books

Thu 16 Aug, 7.00 pm

New York, 22nd Street

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Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, a month-long event series exploring the practices and processes of art publishing in New York, continues with this panel discussion on how books function as art objects in their own right. Four artist-run presses and bookmakers — Small Editions, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Peradam Press, and Cooperative Editions —will address the creative process behind bookmaking and publishing as well as the politics, practices, and ideas that drive projects. Participants include: Corina Reynolds (Director & Co-founder Small Editions), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Self-publisher and Graphic Designer), Elizabeth Jaeger (Co-founder of Peradam Press) and Sam Cate-Gumpert (Co-founder at Peradam Press), and Nicholas Weltyk (Publisher at Cooperative Editions)

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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