Tue 21 Aug, 7.00 pm
New York, 22nd Street
Please join us for a panel discussion moderated by Hauser & Wirth Publishers that focuses on the way institutional missions — the goals of galleries, museums, and other established print and digital publishers — influence the process of publishing itself. With art as the published content, how do publications become vehicles that accomplish what these institutions set out to do? How do these publications exist independently from the programs and spaces for which they’re created? Participants include: Hannah Kim (Business and Marketing Director for the Department of Publications at The Museum of Modern Art), Zachary Kaplan (Executive Director of Rhizome at the New Museum), Mark Polizzotti (Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Kaye Cain-Nielsen (Editor-in-Chief of e-flux journal)
About the series
This August, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and Hauser & Wirth Publishers 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. Featuring a range of participants from local small presses and zine collectives, to 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.