Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice continues with Nonprofit Art Publishing: Diverse Models and Sustainable Practices, a conversation moderated by Sharon Gallagher (President of D.A.P.) that will feature nonprofit publishers including Primary Information, Printed Matter, The Drawing Center, and Pioneer Works Press. Participants will discuss the value of independent publishing, organizing and attending art book fairs, and creating models for sustainable publishing practice. Participants include: Miriam Katzeff (Co-founder of Primary Information), Craig Mathis (Bookstore and Distribution Manager of Printed Matter), Joanna Ahlberg (Managing Editor at The Drawing Center) & Noah Chasin (Executive Editor at The Drawing Center), Camille C. Drummond (Publisher at Pioneer Works Press), Lesley A. Martin (Creative Director & Publisher, The PhotoBook Review at Aperture Foundation)
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.