- Exhibitions & Events
Please join us for a closing reception for the Soviet Book and Literacy Programs: A Poster History from the Collection of William Cellini, Jr. We will be celebrating the poster as an art form with two talks and a poster giveaway.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 6:00 P.M.
"Picturing the New Soviet Landscape of Literacy" Lecture by Kathleen Tahk
One of the major ideological concepts in the Soviet Union was the union (smycha in Russian) of city and countryside. Literacy campaigns were a major component in this as was the distribution of agitprop materials like posters. Kathleen discuss the representation of space in the posters, particularly the collapse of rural and urban spaces.
The Globe Poster Collection at the Hamilton Woodtype Museum
Bill Moran, Jim Moran, and Stephanie Carpenter from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum will be briefly speaking about research they are conducting in regards to the Globe Poster Collection that the Hamilton Woodtype Museum acquired in 2011.
Kathleen Tahk, currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the Northwestern University, also holds an MA in Design History from the Bard Graduate Center. Her work focuses on art in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc and its conflicted role within broader histories of modernity and modernism. Her dissertation project, A Revolution Beyond Borders: The Soviet Art of the Latvian Riflemen, 1917-1937, examines the collective project of five Soviet artists and their imagining of a mode of dislocated, mobile socialist experience as a counter to capitalist globalization.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 | 6:00 P.M. | EVENT INFO
Panel Discussion and Book Swap
Photobook Futures: Print on Demand Perspectives from
DIY (Visits Chicago)Photographers and Books
Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art; DIY participating artists Tom Burtonwood, James R. Hugunin, Lewis Koch, and others. Moderated by Jessica Cochran, Center for Book and Paper Arts.
Join artists from DIY: Photographers and Books and the original DIY exhibition curator Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland Museum of Art) and glean their perspectives on various forms of Print on Demand publishing. An interdisciplinary group of artists will discuss the concepts and logistics behind their photobook projects in relation to their broader practice — why has print on demand technology worked for them? Tannenbaum will cite highlights from her 2012 exhibition. Moderated by Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs/Acting Assistant Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts.
Bring a book to swap!! An informal reception and book swap will follow the panel.
Barbara Tannenbaum is Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where she recently organized DIY: Photographers and Books, the first museum exhibition focusing on print-on-demand photobooks. Dr. Tannenbaum has been researching artists’ books since the mid-1970s. Other exhibitions for the CMA include American Vesuvius: The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens and forthcoming solo shows of Hank Willis Thomas and Lois Conner. Before coming to Cleveland, Tannenbaum spent 26 years as chief curator of the Akron Art Museum, where she organized over 50 exhibitions including the first large-scale international exhibition chronicling women’s historic achievements in photography; Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary (major retrospective); and the first solo museum shows of Adam Fuss, Aminah Robinson, and Chakaia Booker. Tannenbaum has edited and authored numerous publications including books on Meatyard (Rizzoli) and highlights of the Akron Art Museum’s collection and, in 2010, Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore. Before entering the museum world, Tannenbaum was Executive Director of OxBow Summer Art School in Saugatuck, Michigan, and taught art history at Oberlin College, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Wyoming. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Reed College. Among her awards is the 2010 Distinguished Career Award from the Association of Midwest Museums.
Tom Burtonwood, (born Manchester, UK) is an artist and educator. He teaches at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Burtonwood was a founding member of “The 3D Printer Experience” a hybrid makerspace / retail store in Chicago. His 3D Printed Book project has been featured online on Boing Boing, Huffington Post, The Paris Review, Tech Crunch and PSFK. He has exhibited at Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn; Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn; Fountain Art Fair, Miami; the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Systema Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles; Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach; and the Evanston Art Center, Evanston. Burtonwood has demonstrated 3D printing and scanning at Expo Chicago, Chicago Ideas Week, the Southside Hub of Production, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Green Exchange, Fluevog Shoes, and What It Is Gallery. He will work on his second 3D printed book this fall as artist in residence at the newly inaugurated Innovation Lab at the Chicago Public Library during Chicago Artists Month. In 2012 he participated in the Makerbot MET#3D Hackathon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Lewis Koch (Madison, WI) creates installations which draw upon photography, sculpture, assemblage and text. His work has been shown in garages, on kiosks and billboards, as well as in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, and his photographs are found in numerous collections in the US, Canada and Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MCA-Chicago, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, and the Whitney Museum. As an artist-in-residence at Copenhagen's Fotografisk Center, Koch created an early web project with his found text photographs, later published in the monograph Touchless Automatic Wonder (2009, Borderland Books). Also on the web, When Things Dream, the final installation in his Garage Trilogy, can be experienced in a virtual tour at afsnitp.dk. A recent self-published book Bomber, a chance unwinding (2011, Areness Press) offers a meditation on the collision of war and nature in a juxtaposition of recent and archival images with poetic text. Selected as a notable new book at PhotoIreland 2011, in Dublin, it was included in the exhibition DIY: Photographers & Books at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and presently here in the CBPA exhibition, along with his most recent publication Twentyone Yellowstone Parking Lots.
James Hugunin is an Adjunct Full Professor teaching Critical Theory and Photographic History in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a freelance critic, founder/editor/publisher of the now defunct art journals The Dumb Ox and U-TURN, former Midwest editor of The New Art Examiner, and now managing editor of the online U-TURN ART E-zine. In 1983 he was awarded the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in the Field of Photography by the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA. He is the author of A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States: Discipline and Photographs, The Prison Experience (Edwin Mellen Press, 1999) and his first novel, Something is Crook in Middlebrook (Journal of Experimental Fiction, 2012). He has just completed his second novel, Elder Physics: The Wrong of Time, Stories from an Elder Home (Journal of Experimental Fiction, 2013). His most recent book is Wreck and Ruin: Photography and Temporality (Depth Charge Press, Geneva, IL, 2013).
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 6:00–8:00 P.M.
1104 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE, ROOM 504
A book event and professional practice lecture with essay contributors Melissa Potter (Associate Professor, Director of the Book + Paper MFA program at Columbia) and internationally-acclaimed glass artist Beth Lipman. Sharon Louden, editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Sharon Louden, will moderate the discussion.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 6:30 P.M. | EVENT INFOInterdisciplinary Arts Department | Visiting Artist Lecture
Ligorano/Reese is the collaboration of artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese. Starting in the early 1980s, Ligorano/Reese‘s work is an ongoing investigation into the impact of technology on culture and the associations and meanings that the media brings to images, languages, and speech in politics. Their body of work is multidisciplinary, including limited edition multiples, videos, sculptures and installations which involve a range of unusual materials and industrial processes. Ligorano/Reese have shown widely throughout their career, and are included in the public collections of many institutions, not limited to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The New York Public Library, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The artists have also been awarded multiple grants including the National Endowment for the Arts in 1986 and 1989, and have received artist residencies at Stichting Steim in Holland in 2000 and the Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology in New York in 2009, among others. Ligorano/Reese live and work in Brooklyn, New York.
CBPA Seminar: Bookmakers
In the 1960s, Ed Ruscha helped launch an emerging genre of art—artists’ books—into the realm of the art world when he produced minimalist, inexpensive photographic books that captured mundane streetscapes, apartments, parking lots, and swimming pools in Los Angeles. This two-day program begins on Thursday evening at the Smart Museum, studying Ruscha’s books in State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, and going on a photo hike in Hyde Park. We will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Center for Book and Paper Arts with a private tour of DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books by curator Jessica Cochran, where we will investigate different strategies artists use to make photo books now, including offset lithography and print-on-demand books.
In the Center's production studio, artist and studio coordinator Brad Freeman will do a demo of offset photo printing on a Heidelberg GTO press, and show some of his own offset-printed artists' photobooks. Also on hand will be issues of the Journal of Artists' Books, founded by Brad Freeman, which is designed, printed, and published at the Center for Book and Paper Arts.
Free, but space is limited. All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.
Please register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/calendar/register.
GLASS CURTAIN GALLERY, 1104 S. WABASH AVENUE
Born in New York in 1939, Bill Berkson is a poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who has been active in the art and literary worlds since his early twenties. He is professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute, where, between 1984 and 2008, he taught art history, art writing and poetry. He is the author of some twenty books and pamphlets of poetry, including Gloria, a portfolio of poems with etchings by Alex Katz (Arion Press, 2005); Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently (The Owl Press, 2007); Goods and Services (Blue Press, 2008); Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2009); and Lady Air (Perdika, 2010).
Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the United States, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she is author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press). Her poetry has appeared most recently in I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press), The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing (Lake Forest College Press), and as Bernadette Mayer’s assistant on The Helens of Troy, NY (New Directions). She teaches in the Creative Writing program at Columbia College and at Truman College, where she works with immigrants and refugees.
Jennifer Karmin will perform with collaborators: Stephanie Anderson, Bryan Mornar, Laura Goldstein, and Kenyatta Rogers
Monday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. | event info
Vandercook press expert Paul Moxon will summarize his month long residency at the Newberry Library in the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing collection. His study, focused on trade journal content about proof presses, was made possible by an Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellowship for Independent Scholars and Researcher.
Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer publishing limited edition books and broadsides under the imprint Fameorshame Press. He is an itinerant workshop instructor, author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources and moderator of vandercookpress.info. Paul is also website editor-in-chief for the American Printing History Association.
Panel Discussion + Exhibition Preview Event:
Tuesday, September 17 | 6:00 p.m.
Thomas Ingmire in Conversation
Newberry Library, 60 W Walton Street, Chicago
Renowned American calligrapher Thomas Ingmire in conversation with Duke Collier, collector; Joseph Goldyne; Paul Gehl, Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at The Newberry Library; and Robert Williams, calligrapher. A special viewing of select works from the Newberry Library special collections will accompany the talk. This event is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library and is an official preview event for Form and Content: The Written Word, which opens Wednesday, September 18 at the Center for Book and Paper Arts.
Thomas Ingmire discovered calligraphy in the early 1970s while working in the field of landscape architecture. He joined English master calligrapher and illuminator Donald Jackson's one-year postgraduate program at California State University in Los Angeles and in 1977 he became the first foreign member elected as a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI) in London. In 1980, Ingmire was granted a Newberry Fellowship for a continuing study of calligraphy. Ingmire's early work was oriented around the exploration of calligraphy as a fine art medium, and he thought workshops worldwide. He has been focused on artist's books since 2002, and since then he has collaborated with notable artist Manuel Neri and poets Tsering Wangmo Dhompa and David Jones Annwn.
Robert Williams retired as the assistant design manager at the University of Chicago Press in 1993. He studied calligraphy in Great Britain with Ann Camp, Dorothy Mahoney, and Donald Jackson, and bookbinding in Chicago with Elizabeth Kner + Bill Anthony. He has taught calligraphy at the Newberry Library, the Center for Book + Paper Arts, and in various cities in the U.S. The author of several articles on the history of calligraphy, he revised the entry on Western calligraphy in the Encyclopedia Britannica. He is also the editor of the diaries of the nineteenth-century Chicago journalist and publisher John M. Wing, published by the Caxton Club + Southern University Press.
Earl M. (Duke) Collier, Jr. is on the board of The Codex Foundation, and a member of the Grolier Club, the Club of Odd Volumes and the Book Club of California, and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Boston Athenaeum. Collier earned a Bachelor of Arts at Yale University and received a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School.
Paul F. Gehl is the Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at The Newberry Library, and is responsible for one of the largest collections on printing history, calligraphy, and design in North America. He meets regularly with designers and design students who use the collection, both individually and in groups; and he often serves on juries for book arts exhibits. Gehl is also a historian of education. He has published extensively on manuscript and printed textbooks of the Renaissance, on the book trade, and on modern fine printing and artist’s books. His online book about Renaissance educational publishing is called Humanism For Sale and was published by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies in 2008.
Steve Woodall is the Director of the Center for Book and Paper Arts. Woodall served as Education Director and Artistic Director for the San Francisco Center for the Book, 1996–2008, where he developed an extensive program of workshops and exhibitions.
Joseph Goldyne, born in Chicago in 1942, studied Medicine (M.D. University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, 1968) as well as in the History of Art (Harvard University, 1971). As an artist, he came to prominence on the West Coast in 1973 with his first solo exhibition at the Quay Gallery, San Francisco. Since 1985, Goldyne has created a number of livres d'artiste, working with printer/designers Andrew Hoyem, Peter Koch and Wesley Tanner among others. He has commissioned works from Thomas Ingmire and has collaborated with him on several projects.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 | 5:00–8:00 P.M. | EVENT INFO
Opening Receptions | Fall Exhibitions
DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books
Form and Expression: The Written Word
Monday, September 20–22, 2013 | event info
New York Art Book Fair
MOMA PS1, LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS
The Center for Book and Paper Arts and the Journal of Artists’ Books (JAB) will be selling editions, publications, and subscriptions at this pre-eminent event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and 'zines. Join 25,000 other art bibliophiles, and stop by our table!
In her presentation, Judith Berliner chronicled her own journey through the trials and tribulations of running her own press, and some of the do's and don'ts of being in business, for instance taking jobs that are a good fit with the equipment one has. She also talked about the many different functions of letterpress in the 21st century.
Artist in Residence Lecture
Based in Chicago, where they are represented by Western Exhibitions, Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger work collaboratively and independently, producing interdisciplinary works in sculpture, performance, artists' books, prints and installation that investigates the body in relation to gender and sexuality. For their residency, they will produce a suite of hand made papers with watermarks depicting their full bodies in silluets. This work grows out of their ongoing "garlands" which are cut paper silhouettes made from folded paper. Their work has been shown internationally and supported by Artadia, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
3rd Annual Typography SymposiumCo-Organized with the Society for Typographic Arts (STA)
June 12–15, 2013
This annual event brings together leaders in the field of art and design for public programs addressing innovative topics in typography, design and history. Our topic this year, Signage and Street Typography, considers use of image and language in the public places, as well as the role of the artist's hand in lettering. Join the conversation by viewing our exhibition, Word on the Street, attending our panel discussion, Chicago's Street Typography, or taking our sign painting workshop with John Downer.
Schedule of Events
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
Lettering in Chicago: From the Street to the Gallery
Creative Go-Round, 345 North Canal St., Chicago | Free | RSVP TO ERIN@STA-CHICAGO.ORG
Chicago's streets are full of typographic inspiration with layers of new and weathered hand-painted signs. During this Design Week event we welcome Stephen Reynolds, Miguel Aguilar and Nick Adam and moderator Ryan McGovern of Design Chat to discuss the historic and current techniques of three forms of typography that we see on the streets of Chicago. We'll look at hand-painted signs, Chicago's rich influential graffiti scene, and artists who have used the street as their canvas to share a message instead of a galler
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage
Word on the Street considers the expressive potential of image and language through signage: how do artists use the visual and physical characteristics of signage to create realms of poetic or political meaning in public space or the gallery? View the Catalog Brochure | Essay by Ward Tietz
A Journeyman's Survey of 20th-Century American Sign Painting
CENTER FOR BOOK AND PAPER ARTS | FREE
John Downer has been a journeyman sign painter since 1973, a freelance typeface designer since 1983, and a crusader for designers’ rights his entire adult life. He has written about type for various publications, and he is known as a perceptive type critic. His typefaces have been published by Bitstream, Font Bureau, Emigre, House Industries, and Design.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14–SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Introduction to Sign Painting, with John Downer
Friday, June 14: 2:00–5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 NOON AND 2:00–5:00 P.M.
CENTER FOR BOOK AND PAPER ARTS
$75 FOR STUDENTS, $150 STA MEMBERS, $200 FOR NON-MEMBERS | LIMIT 20 STUDENTS
John Downer’s sign painting career began in the late 1960s and was instrumental in steering his path toward type design. In this introductory course, he will teach the two main kinds of letterform construction which have traditionally been done with a brush: single-stroke and built-up. Students will learn the importance of paint consistency and brush control. The class will focus on rendering a few particular styles of capital letters that were commonly used in American sign painting during the 20th century. Script lettering will not be addressed.
CANCELLED: Artist Talk
Jeffrey S. Peachey
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 6:30 P.M.
Book Boxes: Historic, Practical, and Artistic
1104 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE, ROOM 205
MARILYN SWARD VISITING ARTIST LECTURE
Many rare, fine press, and artist books are housed in boxes for their protection and presentation. This talk will survey many styles of housing, from Ethiopian manuscript cases to the modern machine made corrugated clamshell. In the twentieth century, the drop spine box itself has become an element for artistic expression, often reflecting or commenting on its contents. Peachey will discuss a wide variety of innovative—and a few borderline insane—ways to box a book.This lecture is on the occasion of a concurrent community Drop Spine Cradle Box workshop.
Jeffrey S. Peachey is a book conservator and toolmaker. For more than 20 years, he has specialized in the conservation of books and paper artifacts for institutions and individuals as the owner of a New York City-based studio. He is Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation, has served as Chair of the Conservators In Private Practice, and was recently awarded the Sherman Fairchild Conservation Research Fellowship at The Morgan Library and Museum. He is the inventor of the Peachey Board Slotting Machine, which is used in conservation labs around the world. His most recent publication is “Beating, Rolling and Pressing: The Compression of Signatures in Bookbinding Prior to Sewing” in Suave Mechanicals: Essays in the History of Bookbinding, The Legacy Press, 2013.
JOURNAL OF ARTISTS' BOOKS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Lecture
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 6:00 P.M.,
1104 S. WABASH AVENUE, ROOM 205 | EVENT
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 6:00 P.M.,
1104 S. WABASH AVENUE, ROOM 205 | EVENT
Isabel Baraona graduated in Painting and Tridimensional Studies at LA Cambre, Brussels, Belgium, 2002. In 2011 she obtained a Ph.D. in Visual Arts with the research study Self-Portrait and Self-Representation, a Change of Paradigm in the Twentieth Century, in UPValência, Spain. She is a member of Oficina do Cego (2009), a graphic arts non-profit organization located in Lisbon. Baraona has been lecturing at ESAD.CR (Escola Superior de Arte e Design de Caldas da Raínha), Portugal, since 2003. She has exhibited her work since 2001, participating in several solo and group shows in Belgium, Portugal, Norway, and South Korea. More information is here.
Visiting Artist Lecture + Workshop
E(text)iles: New Material Explorations
PRESENTERS: DENA MOLNER, DANIELA ROSNER, DAVID MELLIS
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 P.M. | EVENT INFORMATION
As technologies, finely bound books are compact, durable forms that get passed from one generation to the next. As hand-crafted objects, they exemplify manual control and dexterity, patience and care, and continuity with the past. Paper-based electronic books, by contrast are relatively new objects that enable novel interactions with material. Similarly, the Etextile movement is encouraging the integration of electronics on the material level for application in previously uncharted areas of design. David, Dena, and Daniela will discuss their own work and research in regards to the exploration of electronics and traditional materials.
David Mellis is a graduate student in the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab and the lead software developer for Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform. Dena Molner is a textile designer and recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a concentration in Technology. Her background is in the design and fabrication of high performance textiles. Daniela Rosner is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Stanford University. In fall 2013, she will join the University of Washington’s Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering as an assistant professor. Her research combines design, computing, and fieldwork to reveal the social conditions and cultural values that shape and are shaped by digital technology.
14th ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOKS & TEA
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013, 6:00–8:00 P.M.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO LIBRARY
624 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR – NORTH
CHICAGO IL 60605
The "Big Read" featured book for this year: In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez
Join in the fun at the Columbia College version of this annual international event. The Columbia Library, Center for Book and Paper Arts, and book- and food-lovers everywhere invite you to create a book-like sculpture from edible materials reflecting the book or the selected theme, and bring it to the Columbia College Chicago Library! After awarding prizes for "Best of Show," "Most Likely to be Devoured," "Best Use of Pun," the entries will be consumed by the guests, all book-loving gourmets!
RSVP Deadline for Entrants: Friday, April 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-369-6630
Information for bookmakers: Gina Ordaz 312-369-6630
Information for event: Opal Anderson 312-369-7027
ENTRANTS MUST ARRIVE FOR SET-UP ON APRIL 16 BETWEEN 4:00-6:00 P.M.
$10 GENERAL ADMISSION
$5 COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENTS
$5 MEMBERS OF FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OR CENTER FOR BOOK & PAPER ARTS
FREE ADMISSION FOR ENTRANT COMPETITORS! | CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF APPLICATION FORM.
RELEASE PARTY | READING for JAB33
Friday, April 5, 6:00 p.m.
An artist’s book is a zone of interdisciplinary activity. So too was the JAB33 release party! Readings and musical performances celebrated JAB 33 and its special insert ROOM, a photo/literary artists’ publication thematically oriented around a single vacant room in a “low rent” northside Chicago hotel.
The evening featured author readings by ROOM writers, and experimental music by the group New Material (John Preus, Mikel Avery, Leroy Bach, and Tadd Cowen) on their homemade instruments, designed from repurposed antique wooden furniture.
Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
Andrea Polli is an award-winning digital media artist and Associate Professor of Art and Ecology with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Find out more.
Visiting Artist Lecture
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.: Material Social Practices: Posters as Social Media
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 6:00 P.M.
CO-ORGANIZED BY THE CENTER FOR BLACK MUSIC RESEARCH
STAGE TWO, 618 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE | CLICK FOR MAP AND EVENT INFORMATION
Kennedy is visiting the Center for Book and Paper Arts (CBPA) and Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) to lead an interdisciplinary arts department graduate seminar in letterpress printing drawing on the CBMR archives. Working out of Gordo, Alabama, in a nondescript storefront, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. owns and operates Kennedy Prints. He is the subject of the documentary film Proceed and Be Bold! and one of the country's leading letterpress printers, having competed thousands of posters for clients including Crate & Barrel. He completed his MFA at the University of Wisconsin.
Andrea Polli is an award-winning digital media artist and Associate Professor of Art and Ecology with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico.
The Center for Black Music research hosted an open house and reception immediately following the lecture.
Chicago Zine Fest 2013
Opens 1:00 p.m. March 8, closes 6:00 p.m. March 9
Conaway Center + CBPA, 1104 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work, make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops. CBPA will be hosting free printing and binding demonstrations in the second floor studio spaces for Zine Fest visitors, along with a special "studio shop" featuring unique works created by graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts MFA program. More event and presentation info is also available at: www.chicagozinefest.org
CENTER FOR BOOK AND PAPER ARTS Zine Fest Demo Schedule
All demos will take place at CBPA onthe second Floor of 1104 S. Wabash Avenue
12:00 noon –1:30 p.m.
Simple Printing for Book Covers and More
This hands-on workshop will explore a variety of simple and fun printing techniques that can be used to make covers for zines or chapbooks.
Rebecca Ann Rakstad of Rar Rar Press will be demonstrating a few simple folds and stitching techniques to jazz up your zines. Learn basic bookbinding in this hands-on workshop
Stop in any time between 4 and 5:30 p.m. in the letterpress print studio to try your hand at letterpressing your own Chicago Zine Fest 2013 postcard! Keep what you print with this hands-on demo featuring artwork designed by Laura Berger!
Visiting Artists' Talk
--the making of--
Ulrike Stoltz and Uta Schneider
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 6:00 P.M.
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Uta Schneider and Ulrike Stoltz each hold a degree in visual communication from Hochschule für Gestaltung–Offenbach Academy of Art and Design, and share 27 years of experience as collaborating artists and book artists. They are also founding members of the book artists collective Unica T (“Unica T is a ficticious person making real books”), and bring wide-ranging insights into the area of international book arts.
Apart from her work as an artist, Uta Schneider works as a freelance designer and lecturer in book design and typography, and has conducted book art and book design workshops since 1995 around the world, including Egypt, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, and most recently at Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune (India) and the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University. From 2001–2012 she was executive manager for the Stiftung Buchkunst – Book Art Foundation.
Ulrike Stoltz is professor of typography at Hochschule für Bildende Künste BraunschweigUniversity of Art.
As a team, the artists also held individual studio visits with MFA students in the Interdisciplinary Arts department during their time at Columbia.
The New Narrative: Reading + Contemporary Art
FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 P.M.
Artists exhibiting in Structures for Reading, including Alex Gartelmann and Sterling Lawrence consider their work in relation to the book on a curator-led tour of the exhibition.
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Visiting Artist Lecture
February 21, 6:30–8:00 p.M.
Author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010), Chris Salter is an artist, Director of Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology, and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts. Click for more event information.
Opening ReceptionStructures for Reading
February 22, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the opening of Structures for Reading. Click for more event information.
Lecture and Poetry Reading
Anna Aguilar-Amat has a Ph.D. from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, where she currently teaches Terminology in the Translation Faculty. Her poetry has been described as surprising in its "radical authenticity, manifested through a combination of narrative, lyricism, and original imagery." In 2002, Aguilar-Amat co-authored Coses Petites/Little Thingks (Poems by Two Hands) with Francecsc Parcerisas. The complete work of 33 poems has been translated into English, and re-imagined with new illustrations. In 2012 this new edition was printed as a set of three boxed booklets in a limited edition of 100 at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Aguilar-Amat will read poems from the new edition of the book, and discuss her academic research on the role of poetry in the transmission of divergent thinking. The 40-minute presentation was postponed due to illness, and will be rescheduled for a later date in spring of 2013.
Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Jaxon Pallas
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 6:00 P.M.
AT ANCHOR GRAPHICS, 623 S. WABASH AVENUE., SECOND FLOOR
PALLAS AT WORK AT ANCHOR GRAPHICS
Learn more about the work of the CBPA/Anchor Graphics winter artist-in-residence.
Pallas will address his current residency work in progress, as well as his broader art practice.
For more information on the artist and this event, click here.