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Making Artists' Books

Symposium: Making Artists’ Books

Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:00 PM, Room 302, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Help us celebrate the release of Journal of Artists’ Books #36, a special issue dedicated to studio practice, with an evening symposium spotlighting three outstanding book artists featured in the issue. They will address two related, fundamental questions: How does your studio practice inform your work? How does working in the studio affect the ideas and final manifestation of an artwork, specifically an artist’s book? 

Philip Zimmerman

Philip Zimmermann, dummy for High Tension

Philip Zimmermann is an artist and a professor in the School of Art at the University of Arizona. Although he works in various media, his preferred form is the photo bookwork, which he has been making since 1975. He publishes his own and others’ work under the Spaceheater Editions imprint. Zimmermann’s books are in many private and public collections internationally.

Miriam Schaer

Miriam Schaer, Cinderella Ever After

Miriam Schaer’s work has been displayed at many exhibition venues, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Her books are found in a number of prominent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center’s Feminist Art Base.  She has been a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellow, and is currently the Acting Director of the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago.
Brad Freeman is an artist and offset printer who has been making artist’s books since 1980. He founded JAB, the Journal of Artists’ Books in 1994 in an attempt to raise the level of critical inquiry in the field. Since 2007, JAB has been produced at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, where in addition to his editorial duties, Freeman serves as the Center’s Studio Coordinator.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department hosts year-round public programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 South Wabash Ave, 2nd floor.

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