THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Keynote: Clive Phillpot
is a writer, curator and former art librarian. He is well known for collecting, exhibiting, and writing about artists’ books. His most recent publications include Booktrek: Selected Essays on Artists’ Books
from JRP/Ringer, and Nobody Nose
from Boekie Woekie. You may also have seen him in the Ray Johnson documentary How to Draw a Bunny
is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Furthering the Critical Dialogue
is an artist and teacher. He is a professor at the School of Art at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Mr. Zimmermann studied architecture and fine arts at Cornell University where he received a BFA in 1973. He earned his MFA in Photographic Studies at the The Visual Studies Workshop/SUNY Buffalo in Rochester NY in 1980. Although working in various media, his preferred form is the photo bookwork. He publishes his own and others’ work under the Spaceheater Editions imprint. He has received a National Endowment of the Arts Individual Fellowship and two New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowships among other awards.
is the Head of the Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library at the University of Cincinnati, has an MSLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an ALB from Harvard University. She is a regular art book reviewer for Library Journal
, and has published reviews, chapters, and articles in The VRA Bulletin
, Art Documentation
(ACRL), Magazines for Libraries
, and Art Libraries Journal
. She curates exhibitions at the DAAP Library, and has presented and moderated panels at IFLA, ARLIS/NA, and ARLIS/OV. Jennifer is the curator of the DAAP Library Special Collection, a collection with 20th-century avant-garde artist publications at its core, and is currently researching an exhibition and corresponding publication entitled, Rediscovering Ruscha
is Director of the Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where he has spent the last 22 years as a librarian, book buyer, and bookseller. He earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence University in 1990 and acquired his Masters of Library Science from the University of North Texas in 2000. He has engaged in consulting work for other arts institutions, including the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas. He has curated ten book exhibitions at his institution. Mr. Evans has been actively involved in the Art Libraries Society of North America, recently ending his tenure as President in 2012.
Moderator: Tony White
is the Director of the Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the Field Editor for Artists’ Books and Books for Artists, the College Art Association online reviews journal, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Artist’s Books
. He has curated exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, Yale University’s Sterling Library, Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts, and the Museum of Printing History, among others. He is a founding board member of the College Book Art Association.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
is a Professor of English at the University of Utah. He is the editor of the online archive of radical small presses Eclipse and on the editorial board of Information as Material. He is the author of Dure
(2005), and Parse
(2008). Non-fiction publications include Language to Cover a Page
(2006), Against Expression
(2011), and No Medium
teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at Bard College. He is the author of Rob the Plagiarist
(2009) and now we are friends
(2011), and with Vanessa Place co-authored Notes on Conceptualisms
is a PhD candidate in the SUNY-Buffalo Poetics Program, where he is exploring unreadability and exhaustion. He is part of the publishing collective, TROLL THREAD
. He is the author of The Lazarus Project
(2013) and Poor
(2012). He co-edits P-Queue
, a journal of contemporary aesthetics and poetics.
Moderator: Stephen Bury
is the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library. He has published Artists' Books
(1995), Artists' Multiples
(2001) and Breaking the Rules
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Design Authors and Auteurs: Designers' Books and Publications
is a French/American curator, editor & graphic designer based in Los Angeles. In 2010, she founded the Museum of Public Fiction as a forum to stage exhibitions and performances by contemporary artists in LA. A year later she launched Public Fiction
a quarterly journal with the same mission in print. She has organized exhibitions in Milan, Turin, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, in sites ranging from the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles to the Church of the Holy Shroud in Turin.
is the co-founder of Project Projects, a New York based design studio producing commissioned work and independent publishing and curatorial projects. He is also the series editor and designer of Inventory Books, an imprint published by Princeton Architectural Press.
is a Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer. His studio founded in 2002 is called Hand Held Heart. The majority of his work is in the form of printed media for cultural institutions, galleries, artists, and architects. Roettinger's work can be defined as hi-tech, low-tech, and no-tech. He has worked collaboratively on album packaging with LA based band No Age and recently art directed Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail
album and campaign and co-curated the exhibition In the Good Name of the Company: Artwork and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Poster Printing Company
and designed the publication of the same name. His work has been exhibited at Colette in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, and at the now defunct Hope Gallery in Los Angeles. Other recent books include Collage Culture
(JRP/Ringier), Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008–12
(MOCA), and Made UP: Design's Fictions
is an artist and graphic designer based in Los Angeles. She makes publications, exhibitions and other printed and digital matter that lives in the intervening spaces between design, performance, and authorship. Co-director of Native Strategies (with Brian Getnick) and a Senior Lecturer at Otis School of Art and Design, Tanya has presented projects at Pomona College Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, LACE, Human Resources, ForYourArt, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Concord, and Public Fiction. She holds an MFA from CalArts (2007) in Graphic Design and a BA from University of Pennsylvania (1997) in English literature.
Susan E. Thomas
currently works as a librarian at LIU Brooklyn and has also worked at CUNY and Pratt Institute. She has published articles in Art Documentation
about art and design zines and periodicals and has a forthcoming article about contemporary artists' recordworks. She was a speaker at CABC in 2009 and 2010 and at ARLIS/NA Toronto in 2012. She is also finishing a poetry collection, Camellia Vs. Azalia