Filed under: Events, Paper Pusher | Tags: Artbook, artists books, Book, D.A.P, David Zwirner, zines
5th ANNUAL DAVID ZWIRNER POP-UP BOOKSTORE
MONDAY, JULY 21 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
10 AM – 6 PM
525 WEST 19TH STREET
Co-hosted with ARTBOOK | D.A.P., it will offer signed artist catalogues, new publications, DVDs, posters, and more.
On Thursday, July 24, the store will be open until 8pm for the Chelsea Art Walk.
Contact: Molly Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am implementing a new project/column on Contemporaneous Extension that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time, and I’m putting my money where my mouth is starting NOW. Introducing…Paper Pusher©.
Paper Pusher is a new segment of the blog revolving around contemporary zines and artists’ books. Both genres subsist in the artistic and literary underworld, bartered among friends or supplied by specialty shops and libraries. The primary goal of Paper Pusher is to provide context and connections to these printed endeavors, give credit to innovation, and shed light on the form as an experimental yet personal art object for the populace.
Paper Pusher will provide interviews, reviews, coverage of events and exhibitions related to publications, and articles on trends and traditions in zines and artists’ books. The reader will attain a sense of history as well as learn of current practices and artists experimenting in the scene. Paper Pusher will also address the unique transformative power of zines and artists’ books—they ask to be handled and revisited, creating a personal and accessible connection to an art-object unlike any other. Their ability to address controversial dialogues and aesthetic challenges outside the dictations of the market is both their most valuable and exciting characteristic. Paper Pusher will credit examples of innovation, successful collaboration, and rambunctious spirit.
If you’d like to get involved, send me a zine or artist book you’ve created, recommend an artist or press, or just talk shop, please do not hesitate to drop me a line! Looking forward to it all; keep your eyes peeled for the reviews starting soon.
Filed under: Events, Treatz | Tags: art books, artists books, balls deep, NYABF, Printed Matter, zines
All information pertaining to the conference, programming, and exhibitors can be found here.
Additional programming outside of PS 1:
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: artists books, blood, Deborah Donelson, dolls, Gerhard Richter, gravure, Jeanne Opgenhaffen, John Dilnot, Jordan Eagles, London, Luc Tuymans, maps, Maxim Lipzer, Michael Fitts, photorealist, plexiglass, porcelain, postcards, resin, spatial concepts, Twinkie, wall sculpture, watercolor
Second installment of worthy aesthetic pleasure.
John Dilnot had a few great boxes up with his London gallery. He also does creative artist books and smaller prints/postcards. Quite wonderful, nostalgic and comical. I’m a sucker for maps.
Jeanne Opgenhaffen had some wonderful, porcelain sculptures. I’ve always been sore for spatial concepts and investigations, challenging the presence of seemingly flat, wall-hung sculpture and its effects in comparison to walk-around sculpture. LOVED these, so much movement!
Jordan Eagles satisfied my desire for photographic realism, preserving splatters of blood usually in resin or on plexiglass. They are visually brilliant, my favorite color, and summon our mortality and the beauty behind it. Splendid.
Michael Fitts, you had me at Twinkie.
Maxim Lipzer was also a great photorealist approach that reminds me of a combination between Luc Tuymans and Gerhard Richter. Loved them.
Maxim Lipzer, ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ Acrylic on Canvas, 52.5 x 68″
Maxim Lipzer, ‘1442 ,’ Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 60″
Deborah Donelson really creeped me out, which I like sometimes. The gravure with watercolor is a gorgeous effect in person, seeming both archival and ominously vibrant. I can’t help but hear moans coming from the mouths of her dolls, a truly humanistic effect to these tortured souls.