Artists Activating the Archive

When 27 Mar 2015
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY 10001
United States
Enquiry (212) 481-0295

This is the third panel in a three-part series investigating how the archive is being repositioned, both as archival collection and as artistic tool. The series is organized by the Center for Book Arts and made possible through a generous grant by New York Council for the Humanities with co-sponsorship by the Metropolitan New York Library Council and the New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association.

Archives at the Center for Book Arts are closely linked to our history of exhibiting the arts of the book and of engaging with the contemporary art world. In their work with archival materials, artists and curators have created new work, including new works of art, exhibitions, or books. This program explores the changing concept of archive, the new practices of professionals, and the ways artists using archives have brought these collections to life in entirely new ways.

Our third panel examines the ways in which creative writers, visual artists, and performers are using archives as a catalyst in their own work and re-contextualizing archives as artwork. This panel focuses on the evolving collaboration between archival professionals and artists and how this new work is changing archives and art.

Marvin J. Taylor, New York University, Director & Curator, Fales Library.

D. Graham Burnett, Performance artist and writer, New York
Donald Daedalus, Visual artist, New York and past Center for Book Arts Scholar
Emilio Chapela Perez, Visual Artist, Mexico City
Lytle Shaw, Poet and Professor of English, New York University
Matt Wolf, independent filmmaker, New York.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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