Paul Chan, “Publish to Perish”
28 Sep 2012
5:30PM - 7:00PM
|Where||THE NY ART BOOK FAIR at MoMA/PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY
September 28 2012, 5:30-7pm
The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference is a dynamic, two-day event focused on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. This year’s conference will feature keynote by artist-publisher Paul Chan.
Artist Paul Chan began publishing limited-edition books, e-books, and art works under imprint Badlands Unlimited in 2010. His questions about the viability of publishing will form the subject of this address, including: “Is publishing a form of addiction? What is a book? How is reading a book different than looking at art? Does light change the nature of what appears on paper and screen? How come I was served with a warrant for outstanding taxes? Why does running Badlands waste so much time and lose so much money? What does this have to do with pleasure?”
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