March 20, 2019

124c.  DAVID PATON  The 7th Biennial Codex Book Fair and Symposium was held February 3-6 in Richmond, California, with a Nordic focus, including artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Thanks to Codex for making the symposium recordings available to all.

The Jack Ginsberg Collection of Artists' Books: Highlights from 25 years of working with the collection in South Africa
David Paton is currently Senior Lecture and past head of the Department (2004-2009) of Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He examines important curatorial projects and selected seminal moments from Jack Ginsberg's extensive Johannesburg-based collection of artists' books and archive of books on artists' books.



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March 13, 2019

124b.  Tatjana Bergelt discusses her recent artist book From Finland barefoot in snow, a cassette with two books, edition of 4, Northern Sami / Finnish/ German languages, 2015. Focusing on the existential poetry by Sami activist Nils Aslak Valkeap√§√§, yet deeply differing from Middle European existentialism, this artists' book project respects the very core of Nomad culture of the indigenous people of Europe in its visual form. Sami people have been relatively isolated in the very Northern part of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. They speak 10 different languages but yet still must fight for their rights of land ownership and identity.

From Finland barefoot in snow - second of seven presentations at the biennial Codex Symposium, 2019



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March 6, 2019

124a.  Ase Eg Jorgensen, Jesper Fabricius and Jesper Rasmussen are co-editors of Pist Protta, a journal like no other. Firstly because it is rare that a Danish journal dedicated to contemporary art survives for so many years - Pist Protta is the oldest existing art journal in Denmark - and secondly, because it does not look like any other art journal. The principal rule the editors have adhered to is that no issue is to be like any previous one in either format or content. According to the co-editors' motto Pist Protta is not only to be about art, but to be art, the individual issues can be seen as a hybrid between a magazine and an artist's book.

We always try to keep it simple - first of seven presentations at the biennial Codex Symposium, 2019



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September 20, 2017

123. Susan Joy Share has worked with book art for 40 years, first in Brooklyn and then, since 1997, in Anchorage, Alaska. Guest host is Paula Beardell Krieg. Susan's 1992 video is here.



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June 14, 2017

122.  Nicholas Yeager is a rare books librarian, historian of the book, scribe, motorcyclist, inventor of Zorbix and the travel researcher 'Motoscribendi'.



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