September 30, 2015

95.  The Pine Tree Scholars program introduces Columbia and Barnard students to the crafts associated with fine book production, such as typography, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking, as well as to the rare and art book trades.  The program is run by Teresa Harris, Curator of Avery Classics at Columbia's Avery Art & Architecture Library; Karla Nielsen, Curator of Literature in Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library; and Shannon O'Neill, Associate Director of Archives & Special Collections at Barnard College.

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September 16, 2015

94.  Heléne van Aswegen is an art and book specialist in the Visual Arts Department at Stellenbosch University, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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August 5, 2015

93c. Repositioning the Archive

This three-part series investigates how the archive is repositioning, both as archival collection and as artistic tool. The series was organized by The Center for Book Arts.

Panel 3: “Artists Activating the Archive”
This 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. Moderator: Marvin J. Taylor, New York University, Director & Curator, Fales Library

The panelists - 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.

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July 29, 2015

93b. Repositioning the Archive

Panel 2: “Innovative Practices of Presenting Archives to the Public”
This panel considers the ways in which archivists and curators are changing their presentation of archives as material culture to respond to new content and new users, including artists and the general public.  Moderator: Marvin J. Taylor, New York University, Director & Curator, Fales Library

The panelists - Andrew Blackley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Archivist, and Artist
Ben Vershbow, New York Public Library, Director, NYPL Labs
Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc, Founding Director.

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July 22, 2015

93a. Repositioning the Archive

Panel 1: “Understanding Archives and Recent Shifts”
This panel takes a historical and theoretical approach to discussing the history, theory and practice of archives as well as the way in which most people understand archives as material culture in relation to a lived history. Moderator: Marvin J. Taylor, New York University, Director & Curator, Fales Library

The panelists - Jonathan Berger, 80WSE Gallery, Director and Artist
Ann E. Butler, Bard College, Library & Archives, Center for Curatorial Studies, Director
Glenn E. Wharton, New York University, Clinical Associate Professor of Museum Studies.

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July 8, 2015

92.  Christopher Davenport of Pocket Knife Press records stories of ecology, place, and people through hand pulled paper and the artist book.

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June 24, 2015

91. The Chinese Photobook is a publication (Aperture 2015) and a traveling exhibition curated by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. Ruben Lundgren of WassinkLundgren comments.

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