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October 2014

Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon

October 11 - December 20

MAIN GALLERY
Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, Center for Book Arts, with Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Jae Jennifer Rossman (Yale), and Tony White (MICA).

This major exhibition considers the influence of thirteen private collectors on the critical dialogue in the field of book arts.

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Master Faculty Fellow: Richard Minsky: Material Meets Metaphor

October 11 - December 20

FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Haas Arts Library, Yale University

The selected works in this mini-retrospective exhibit Center for Book Arts founder Richard Minsky’s Material Meets Metaphor methodology that has evolved over the last four decades.

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Richard Minsky: Notes

October 11 - December 20

FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Haas Arts Library, Yale University

Richard Minsky explores the relationship between music and visual art in Notes (2014).

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2014 Scholars for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

October 11 - December 20

FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT
Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, Center for Book Arts.

Donald Daedalus, Prudence Dudan, and Lee Marchalonis each received a year-long scholarship to work at the Center for their commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts.

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July 2014

Livre d’Artiste d’Aujourd’hui: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

July 23 - September 27

Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Curator, and Maddy Rosenberg, Curator, CENTRAL BOOKING.

What is a livre d’artiste? One could argue, not in absolute, that the livre d’artiste was “traditionally” put together by the publisher asking an artist and writer (who often didn’t even know each other) to create work for a publication.

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Zines+ and the World of ABC No Rio

July 23 - September 27

Zine is an abbreviation of the term fanzine, and in describing its history and uses Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin are commonly cited, often alongside 1970’s punk music.

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April 2014

Once Upon a Time, There Was the End

April 18 - June 28

Borrowing its title from the stock opening and closing phrases of traditional oral narratives, in particular fairy tales, the exhibition Once Upon a Time, There Was the End pivots around two central themes: stories elicited by modalities of the book in the face of rapid technological transformation, and anxiety about the end of the book as echoed in apocalyptic, dystopian and speculative visions.

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January 2014

Silence Unbound: The Artist’s Lexicon in the Making

January 17 - March 29

The artists featured in Silence Unbound often work in familiar forms, but have at some point been driven to create or conceive of an object that incorporates their language into a book-like design.

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October 2013

My Gallery is the World Now / Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub

October 4, 2013 - December 14, 2013

This exhibition will feature work by Seth Siegelaub, gallerist, curator, researcher, activist and editor of conceptual art publications in the 1960s and early 70s, and will investigate the recent work by contemporary artists that restages and creates related new bookworks.

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July 2013

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

July 10, 2013 - September 21, 2013

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here assembles artists’ responses to the tragic loss of a cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad that occurred in March 5, 2007, by a bomb explosion.

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