Ready for the BAR days of summer? Join Book Art Review for a party on July 27th, hosted by our good friends at Miriam in Williamsburg, to celebrate the release of our 2nd issue. You can check out our first two issues, join in some book related (or unrelated) conversation or just enjoy the company. And if you’d be interested in writing for in the future, we’re happy to talk about that, too! The party will start at 7:00PM with brief (we promise) remarks around 8:00PM.
Special thanks to all of our contributors, editors, designers, printers, supporters, subscribers, and artists for making this issue a success!
What’s in Issue 2
- “Something Else Press vs. the Mimeo Revolution” by Matvei Yankelevich
- “Economics of Publishing” by Paige Landesberg
- “Interview with Claudia de la Torre on the occasion of Palimpsest” by Oscar Salguero
- Jennie Hinchcliff on Radha Pandey’s Deep Time
- Katy Nelson on Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s Utopia Myopia
- Philo Cohen on Shala Miller’s Tender Noted
- Vivian Sming on Alfonso Santiago’s Separadores/Bookmarks
- Allie Haeusslein on Daniel Gordon’s Houseplants
About the Venue
Miriam is an artist-run gallery and bookshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that opened in December 2019. Through deeply collaborative relationships with artists and curators, Miriam shares uniquely interdisciplinary practices through exhibitions, artists’ books, and public programs. Located at 319 Bedford Avenue, their building has a long history of hosting artists, serving as a neighborhood-centered, artist-run space for over thirty years. Building on the legacy of the space, Miriam is a platform for experimentation and dialogue.
Artists’ books are an integral part of Miriam’s program and the artistic practices of their community, as books are historically democratic by nature. The familiarity of the book is its power, as it invites interaction and gives the viewer permission to explore intimately. Artists’ book makers celebrate the ubiquitous quality that books carry—often embracing accessibility through the act of producing multiples and disseminating widely— while continuously expanding the potential of the book formally and conceptually.