Please join the Center for Book Arts for our new series, “Book Talk,” a member-organized monthly event where people within our community engage with a diverse group of artists, academics, and people in different areas to develop critical dialogue around books. This month, we are pleased to feature Professor Shana Agid from the New School who will be leading a lecture based on Avery Gordon’s essay “Theory and Justice” from the book “Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power, and People” (Paradigm 2004). The discussion will focus on the text and its relationship to Book Art. Afterward please stay to view hand selected artworks from the Center’s collection by staff archivist Theo Roth. The event is free and open to the public.
***Please read the essay “Theory and Justice” by Avery Gordon which can be found here prior to the talk***
Shana Agid is an artist, teacher, writer, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference, particularly regarding sexuality, race, and gender in visual and political cultures. Agid is an Assistant Professor of Arts, Media, and Communication at Parsons the New School for Design where he teaches book arts, collaborative design, and service design. She has an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. He is on the Editorial Board of Radical Teacher and a co-founder with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani of Working With People, a curriculum and web-based resource on the complex contexts of partner-based and collaborative work in educational environments. His art work has been shown at The New York Center for Book Arts, the Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, the San Francisco Center for the Book, Southern Exposure, the Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, and at the Lower East Side Printshop.
A special thanks to Roni Gross for helping to organize the talk.