The Contemporary Artists Books Conference (CABC) planning committee invites paper and panel proposals for our 2022 conference, which will focus on “Re-Envisioning Artist Book Visibility.” The CABC planning committee asks: how do people find and experience artists’ books?
We invite proposals that explore what visibility means; practical and ethical elements of description; challenges and opportunities for collections, artists and book fairs; the presence of the book in the public sphere; publishing and other relevant areas and approaches. We encourage proposals that draw from ethics, feminist studies, critical race studies, queer theory, activism, and non-western perspectives to broaden and deepen our understanding of how people experience artists’ books. Our hope is for the conference to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of artists’ books; thus, we welcome submissions from art historians, artists, designers, critics, curators, librarians, collectors, booksellers, and practitioners in other fields. Graduate students and early-career artists and scholars are encouraged to apply. We anticipate that sessions will be conducted virtually over Zoom. All speakers will receive an honorarium for participating. The 2022 CABC is graciously supported by Center for Book Arts.