Covid d’État: An Interview with Gaylord Schanilec and Russell Maret

Event Info

This in-person event takes place at CBA (28 W 27 St, 3rd Fl) on Wednesday, April 20 at 6pm.

About the Event

Center for Book Arts is excited to host Covid d’État: An Interview with Gaylord Schanilec and Russell Maret. In 2021 Gaylord Schanilec and Russell Maret each published works dealing with the global Covid-19 pandemic, and the constitutional crises embodied in the 2020 Presidential election. In contrast to each artist’s typically personal work, both books stood out for their explicit political content. Schanilec’s book, American Crow, besides a series of Covid related ruminations, uses the metaphor of the crow (latin name Corvid) as a lens through which to critique the current state of American politics; while Maret’s book, Three Constitutions, uses typography, redaction, and digital interference to comment on the flaws in originalist constitutional thinking. The talk will consist of brief presentations by Schanilec and Maret, followed by a discussion moderated by rare book librarian, Jane Siegel.


How to Attend

This event is FREE, however we ask that you please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of Center for Book Arts programming!

All attendees are required to comply with CBA’s health & safety policy requiring that all visitors be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus and wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times while on-site. If you have a religious or medical exemption to the vaccine, please contact Executive Director Corina Reynolds at in advance of your visit.

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