Curatorial Walkthrough: Beau Geste Press

Hungarian Schmuck held by Felipe Ehrenberg. Photo by Lourdes Grobet. c. 1980. Courtesy Estate of Lourdes Grobet
Carolee Schneemann working on Parts of a Body House Book, 1972 From left to right: Allen Fisher, Elaine Fisher (hidden), Matthias Ehrenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Felipe Ehrenberg Collection M • H Archive, Mexico City Photo Anthony McCall
Light skin woman with short brown hair in turtleneck
Alice Motard (2022) ©EmilieVialet

Event Info

Please join us on April 15 at 4pm for an in-person tour of the exhibition Beau Geste Press with curator Alice Motard.

This Program was made possible in part by support from the Bibliographical Society of America.

About the exhibition

This exhibition surveys the history of Beau Geste Press (BGP), an independent publishing house active in the southwest of Great Britain from 1971 to 1976, which specialized in limited-edition artists’ books that were distributed internationally via the postal network. On display are artists’ books published by the BGP community and those made by visitors from around the globe to their rural outpost, such as Carolee Schneemann, Takako Saito, and Cecilia Vicuña. The publications evidence the group’s attachment to DIY artisanship and its geographical reach—with contributors from as far afield as Mexico, Chile, Hungary, Japan, Iceland, and Canada—but also the diversity of creative practices it embraced.

This is an in-person event at 28 West 27th Street 3rd Floor. 10001 NYC.

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