The Hidden Library: Conceptual Art & Artists’ Books

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place via Zoom across four sessions on Thursdays January 27 and February 3, 10, & 17 from 10am–12pm ET.

  • Thurs, Jan 27 10am–12pm ET
  • Thurs, Feb 3 10am–12pm ET
  • Thurs, Feb 10 10am–12pm ET
  • Thurs, Feb 17 10am–12pm ET

About the Workshop:

In this virtual workshop for all experience levels, Instructor Shirin Salehi invites participants to take a step back from the over-saturation of images we all experience on a daily basis and to explore more nuanced, ambiguous, and quiet ways of looking at art and the world around us—culminating in each student applying this approach to creating their own respective artist book project.

Salehi will also offer case studies of enigmatic conceptual artworks—drawing examples from prose, poetry, sculpture, painting, music, and cinema—for the group to discuss and draw inspiration from. All students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions throughout the workshop.

Please note: this course includes some readings, viewings, and listenings that students are expected to complete outside of the scheduled class hours.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!


Required Materials:

  • No materials or tools are needed in advance of the course. The Instructor will help each participant identify what they need based on their respective projects.

About the Instructor

Born in 1982 in Tehran, Shirin Salehi (she/her) is a Spanish-Iranian visual artist, art researcher, and teacher living and working in Madrid and New York.

Salehi primarily works in the discipline of printmaking though she moves freely through drawing, sculpture/ceramics, artist’s books, and poetry—a passion she feels is informed by her Iranian heritage.

She has worked as an art teacher for many years, written essays on the poetics of the artistic process, and spearheaded conferences in art schools and art institutions including the Prado National Museum in Madrid.

She has completed numerous residency programs such as Académie de France à Madrid, Il Bisonte Foundation in Florence, and Fundação Bienal de Cerveira in Portugal.

Salehi has received numerous awards for her work in the U.S. and Europe and her work has been exhibited in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, and Germany.


All images courtesy of the instructor. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!

Registration is full. Please email education@centerforbookarts.org to add yourself to the waiting list.

$160.00

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