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History of Art: Women in Publishing #WIP | Contemporary Presses Led by Women
HISTORY OF ART SERIES: Women in Publishing #WIP
Women in Publishing (#WIP) is the focus for the 2019 History of Art series. The Center for Book Arts will be hosting three lively discussions in which leading scholars, publishers, artists and activists will explore women’s contributions to Western book history from the Renaissance to the present. Collectively, these women are rewriting the dominant patriarchal narrative of book history, placing women’s contributions to printing and publishing at the fore. Their work demonstrates that the history of Women in Publishing is truly a Work in Progress (#WIP). Through the series, the Center for Book Arts hopes to encourage further action toward a more inclusive history by recognizing and sharing underrecognized histories, voices, viewpoints and practices. The series is moderated by Sarah Kirk Hanley, independent scholar and critic in fine prints, multiples and artists’ books.
Contemporary Presses Led by Women, Friday, March 1, 6:30 pm
Future Forward Reception, 8-10pm
More women than ever are at the helm of publishing ventures, from commercial/trade publishing to boutique/independent. For this talk we will focus on smaller, art-focused presses led by broad-minded women who are pushing the envelope.
Sarah Kirk Hanley – independent expert and critic in fine prints, multiples and artists’ books. She is a contributor to the journal Art in Print and a consulting expert appraiser and advisor. Hanley is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable and the Association of Print Scholars.
Camille Crain Drummond – Brooklyn-based cultural producer and director of publishing at Pioneer Works. She is co-producer of the center’s annual publishing and music fair, Press Play, and a recent contributor to Recto/Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, New York (Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2018). Via the Narrative Arts department, Pioneer Works Press disseminates meaningful and accessible entry points to the arts drawn from public programs at Pioneer Works, with a range of audio and print projects that demonstrate new directions in publishing. Drummond will discuss the publication program, specifically the recently released Disassembler by Maria Antelman and Sequence by Miss Information.
Russet Lederman – Writer, editor, and photobook collector in New York City. She teaches art writing at the School of Visual Arts, co-edits The Gould Collection, and is a co-founder of the 10×10 Photobooks Project. Lederman will speak on 10×10’s recent project, How We See: Photobooks by Women (New York: 10 x 10 Photobooks, 2018) and the accompanying traveling Reading Room program.
Tammy Nguyen – Multimedia artist whose work spans painting, drawing, silkscreen and book-making; Founder, Passenger Pigeon Press, an independent press that joins the work of scientists, journalists, creative writers, and artists to create politically nuanced and cross-disciplinary projects. Intersecting geopolitical realities with fiction, her practice addresses lesser-known histories through a blend of myth and visual narrative. She will share selected new projects, touch on the Martha’s Quarterly artists’ book subscription program and discuss her political outreach activities. Nguyen has exhibited at the Rubin Museum, The Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City and the Bronx Museum, among others.
The Center for Book Arts’ 2019 History of Art Series is supported by a grant from the New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association. Additional support is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.