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HISTORY OF ART SERIES: Paper as Vehicle for History and Memory, Panel 1
March 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Panel 1: PAPER AS VEHICLE FOR HISTORY AND MEMORY, will focus on the impact of paper on the daily lives of people, both in western and non-western regions, creating historical relevancy.
Alexandra Soteriou, Behind the Sheet: Paper as Cultural DNA
Papermaking historian on India and Central Asia during the Middle Ages and its survival to this day,
John Bidwell, Hand Papermaking in England
Morgan Library curator and printing historian on the revival of hand papermaking in England prompted in part by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press.
Donald Farnsworth, Director Magnolia Editions, Studio Production of Large Format 16th c Paper for Contemporary Artists
Farnsworth will speak about his contemporary studio in Oakland, CA, creating large handmade sheets using historical techniques.
Lisa Gitelman, Paper in Motion: Circulation and Authentication
NYU Media historian Lisa Gitelman on documents and the function of paper in the world, drawing upon her recent book, Paper Knowledge.
The moderator for this panel is Robbin Ami Silverberg, professor at Pratt Institute and Proprietor of Dobbin Mill.
March 17, 6:30pm – Panel 2: Paper as Social Practice, Engagement, and Intervention
March 31, 6:30pm – Panel 3: Paper as Haptic Experience
The Center for Book Arts’ 2017 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.