Livre d’Artiste d’Aujourd’hui: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Organized by Alexander CamposMaddy Rosenberg, & Roni Gross.

What is a livre d’artiste? One could argue, not in absolute, that the livre d’artiste was “traditionally” put together by the publisher asking an artist and writer (who often didn’t even know each other) to create work for a publication. The collaboration was usually an arranged one and the production value was usually of high quality produced in a limited run. For this exhibition, however, the curators are interested to see how artists, writers, performers, etc, have found ways to self-produce publications that embody the collaborative spirit embedded in the concept of the livre d’artiste. The exhibition will present the work of a true collaboration, not one artist responding to a finished work, but instead one in which both contributors have equal weight.

Collaborations being featured include:

Rosaire Appel & Myrna Burks; Samanta Batra-Mehta & Sweta Srivastava Vikram; Rosemarie Chiarlone, Susan Weiner, Elaine Wright & Alfredo Useche; Béatrice Coron & Elizabeth DeSole; Martin Demaine, Erik Demaine & Micheal Benson; Rolando Estevez-Jordan & Ruth Behar; Anne Gilman & David Unger; Ximena Perez-Grobet & AJO (Maria Jose de la Hoz); Roni Gross, Peter Schell & Nancy Campbell; Mary Heebner, John Balkwill, Tomio Muneno, Tessa Tapscott & David Shelton; Wennie Huang & Ed Go; Despo Magoni & over 30 various collaborators; Iviva Olenick, Luke Hoorelbeke & Community Members; Robin Price & Joyce Cutler-Shaw; Felicia Rice, Monica Brown & Jenny Callañ aupa Huarhua; Miriam Schaer & Mary Florio; Susan Schwalb & Martin Boykan; Robbin Ami Silverberg & András Dés; Sarah Stengle & Michael Joseph; and Ewa Monika Zebrowski & Anne Michaels.

The exhibition traveled to MDC Galleries of Art + Design in Miami from November 17th, 2014 to March 20th, 2015. Presented to coincide with the Miami Book Fair International, there will be a related panel on paper and book arts in February. MDC Galleries of Art + Design is located at Centre Gallery (on the Miami Dade College Wolfson campus), at 300 NE Second Avenue in Miami.

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew 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.

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