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Multiple, Limited, Unique

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, 212-481-0295
July 6 - September 10, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, July 6, 7 - 9 PM
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For the past two years, the Center for Book Arts has been involved in a Collections Initiative, which involves the in-depth cataloguing and preservation of our extensive collection of artist books, prints, catalogues, and ephemera. These works are now available to the public through our free and accessible online collections database, located at Multiple, Limited, Unique is the culmination of the two year effort of the Collections Initiative. The exhibition will offer an overview of the history and development of book arts in the 20th century, and examine the role of the institution in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices.

This exhibition will feature an extensive catalogue with an introduction by the Center’s Executive Director, Alexander Campos, images and descriptions of each piece in the show, and the following essays by noted curators and collectors: “Artists’ Books and Conceptualism(s)” by Johanna Drucker, “Residency Snapshot: A Contemporary Outlook for the Future of Book Arts” by Erin Riley-Lopez, an essay on Broadsides by Nina M. Schneider, and “The®evolutionary democratic multiple” by Tony White. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a talk with Jen Larson, dates To Be Announced.

Also opening July 6th:

“The Photograph Unframed: Artist Members Annual Exhibition” organized by Alexander Campos and Doug Beube July 6, 2011 – September 10, 2011 Opening Reception July 6, 2011, 7pm-9pm

This exhibition, featuring current members of CBA’s artistic community and other invited artists whose work will further the discourse, will focus on how the art of photography, the photographic process, and related media such as video stills are used to convey content, form, text, and image within a broader context of book arts practices. Artworks featured in this exhibition will represent a broad range of book and related arts, including but not limited to books, prints, sculpture, mixed-media installation, new media, and performance art.
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