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Symposium: "Illuminations: Poets, Artists, and the Book"

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Pablo Picasso, title page of the book "Le Chant des morts" ("The Song of the Dead") by Pierre Reverdy (Paris: Tériade Editeur, 1948)

Pablo Picasso, title page of the book "Le Chant des morts" ("The Song of the Dead") by Pierre Reverdy (Paris: Tériade Editeur, 1948). © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction, including downloading of Pablo Picasso works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Gunn Theater

Join us for the 2017 Reva and David Logan Symposium on the Artist's Book.

An explosion of collaborative works by major poets and artists in the early twentieth century gave birth to the artist’s book as a recognized genre in modern and contemporary art. To what extent does the spirit of collaboration survive? Join scholars, publishers, poets, and artists for an inspired discussion of how collaborative and cross-genre expression finds form and acquires an audience.

Poetic Connections In and Over Time
Mary Ann Caws (keynote)
Author, art historian
Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature,
City University of New York

On the Cusp of the Seeable and Sayable
Lisa Pearson
Publisher, Siglio Press
Catskill, New York

Artists’ Books and the Mimeo Revolution
Kyle Schlesinger
Publisher, Cuneiform Press
Austin, Texas

Painted Text
Ward Schumaker
Artist, illustrator
San Francisco

The Fabric of Collaboration
Richard Wagener
Wood engraver, publisher, Mixolydian Editions
Petaluma


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Free with museum admission.


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