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[Day 2] Bridges: Social Engagement in Artists’ Books/ 2021 Reva and David Logan Symposium on the Artist's Book

December 5, 2021, 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Clifton Meador, from the research project Printing at the Derge Parkhang. Courtesy of the artist

As potent tools for understanding, books can bridge disparate cultures. This year’s Logan Symposium brings together six powerful and courageous voices, artists who have traveled the world, and traveled within themselves, to bring back visual and poetic testimony. Please join us virtually for the second day of the symposium to hear and see their remarkable stories. Discussion/ Q&A will immediately follow after the program. 

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About the Speakers

Laura Anderson Barbata, Book Making in the Amazon Rain Forest: Preserving a Culture

Laura Anderson Barbata, a transdisciplinary artist with studios in New York and Mexico City, produces work that, in her words, is “intended to connect various cultures . . . by engaging creative practices that promote dignity, shared values, diversity, and collaboration through reciprocal exchange of knowledge.” Her work with the Yanomami of southern Venezuela led to the production of handmade paper and an award-winning book that preserves the belief systems of their culture. The project became a tool for advocacy, social justice, self-determination, and environmental protection.

Clifton MeadorThis Is Not Tibet

Clifton Meador combines writing, photography, printmaking, and design to make printed works that explore how the narratives of culture, history, and place are the basis for identity. For a 2006–2007 research project in Tibet, he produced detailed photo documentation of the production of printed sutras at a Tibetan temple. He later created a series of artist’s books inspired by the experience. Meador has worked as a pressman at several commercial, literary, and small–press production facilities. He is a professor in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University.

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Free online event. No registration required. 


The 2021 Reva and David Logan Symposium on the Artist’s Book is the sixth in a series made possible by generous grants from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, the Revada Foundation, and the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

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