Opening night: Thursday, September 19, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Preview: Friday, September 20, from 11 am to 1 pm.
Friday, September 20, from 1 pm to 7 pm.
Saturday, September 21, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Sunday, September 22, from 11 am to 7 pm.
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens.
Printed Matter is indebted to Shannon Michael Cane (1974-2017), Curator of Fairs and Editions, for his significant contributions to the NY and LA Art Book Fairs. His impact on the artists’ book community was immense. He is remembered with admiration and affection.
NOTES ON FUNDAMENTAL JOY—a new book project by Carmen Winant featuring the photographs of Joan E. Biren (JEB), Clytia Fuller, Tee Corinne,Ruth Mountaingrove, Katie Niles, Carol Osmer, Honey Lee Cottrelland more—documents “a community of women/womyn in their collective embrace of the ‘back to the land’ movement. Through the lens of pervasive image-making—women holding cameras, women taking pictures of women—the project considers the radical potential of social and political optimism predicated on the absence of men.”*
Featuring essays by Winant and Ariel Goldberg, NOTES is out now from Printed Matter.
Printed Matter and editor and curator Emanuele De Donno present BOOK AS SYSTEM—THEARTISTS’ BOOKS OF SOL LEWITT, an exhibition of over seventy-five book works—including octavo paperbacks, staple-bound booklets, and folio sets—lending “insight into LeWitt’s interests across conceptual, minimal and post-minimal art, and his return to series and systems across various material forms.”*
“Known primarily as an installation artist and sculptor, LeWitt also produced many dozens of artists’ books starting in the late 1960s—often in association with gallery shows—until his death in 2007. LeWitt was among the first wave of conceptual artists who helped to establish a new radical framework for the publication-as-artwork, and his exemplary approach was instrumental in charting out the reaches of the medium.”*
Work includes LeWitt’s collaborations with Seth Siegelaub (Xerox Book), Art & Project, Amsterdam, and Aspen magazine. On the occasion of the exhibition, Printed Matter and Primary Information will co-publish a facsimile reprint of LeWitt’s FOUR BASIC KINDS OF LINES & COLOUR (1977).