The Call for Submissions is posted for our next online exhibition: Altered Books: Digital Interventions. I will be posting relevant articles on the evolution of the book.  Please add links, comments and ideas to this discussion.Take a look at some of the articles in the Journal Openings - Studies in Book Artincluding:

Animated Pages: The Virtual (R)evolution of the Book
by Deborah Cornell, Boston University
http://journals.sfu.ca/cbaa/index.php/jcbaa/issue/view/1/showToc

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Present/Future: Artists’ books in the Age of Digital Communication

February 6, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

The discussion will take plaice at Einstein Auditorium; NYU Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, NYC

https://printedmatter.org/events/305

This roundtable discussion will examine the present and future outlook of the contemporary artists’ book landscape, highlighting the diverse approach of several independent publishers and placing this activity in a broader-than-the-art-world context. Participants will include Paul Chan (Badlands Unlimited), Molly Kleiman (Triple Canopy), Lele Saveri (8 Ball Zine) Ben Davis (Artnet), Miriam Katzeff (Primary Information) will be moderated by David Senior (MoMA Library).

 

In the wake of the “death of the book” pronouncement and the ongoing crisis in the commercial publishing industry, we have witnessed a tremendous resurgence in artists’ book publishing. In the context of this increased activity across both print and digital platforms, panelists will offer their perspective on new models and strategies related to the production and distribution of artists’ material, while exploring the economic, social and political forces that inherently affect and shape cultural production.

ART LIBRARIES SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA  (Free session at CAA)
DOCUMENTING ARTISTS: CREATING, COLLECTING, AND PRESERVING EPHEMERAL MATERIALS

Time: 02/12/2015, 5:30 PM—7:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, Petit Trianon

http://conference.collegeart.org/programs/art-libraries-society-of-...

Chairs: Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art; Francine Snyder, Guggenheim Museum

From Marginal to Mainstream: Art Ephemera as Research Material at the RKD
Roman Koot, Netherlands Institute for Art History

The Artist File Initiative at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City: Supporting Artists and Community Engagement
Marilyn Carbonell, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Making the Fleeting Permanent: The “Winnipeg Effect” and Communities of Collaboration
Liv Valmestad, University of Manitoba

The Future of Artist Files: Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Sally McKay, Getty Research Institute; Samantha Deutch, The Frick Collection

Interesting TED feature on manually altered books:
http://ideas.ted.com/gallery-books-as-youve-never-seen-them-before

"To create new art, Brian Dettmer trashes old books. The painter-turned-sculptor (TED Talk: Old books reborn as art) takes outdated reference materials such as textbooks and encyclopedias, seals them with varnish, then carves away at their pages with an X-Acto knife. Dettmer knifes through books swiftly from cover to cover to reveal images that explore our relationship to information. He adds no color or text; it’s all what he calls “a subtractive sculptural process.” Take a look at some of the amazing results."

http://web.utk.edu/~sphere/Pages/Exhibitions_Book.html

FEATURED EXHIBITION

APPROXIMATE EXACTITUDE: THE DIAGRAM AND THE BOOK

Reception: Thursday, March 19, Emporium Gallery Entry Showcase, 6pm-9pm

Curated by Sarah Smith
The Emporium Arts Center Entry Showcase

The Emporium Center
100 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

On some level throughout history, books have represented authority, knowledge and information. We have trusted and disputed them for centuries. Now, with changes in technology and with the speed and amount of information we receive everyday, our relationship with the book is changing. Perhaps we’re looking to digest our information from books faster now. No matter what the book, many of us tend flip to the photos, illustrations or diagrams, to see if we can understand the text quicker or easier. Sometimes the diagrams augment the text and our understanding of its concepts, sometimes diagrams cannot be understood without the text and vise-versa. Other times the diagrams add very little to the text and instead obfuscate the communication of the book’s ideas. Whichever way the diagram works with the text, it almost always draws us in with its promise of knowledge and its dry beauty. The books in this show make use of, celebrate, occasionally spoof and often times elevate the significance of the diagram as an element of the book.

From Pulp to Pop, Seven Centuries of Book Art
by Joseph Nechvatal on March 5, 2015


http://hyperallergic.com/188050/from-pulp-to-pop-seven-centuries-of...

Marcel Duchamp, “Readymade Malheureux” (Unhappy Readymade) (1919) (detail) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Five Artists, Five Book Reviews

Must a book review take the form of prose — or can it be pure image? For this first art-themed issue of the Book Review, five pathbreaking contemporary artists create visual works of literary criticism, paying homage to the inspiration they’ve found in fiction, philosophy and poetry. JUN. 25, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/06/25/books/review/five-art...

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ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee:
Victoria Szabo, Chair
Jim Demmers,  Sue Gollifer, Kathy Rae Huffman, John Hyatt, Bonnie Mitchell, Hye Yeon Nam, Derick Ostrenko, Jan Searleman, Ruth West.

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