Kirsten Leenaars, You Are Here, 2013, courtesy of the artist
February 14 – March 14, 2013
Opening reception & pop-up presentations: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6-8pm
Can an object of affection take the form of a book? Join Printed Matter this Valentines Day and leaf through Chido Johnson’s Love Library, a collection of 200+ books in the traveling exhibition Let’s Talk About Love Baby. These artist made books are an intimate re-imagining of the traditional romance novel, encompassing molded and carved novels, as well as, in one case, a bookwork sprouting with vegetation. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 14, 6-8 PM, with Pop-up artist presentations throughout the evening. Kirsten Leenaars will be presenting her contribution: You Are Here.
February 1-3, 2013
Opening: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 6–9 pm
Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 1-3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 31. Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-one countries, including Knust/Extrapool, Onomatopee, and Werkplaats Typografie from The Netherlands.
Charlotte Dumas, from the “Reverie” series, close-up photographs of wolves, courtesy the artist
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6-8pm
Printed Matter is pleased to debut a new fundraising edition with artist Charlotte Dumas. The set of images are taken from her book Companion which collects 70 Polaroids made between 2002 and 2012, newly released by Editions Filigranes. The images in the edition include one originally appearing in Palermo 7, showing a racehorse from Hipodromo La Favorita in Palermo. The second image, from her Reverie series, shows a wolf in Lake George, CO. Reproduced from original polaroids, the c-prints are done in a signed and numbered edition of 50, measure 6 ½ x 5”, and are priced at $100 each. At Printed Matter Dumas will present original polaroids and several out of print publications. She will be signing Companion, and her latest book Anima, which features the series on the burial horses of Arlington cemetery in VA.
Project Projects is pleased to participate in the New York Art Book Fair. Prem Krishnamurthy will moderate a conversation between renowned Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens and David Senior of the MoMA Library. Karel Martens is a Dutch designer and teacher. After training at the school of art in Arnhem, he has worked as a freelance graphic designer, specializing in typography. Alongside this, he has always made free (non-commissioned) graphic and three-dimensional work. His design work ranges widely, from postage stamps, to books, to signs on buildings. All this work is documented and celebrated in the books Karel Martens: drukwerk / printed matter and Karel Martens: counterprint. Martens has taught graphic design since 1977. His first appointment was at the school of art at Arnhem (until 1994). He was then attached to the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (1994–9). From 1997 he has been a visiting lecturer in the graphic design department at the School of Art, Yale University. In that year, together with Wigger Bierma, he started a pioneering school of postgraduate education within the ArtEZ, Arnhem – the Werkplaats Typografie – where he still teaches.
Printed Matter is pleased to announce a launch for DUNE by Dutch photographer Misha De Ridder, published by Layflat Press. Misha de Ridder will give a presentation about his practice, touching on his interest in connecting with the natural landscape through images, as well as considerations of publishing his photo works in book form. Joining de Ridder will be Diana Balmori who teaches at the Yale University School of Architecture, and is the principal of Balmori Associates, a landscape and urban design firm in New York. She will speak about de Ridder’s work in terms of the un/natural landscape and modes of representation.
Printed Matter presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 30 to October 2, 2011, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 29th. Free and open to the public, and featuring more than 200 exhibitors, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from twenty-one countries.
Dutch publishers include Boekie Woekie, Casco, De Appel, FOAM Magazine, Girls Like Us, Idea Books, Knust / Extrapool, Kunsteverein (Amsterdam), Metropolis M, Post Editions, Roma Publications, SKOR, Stichting Archis, Werkplaats Typografie, Witte de With Publishers:
Hans Eijkelboom, New York By Numbers, 2010, courtesy the artist
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5-7pm
Printed Matter is pleased to launch New York by Numbers, a new book from Dutch photographer and conceptual artist Hans Eijkelboom. Please join us this Wednesday, April 6, 5-7 PM, for a reception and signing. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Street in New York City.
New York By Numbers was created by Eijkelboom over a three week period in May of 2010. The series of images represent a kind of artistic-anthropological study, a meticulous effort to find and photograph one hundred people wearing numbers on their clothing, 1 through 100. Working within the confines of the task (what soon became a game), Eijkelboom has generated a collection of images that are both playful and revealing. His photographs, taken together, are as much driven by the whimsical "need" to capture elusive numbers as they are an opportunity to snapshot a hundred moments activated by an encounter with the right hat, backpack or sports jersey. Each image is, in a sense, the image he’s been looking for.
While the parameters of the game inform and produce each photo people are often seen in motion, in large groups and buried in the chaos of the crowd the project touches on how these individual lives, notated by an incidental number, exist in delicate relation to all the rest.
Hans Eijkelboom (Born 1949, Arnhem, Holland) began his artistic career in 1971 with an installation that was part of a group show that included Joseph Beuys, Ed Ruscha, and Douglas Huebler. Since then, he has produced over twenty-five books, gaining renown in Europe for self-publishing many of them, and his work has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands; Provincial Museum of Photography, Antwerp, Belgium; and Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany. Eijkelboom is based in Amsterdam.
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