I curated 4 zines/publications/artist-books for the exhibition House Arrest (curated by Terri C. Smith) at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT. The exhibition opened yesterday and will be up for 3 months.
I asked 4 publishers to use this as an opportunity to either republish something existing, or publish something new. There would be a parallel distribution happening. The 4 publications would be distributed both from the site of the exhibition in Stamford, and from the respective publishers and artists’ own distribution channels. Two movements happening simultaneously in different locations with the same objects that may or may not cross paths. The publications are as follows:
- The Binder and the Server published by Triple Canopy
- Architectural Space as Agent by Markus Miessen et al. published by Fillip
- Abode, photographs by Se Young, published by Dominca
- paintings by Marley Freeman published by And Review
ROLU made a nice bookshelf for the exhibition (they also made the desk in my studio that the publications are on in the photo). The idea for the bookshelves originated with the idea of the Occupy Wall Street Library – a library that is constantly in motion – either it’s books in circulation, or it’s actual site or non-site shifting locations (or having multiple locations simultaneously). Each unit can exist independently from the whole structure. They can be picked up and carried away (in different directions). They can be flipped over and used as seats. They can be reassembled into a whole.
All the publications are available for free (except for Triple Canopy’s, which is a print on demand paperback) at the gallery in Stamford. If you would like one, contact the publishers or the gallery.
FRANKLIN STREET WORKS
41 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901
This entry was posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 5:42 pm.