The Printed Book: Medium and Object of Artification
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by Camilo Otero
1w ago
Join us on Tuesday, August 13 at 6.30pm for an in-person event at Center for Book Arts, The Printed Book: Medium and Object of Artification a lecture by Graphic Designer, Scholar, and Artist, Hagen Verleger. About the program The dichotomy between design and art has been repeatedly challenged, not only in product design but also in graphic design. Such a blurring of disciplinary boundaries is particularly evident in the field of book design: often so-called processes of ‘artification’ (i.e. the transformation of non-art into art) have been essentially mediated by the book. At the same time, th ..read more
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Artists’ Books for Stitchcraft: Threading Reproductive Justice, Resilience and Change
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by Camilo Otero
1w ago
Please join us for Artists’ Books for Stitchcraft: Threading Reproductive Justice, Resilience and Change with Iviva Olenick on Friday, October 18th 2024 at 6pm. As part of her multi-year, interdisciplinary art project, Stitchcraft: Threading Reproductive Justice, Resilience and Change, artist Iviva Olenick is making a series of artists’ books conveying traditional herbal remedies for managing reproductive and hormonal cycles of women and people with wombs. These methods date back hundreds of years, and many have been lost to time and industrialized medicine. By cataloguing herbalisms’ ora ..read more
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BookTalk: Full Dress or Half Dress, Not Casual
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by Camilo Otero
1w ago
Join us on Tuesday, October 8 at 6.30pm for Full Dress or Half Dress, Not Casual: Dust Jacket Elements As Collage Material an in-person BookTalk with Buzz Spector. This is part of Center for Book Arts ongoing BookTalk series—presentations related to the book arts curated and moderated by CBA Instructor Roni Gross. The dust jacket of printed hardcover book is confirmation in itself of a formal publication. Even if the writing between those boards is comic or trivial, a hardcover edition speaks at least to the seriousness of the publishing endeavor. I have previously written about this prestige ..read more
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The World of Boxes
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by Tyler Roarty
3w ago
Course Code: 24MBM001I This five-day, in-person workshop takes place at Center for Book Arts, Monday through Friday, August 5th to 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday, August 5th, 10:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday, August 6th, 10:00am – 4:00pm Wednesday, August 7th, 10:00am – 4:00pm Thursday, August 8th, 10:00am – 4:00pm Friday, August 9th, 10:00am – 4:00pm Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Monday, July 22 at 11:59pm. About the Workshop: This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Barbara Mauriello. Boxmaking is a thrilling expedition into architecture. B ..read more
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Bookbinding I and II Intensive
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by Tyler Roarty
1M ago
Course Code: 24MBB150I This five-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Monday through Friday, August 12–16, 2024, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Monday, August 12, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Tuesday, August 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Thursday, August 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Friday, August 16, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on July 29, at 11:59 pm. About the Workshop: In this introductory yet comprehensive in-person intensive workshop taught by CBA instructor Maria Verónica San Martín, students will have the opportunity to dee ..read more
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Summer 2024 Exhibition Opening Reception
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by Camilo Otero
1M ago
This event takes place in-person at Center for Book Arts (28 W 27th St, 3rd Fl) on Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 6:00–8pm. If on mobile, scroll down to RSVP. New Exhibition Center for Book Arts is thrilled to present a new exhibition—The Greater Coming Together by Slavko Đurić.     The post Summer 2024 Exhibition Opening Reception appeared first on Center for Book Arts ..read more
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Been Magic * Been Real: A Conversation
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by Camilo Otero
1M ago
Join us on Thursday, June 6 at 6.30 pm for an in-person conversation at Center for Book Arts between Helina Metaferia and Kiki Teshome, curatorial assistant at Studio Museum in Harlem. Protective iconography appropriated from the talisman scrolls adorn each image of the activists, who stand in historical revolutionary gestures. Crowd sourced text from her workshops and participatory installations are placed in sections where prayers are traditionally scribed. Bodily and performative in nature, Been Magic * Been Real is printed to scale of the human form, and can be hung as art, gazed ..read more
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Generations
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by Camilo Otero
2M ago
Generations by Helina Metaferia is a monograph of Metaferia’s work that accomapnied the exhibition Generations.  The post Generations appeared first on Center for Book Arts ..read more
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Struggle From Afar: Ethiopian Women Peace and Human Rights Activists in the Diaspora
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by Camilo Otero
2M ago
Struggle from Afar: Ethiopian Women for Peace and Human Rights Activists in the Diaspora, by Maigenet Shifferraw, is a collective biography of Ethiopian women activists in the United States who worked within the Ethiopian Women for Peace  and Development a civic organization established in 1991. It is a powerful testimony of the role that Ethiopian women in diaspora played in promoting in the region, that would inspire many Ethiopian young women at home and in the diaspora to continue the struggle for peace and the respect of human rights.  The post Struggle From Afar: Ethiopian Wome ..read more
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Been Magic * Been Real
Center for Book Arts Blog
by Camilo Otero
2M ago
Been Magic * Been Real is a limited edition risograph artists’ book and correlating exhibition by interdisciplinary Ethiopian-American artist Helina Metaferia. Modeled after traditional Ethiopian “magic” talisman scrolls, Metaferia makes a contemporary paper scroll book out of collaged images of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) women (cis and trans femmes) who have previously engaged in her By Way of Revolution social practice workshops around the country. Protective iconography appropriated from the talisman scrolls adorn each image of the activists, who stand in historical revol ..read more
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