Archive Bound examines methodologies within the presentation, documentation, historiography, and exhibition display of non-object based and site-specific artworks. Additionally, the exhibition at the Center for Book Arts includes books, photographs, and ephemera associated with Conceptual, Performance, and Site-Specific Art practices. Several first generation avant-garde figures lay the groundwork for a discourse on the contemporary utilization of these crucial genres. A performance series is being held in conjunction with the exhibition at The New School.
On November 21, Frida Kahlo from the Guerrilla Girls discusses the history of the Guerrilla Girls' work with Archive Bound curator Karen E. Jones. The series continues with a performance by Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin on December 3.
Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and inequality within the fine arts into focus within the greater community. Guerrilla Girls names are pseudonyms generally based on dead female artists. Members go by names such as Kathe Kollwitz, Alma Thomas, Rosalba Carriera, Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos, Hannah Höch, Zubeida Agha, Chiyo Uno, and Shigeko Kubota. The Guerrilla Girls use pseudonyms as a way to not forget female artists.
Sponsored by the Center for Book Arts and The New School, the performance series is held in conjunction with the Archive Bound exhibition at The Center for Book Arts on view from October 2 - December 12, 2015.
The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as an art object, while preserving the traditional practices of the art of the book.
Support for the Center for Book Arts' Visual Arts Program is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit Centerforbookarts.org.
Location: Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Executive Director & Curator for The Center for Book Arts
Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world.
Karen E. Jones
Karen E. Jones is an art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art. She has curated exhibitions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney Museum, among other venues. She has written numerous articles and reviews for publications such as Art and Text, Tema Celeste, and Time Out New York. She currently teaches art history at the City University of New York.