This evening features the editors and contributors to The Art of Collaboration: Poets, Artists, Books (Cuneiform Press, 2015), a new publication that explores the ways in which visual and literary artists work together to create artists’ books. Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, describes The Art of Collaboration as follows:
“Always a space for experimentation, the book has been a platform for innovative collaboration since its invention, and never more than in the modern era—when painters, poets, editors, typographers, and binders have each contributed to the production of works whose whole becomes something far more than its parts. The essays in this volume address some of the main threads of collaboration in American and French poetry and printing, where the livre d’artiste flirts with the artist’s book in imagining the page, the text, the codex as a vital scene of exchange. Each of these authors has been involved in this field in a professional and/or creative manner, and each speaks from experience with substantive authority.”
Contributors to the publication include: Susan Bee, Bill Berkson, Charles Bernstein & Richard Tuttle, Olivier Brossard, Antoine Cazé, Antoine Coron, Anca Cristofovici, Gervais Jassaud, Vincent Katz, Constance Lewallen, Barbara Montefalcone, Pascal Poyet & Françoise Goria, Raphael Rubinstein, Kyle Schlesinger, and Michael Siebenbrodt.
- Olivier Brossard, Maitre de conférences en littérature américaine, Université Paris-Est Marne-la Vallée
- Anca Cristofovici, Professeur en études américaines, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
- Barbara Montefalcone, Chair in Liberal Studies, Paris College of Art
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by November 20 to: