May 18th: Underground Gala Dinner at Land & Sea. Dept
June 15th: Birthday Bash at Salvage 1
John Preus: The World as Text
THE WORLD AS TEXT
DESIGNED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOHN PREUS
At the Reading Room // Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts
"writerly text is ourselves writing, before the infinite play of the world is traversed, intersected, stopped, plasticized by some singular system
(Ideology, Genus, Criticism) which reduces the plurality of entrances, the opening of networks, the infinity of languages" -Roland Barthes
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THURSDAY, JUNE 16: 5-8PM
TUESDAY, JUNE 21: 6-8PM
Panel Discussion / On Furniture
Is the relationship between art and craft a collusion,
a collision, a collaboration or a constellation?
Depends on who you ask. For the panelists in On
Furniture, unpacking the well-crafted object is at
once an intellectual, conceptual and formal project.
With a focus on productive dialogue that addresses
this subject from multiple angles, panelists will
address furniture, artists’ books, contemporary craft,
designed objects and architecture. Panelists: John Preus,
Shannon Stratton, Lane Relyea, others TBA
SATURDAY, JULY 16: 3-5
Music by John Preus, Matthew Joynt, Theaster Gates,
Sarah Lawrence, special guests TBA
TUESDAY, JULY 19: 6PM
Curator Tour Led by Jessica Cochran, Curator of
Exhibitions and Programs
PUBLIC PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Readings, performances and
panels on topics related to
the art and craft of books, the
interpretive act of reading and
the world as text.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30: 6-8PM
Re-Reading the Artist’s Book,
an artists’ book show and tell
featuring guest curators from
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