Sunday, Sept 24th, 5pm, MoMA PS1
Basement Theatre (Classroom Sessions)
22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue,
Long Island City, NY
with James Hoff, Eric Doeringer, Michalis Pichler and David Platzker
BOOKS AND IDEAS AFTER SETH SIEGELAUB (copublished by the Center For Book Arts and Sternberg Press and edited by Michalis Pichler) spans an arc of tension between the works of Seth Siegelaub and contemporary cultural production. It features an interview with Seth Siegelaub, two essays, and an extensively illustrated catalogue with bibliographic details.
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Books by Siegelaub are often taken as starting points for new projects which are derivative and yet substantial artworks in their own right. Also, Siegelaub’s engagement with the Art Workers’ Coalition and subsequent draft of The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement has had wide reception and reaction in contemporary art and activism. Most of the people who do revisit Siegelaub at this point are “book people” of some sort, bibliophiles, librarians, artists who do books and people who have a track record in appropriation.
Besides the publications by Seth Siegelaub, the featured projects include publications by Arnaud Desjardin, Eric Doeringer, Maria Eichhorn, Thomas Geiger, Gloria Glitzer, Steven Leiber, Florence Loewy, Antoine Lefebvre, Jonathan Monk, Michalis Pichler, Primary Information, Derek Sullivan, Temporary Services and others.
James Hoff and Eric Doeringer, both artists that have engaged with Siegelaub’s work, will join Pichler in a discussion of his ideas and influence. The panel is rounded up by David Platzker, Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art.
The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Head of the Library and Archives, SFMOMA.