A Roundtable: Book, Text, MediationA Roundtable: Book, Text, Mediationhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/253891Cantor Fitzg. Gallery Lobby2013-11-11T16:15:002013-11-11T18:00:00
November 11,2013 4:15PM–6:00PM
Cantor Fitzg. Gallery Lobby
A conversation about media change, legibility, and materiality in contemporary art and culture.
Doug Beube, mixed media artist and curator
Doug Beube is a mixed-media artist who works in collage, installation, sculpture and photography. He is an independent curator as well as the curator of a private collection for Allan Chasanoff in New York City entitled, The Book Under Pressure, which utilizes the book for purposes other than their utilitarian form. Doug teaches classes in mixed-media, artist’s books and photography and is invited to lecture at universities and art programs during the year. He teaches in the photography department at Parsons The New School and is a graduate advisor at the School for the Visual Arts in New York City. Doug exhibits both nationally and internationally and his bookworks and photographs are in numerous private and public collections. Visit his website at dougbeube.com
Brian Dettmer, sculptor
Brian Dettmer is a New York-based sculptor known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of antiquated media. Dettmer’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries, museums and art centers including the Smithsonian (D.C.), Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (VA), Museum of Contemporary Art (GA), Museum Rijswijh (Netherlands), Wellcome Collection (England), the Bellevue Arts Museum (WA), The Kohler Arts Center (WI), and the Illinois State Museums (IL). His work has been featured on the CBS Evening News, The New York Times (US),The Los Angeles Times (US), The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Chicago Tribune (US),The Age (AU), ARTnews, Modern Painters, Wired, The Village Voice, Harper’s, Esquire, and National Public Radio among others. Dettmer’s work can be found in several public and private collections throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For more details visit briandettmer.com.
Nancy Dwyer, artist and associate professor of Sculpture, UVM
Nancy Dwyer has been exhibiting worldwide for over twenty years, best known for her witty word sculptures, paintings and multimedia installations. As well as numerous solo exhibits, Dwyer has shown work at major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Los Angeles, the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Texas, the Kunsthalle Wein, Austria, The Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC. Her public art commisions are installed in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadephia and many other places.
Molly Schwartzburg, curator, Albert and Shirley Special Collections, UVA
Molly Schwartzburg is Curator in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at U.Va. She acquires books and manuscripts, teaches, and curates exhibitions in all subject areas, with interests in the twentieth-century book, visual poetics, and creative communities
Michelle Strizever, independent scholar
Michelle Strizever is an independent scholar interested in "artists' books, materiality, and unconventional reading practices" and a librarian whose work is concerned with the development of "standards for and discourse around book art." She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania for a dissertation titled Visible Texture: Artists ’ Books, 1960-2010 (available at Haverford from this link and from Bryn Mawr at this link ) and also holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she specialized in archives and records management. Prior to her graduate work in English and library science, she earned a bachelor's degree in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College, where her interest in books arts and material culture first came into focus.
This roundtable is part of a larger Mellon-funded creative residency with Brian Dettmer and will happen in conjunction with Brian's exhibit "Elemental" and Haverford and Bryn Mawr seminars:
Bookmarks: Technologies of Reading and Writing from Plato to the Digital Age (Katherine Rowe)
The Future of the Book in a Digital Age (Jeremiah Mercurio)
Foundations: Sculpture (Markus Baenziger)
New(s) Media & Print Culture (Laura McGrane) Text, Image and Beyond: The Architecture of Book Space (Honglan Huang '16)
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