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Courtesy Andrew Roth and PPP Editions

Online Curators' Talk: Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists' Scrapbooks

1 Apr 2014

Join us on Google Plus or Youtube for this online talk with New York-based curators Andrew Roth and Alex Kitnick, and ICA Curator Matt Williams. Discussing current ICA Reading Room exhibition Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists' Scrapbooks, the exhibition’s curators discuss the draw of artists’ scrapbooks and their contemporary use as mediums through which to forge intimate artistic identities.

Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists' Scrapbooks features Brigid Berlin, Brian Buczak, William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin, Jimmy De Sana, John Evans, Hans-Peter Feldmann. Isa Genzken, Al Hansen, Richard Hawkins, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ray Johnson, Leigh Ledare, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Karin Schneider & Louise Ward and Jean-Michel Wicker.

Andrew Roth specializes in selling rare photographic and artist’s books from the 20th century, while also publishing limited edition books himself under his imprint PPP Editions. He maintains a gallery in New York primarily exhibiting the work of photographic artist’s from the 60s and 70s, as well as contemporary art. In 2001 he published THE BOOK OF 101 BOOKS — a primer on the history of the photographic book, which went on to help define the rare photographic book market of today. Recent publications include: IN NUMBERS: SERIAL PUBLICATIONS BY ARTISTS SINCE 1955, William E. Jones’ KILLED, Ishiuchi Miyako’s SWEET HOME YOKOSUKA, Larry Clark’s PUNK PICASSO, and Leigh Ledare’s PRETEND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ALIVE.

Alex Kitnick is a writer, curator, and teacher. He received his PhD from the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University in 2010 and has taught at Vassar College, Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA, and the School of Visual Arts. From 2011 to 2012 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He has edited numerous books including a collection of John McHale’s writings, The Expendable Reader: Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media, 1951–1979, and has contributed to publications including Artforum, May, October, and Texte zur Kunst.

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