Massive Links! Books, T-Shirts and Conference Coverage Edition

by Paddy Johnson on October 12, 2010 · 1 comment Massive Links

Aurel Schmidt Tee at Opening Ceremony

What could be better than winning a lunch at C-Town with AFC staff for your sneaker design? You can’t put a price on those kinds of rewards, but I’m guessing $250 bucks for creating the winning limited edition t-shirt design might win over a few artists too. So why not head over to Hyperallergic and check out their competition. The designer deadline is fast approaching so best get to it. The dets:

Enter today by emailing tshirtcontest [at] hyperallergic [dot] com with your design attached as an image (no larger than 1MB). Also include a 100 word description or statement about your design.


Over in the book world, The Greater New York exhibition catalogue is now available, and it only costs 19 bucks. I’m not sure how they can afford to offer it at that price, but for less than 20 dollars it’s worth picking up even if you didn’t like the show. It’s still a great reference. Additionally, is offering a deal in which shoppers who chose to purchase all the catalogues from all three iterations of Greater NY (2000, 2005, and 2010) can do so at a price of $125.00 (2005 is only available in hardcover at retails at $100). Those wanting to beef up their library might do so now while the books are still available. From the release:

Greater New York 2010 Just published! Now in stock.
250 pages, 6.5 x 9 inches, paperback, illustrated throughout.$19.00

Greater New York 2005 Out of print, but still available for purchase at ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 330 pages, 9.5 x 12 inches, hardcover, illustrated throughout. Texts by Glenn Lowry, Klaus Biesenbach, and Alana Heiss.$100.00

Greater New York 2000 Out of print, but still available for purchase at ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 40 pages, 9 x 11.5 inches, paperback, illustrated throughout. Texts by Glenn Lowry, Alana Heiss, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Klaus Biesenbachm Deborah Wye, Paulo Herkenhoff, and Laura Hoptman. $20.00

$125 to owe all three books. Email us to order!


My favorite fair will launch November 5-7th: The New York Art Book Fair! The line up looks good. Take a look at the special programming:

Artist's Project
Leidy Churchman takes over the lobby with a large set of facsimile book paintings on wood. Drawing upon the stacks at the Museum of Modern Art Library Library with friend and librarian David Senior, Churchman traces a unique and fetching portrait of artists' publications from the last hundred years.

Special Project Rooms
Select exhibitors take over entire galleries: AA Bookstore with Bedford Books (London), Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI; New York), Fillip and A.AAAARG.ORG (Vancouver; Los Angeles), and Picturebox (Brooklyn). Andrew Roth (New York) exhibits a retrospective of PPP Publishing. Goteblüd (San Francisco) presents an exhibition of more than six hundred Riot Grrrl zines, with a working photocopy station. Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem), the Dutch super-school, brings its entire student body to design, produce, and sell books while you watch.

The Classroom
The Classroom is a curated series of informal conversations between artists, workshops, readings and other artist-led events, with continuous enrollment for all fair-goers throughout the weekend. Participants include: Casco (Utrecht), f.ART magazine (New York), Golden Age (Chicago), J&L Books with Jason Fulford (Atlanta), Kodoji Press with Erik Steinbrecher (Zurich), Little Joe (London), The New Dreamz with Rose Luardo and Andrew Jeffrey Wright (Philadelphia), Onomatopee (Eindhoven), Roma Publications with Jo Baer (Amsterdam), Seems (San Francisco), Sumi Ink Club (Los Angeles), Swill Children (Brooklyn), Triple Canopy (New York and Los Angeles) and Alexis Zavialoff of Motto (Berlin), among others. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, the Museum of Modern Art Library.

Contemporary Artists' Books Conference
The Contemporary Artists' Books Conference is a dynamic, two-day event focused on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. This year's sessions address a wide array of subjects, including: experimental libraries, the so-called zine renaissance, fusion of art and design in typography, contemporary criticism, and new pedagogical approaches to the ever-expanding field of artists' books. The first day of the conference ends with a lively pecha kucha, a rapid-fire event in which invited speakers have just five minutes to comment on an artwork. Full-conference registrants receive a specially commissioned book by Emily Roysdon, an interdisciplinary artist and writer who examines the intersections of choreography and politics. Roysdon’s book is a meditation on vintage photographs of the New York piers by queer photographer Alvin Baltrop.


Unfortunately I missed Creative Time’s Summit Conference: Revolutions in Public Practice this weekend — 40 + artists and curators presented their work at Cooper Union — but thanks to live streaming people like me can still see it. All the presentations are available on the Creative Time website. Annoyingly, I’ve been looking for coverage in the New York Times of this event and can’t find any. I did however manage suss out this great piece on how Demi Moore is rethinking her art collection.

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