In conjunction with the exhibition Text/Messages: Books by Artists, Minnesota artists who make book-related multiples set up shop for a day of merriment, complete with short presentations on the history of chapbooks, radical reasons for making multiples, and more. Artists’ books, chapbooks, zines, and other booklike objects will be featured. Come browse the offerings and purchase a piece from this local and thriving creative scene.
Lecture: A History of Chapbooks
: 1pm, Lecture Room
From xylography to xerography, chapbooks tell the history of literacy and disseminate the expression of thought, from musings to manifestos. To enlighten us on this subject Rain Taxi Review of Books editor Eric Lorberer will give an overview of the chapbook, paying special attention to its fascinating history, its variable design elements and formats, and its vibrant role in contemporary literature and publishing. Rain Taxi, a nationally acclaimed journal, includes regular critical commentary on chapbooks and will be launching a Chapbook Finder feature on its website soon. The chapbook is generally a pocket-sized, paper-covered publication, noteworthy for being accessible to create and circulate. Its pages may contain edicts issued by the establishment or criticisms articulated by a counter-culture voice.
Public Tour: Text/Messages: Books by Artists
: 2pm, Medtronic Gallery.
Book Fair and Sale
: 11 am – 4 pm, Cargill Lounge
Raighne and Meghan Hogan, 2D CLOUD
Ryan Dorshorst, Synthetic Infatuation
Wendy Fernstrum, Fernwerks
Lacey Prpic Hedtke
MC Hyland, Double Cross Press
Ed Choy Moorman, Bare Bones Press
Mylinh Trieu Nguyen
Regula Russelle, Cedar Fence Press
Chip Schilling, Indulgence Press
Richard Stephens, supersession press
Elisabeth Workman and Erik Brandt
For more information on featured artists, visit mnartists.org.
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