Artifex Press and Paula Cooper Gallery invite you to a virtual reading of texts by Sol LeWitt, in celebration of the publication of Sol LeWitt Writings and Sol LeWitt Interviews.
Laurie Anderson / Nicholas Baume / Lucinda Childs
Gary Garrels / Zoe Leonard / Adrian Piper
The event will stream live on July 8, 2020, at 6pm EST on PCG Studio, Paula Cooper Gallery’s online platform for screenings, performances, conversations, and editorial features. No login or RSVP is necessary, and a recording of the event will be posted on the site shortly after its completion.
The event features six readers, most of whom had a close personal bond with LeWitt, including two whose interviews with LeWitt are included in the new publications. Laurie Anderson, Lucinda Childs, Zoe Leonard, and Gary Garrels will be reading interviews live, while Adrian Piper and Nicholas Baume have contributed recorded readings of several LeWitt’s writings.
Sol LeWitt Writings and Sol LeWitt Interviews collectively chart how LeWitt's artistic practice evolved over time, but also underscore the consistency of his thinking about his art and his conception of authorship. The texts cover a range of topics, from his teaching and relationship to the art world, to his theories of artmaking and of specific groups of work, most notably his wall drawings. The volumes were edited by Lindsay Aveilhé and Chris Vacchio and have been incorporated into the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné (Artifex Press, 2018).
Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, which includes the new volumes, is available free for registered users through the end of July 2020, as part of Artifex Press’s effort to provide access to its catalogues during the COVID-19 pandemic. To register, visit www.artifexpress.com.
The event will stream live on July 8, 2020, at 6pm EST on PCG Studio.
Carina Evangelista, Editor of the Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné, is guest curator of Special Project: Sol LeWitt at Art Fair Philippines, which takes place February 21-23, 2020.
The project features two wall drawings: Wall Drawing #869A and Wall Drawing #1217. The latter, LeWitt’s only exclusively text-based work, is made up of the phrase "These words are written on the wall," with the language determined by location. At Art Fair Philippines, the phrase will be appear in Filipino, English, Baybayin, and M’ranaw.
On Sunday, February 23, from 1-2:30 p.m., Evangelista presents the talk "Sol LeWitt: The Idea Becomes a Machine that Makes the Art" and discusses LeWitt and conceptual art alongside contemporary Filipino artists Poklong Anading, Ringo Bunoan, Lena Cobangbang, Gary-Ross Pastrana, and Gerardo Tan.
Art Fair Philippines
The Link, Ayala Center
Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings catalogue raisonné, is curator of the exhibition Sol LeWitt, which opens at Reykjavík Art Museum on Thursday, February 13, and runs through May 24, 2020.
On February 13 at 8 p.m., Aveilhé and the master drafters who installed the exhibition discuss LeWitt and his creative process. This talk is followed by the exhibition opening at 9 p.m.
On February 16 at 2 p.m., Aveilhé presents a curator talk.
Agnes Martin in New Mexico in 1990. Photographer unknown. Photograph from The Arnold and Mildred Glimcher Papers
Artifex Press will partner with Pace Gallery to participate in New York Archives Week, an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the New York metropolitan region.
Ashley Levine, Archivist/Digital Resource Manager at Artifex Press, will present on how Pace Gallery's rich archival resources have informed and contributed to Artifex Press's digital catalogue raisonnés for Agnes Martin and Chuck Close. After the presentation, guests will be invited to view a tabletop display of materials that document Pace’s various locations throughout the years. Guests will also have a chance to view clips of Agnes Martin’s 1976 film Gabriel.
This event will take place in Pace Gallery’s new research library on the ground floor at 540 West 25th Street, New York.
This event is limited to 25 seats. Please RSVP here.
New York Archives Week, now in its 26th year, is organized by The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.), along with hundreds of organizations in the archives community across New York State.
Pace Gallery Research Library, 540 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
On Wednesday, September 25, David Grosz, President of Artifex Press, will present on the topic "Digital Catalogues Raisonnés and Publishing" at the Institute of Artists' Estates Los Angeles Workshop. The workshop is a four-day, invitation-only event that takes places at venues throughout Los Angeles. Grosz will present at the session's second day, which is dedicated to the "Catalogue Raisonné and Archive."
Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné Editor Lindsay Aveilhé and Director of Research Christopher Vacchio will participate in "A Discussion on Sol LeWitt — Book as System" on June 29, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Printed Matter, Inc. They will be joined by Erica DiBenedetto and Jason Rulnick. The conversation, which coincides with the exhibition Book as System: The Artists’ Books of Sol LeWitt, will consider LeWitt’s publication practice in relationship to other aspects of his art-making.
Lindsay Aveilhé is the Editor, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, Artifex Press.
Erica DiBenedetto is a PhD candidate at Princeton University working on her dissertation “Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt’s Art, 1960–1980”, curator of The ABCDs of Sol LeWitt at the Williams College Museum of Art, and coauthor of Sol LeWitt: The Well-tempered Grid.
Jason Rulnick is a Senior Specialist in Post-War & Contemporary Art at Artnet, and former assistant to Sol LeWitt.
Christopher Vacchio is the Director of Research, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, Artifex Press.
For more details, visit the event page on the Printed Matter website or Facebook.
Printed Matter, Inc.
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Artifex Press will attend the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 47th Annual Conference, "Arts: In/Site • Insight • Incite • In Sight" in Salt Lake City from March 26 to 30, 2019. Please come visit us at the conference at our exhibitor booth to learn more about Artifex Press, receive a demonstration of our catalogues raisonnés, and learn about special rates for ARLIS members.
For more details about the conference, program, and exhibitors, please visit the event website.
Salt Lake City, Utah | March 27-29 | The Grand America Hotel
Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, will present her paper "At the Discretion of the Drafter: Making Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings" at Haute école d'art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva on March 22, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. The presentation is part of the symposium Ways of Making: The Artist's Hand in Conceptual Practices, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Entry is free.
Other participants in the symposium include Kim Charnley, Julie Enckell Julliard, Pierre Leguillon, Anna Lovatt, Valérie Mavridorakis, Ileana Parvu, and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña. Please find the full schedule of events here.
Haute école d'art et de design (HEAD) – Genève
Avenue de Châtelaine 5
The New York Public Library will host the event Art Talks: Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings on February 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in honor of the release of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, the most comprehensive publication of the revered twentieth-century artist’s work to date. The event will take place in the Celeste Auditorium in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave).
Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor, and Chris Vacchio, Director of Research, of Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings are joined by artist Pat Steir,Susan Cross, Senior Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA and co-editor of Sol LeWitt: 100 Views(MASS MoCA; Yale University Press, 2009), and John Hogan, Mary Jo and Ted Shen Installation Director and Archivist for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings at Yale University Art Gallery, to discuss the publication and reflect on the lasting importance of the artist’s body of work.
Register for a free ticket here. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.
Wall Drawing #442 at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2018. Photo by Richard House, courtesy Yale University Art Gallery
Artifex Press and Yale University Art Gallery invite you to a roundtable discussion with three generations of LeWitt's drafters, celebrating the launch of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, at the Yale University Art Gallery, and is offered in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing: Expanding a Legacy. The event is free and open to the public.
Following an introduction to the Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, Editor Lindsay Aveilhé and Director of Research Chris Vacchio will moderate a panel conversation featuring John Hogan, the Mary Jo and Ted Shen Installation Director and Archivist for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings; Sarah Heinemann, LeWitt Senior Studio Drafter; and Karen Tepaz, LeWitt Studio Drafter. The panelists will discuss the practice of drafting Wall Drawings, the relationship between the drafters and the evolution of the works, and the future of LeWitt’s wall drawings.
To view the event page on Yale University Art Gallery's website, please click here. Following the event, a video recording will be posted on the Yale University Art Gallery YouTube channel.
On the occasion of the exhibition Agnes Martin / Navajo Blankets, Pace Gallery will host a talk about Agnes Martin featuring David Grosz, President, Artifex Press, and Tiffany Bell, Editor, Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné. The talk will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Pace Gallery, 537 W 24th Street, New York.
L-R: Wall Drawing #958 (detail), Wall Drawing #915, Wall Drawing #1005 at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, 2008
Editor Lindsay Aveilhé and Director of Research Chris Vacchio will participate in LeWitt x10 on November 17, 2018, a full day of events at MASS MoCA in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Aveilhé and Vacchio will give lectures on the role of the drafter in LeWitt's wall drawings for the symposium "The Machine That Makes the Art?: Interpretation, Collaboration, and Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings" at 11 a.m. The symposium will also include Susan Cross, Anna Lovatt, Charles W. Haxthausen, Anna Lovatt, and Veronica Roberts. In the afternoon, Aveilhé and Vacchio will demonstrate the recently published Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné.
Determined by the Drafter: Collaboration within Reason
The framework LeWitt devised for his wall drawing practice in 1968 was based on key tenets found in his “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” (1967), such as the primacy of idea over material and the use of pre-set plans. However, unlike LeWitt’s earlier works, the wall drawings relied on a somewhat precarious chain of events for their genesis, including interpretation by a drafter. This talk will look at the “Determined by the drafter” works to illustrate how LeWitt addressed the collaborative role of the drafter in his wall drawings.
Studio on Site: LeWitt's Drafters as Collaborators
This talk will track the increasing professionalization of the wall drawings’ drafters from the late 1970s on. LeWitt’s transition from written instructions to drawn plans lessened the room for interpretation, but necessitated a greater degree of collaboration, as his assistants developed and refined specific techniques to install his wall drawings. This group of trusted assistants also acted as extensions of LeWitt’s ethos at installations, reporting back to him and helping translate his concepts into physical form.
We are excited to announce the European launch of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné on Friday, November 2, at 4 p.m. at the FLAT Art Book Fair in Turin, Italy.
LeWitt lived in Italy for much of his life, and hundreds of his wall drawings have been installed across the country. After an introduction to Artifex Press by President David Grosz and a demonstration of the catalogue raisonné by Editor Lindsay Aveilhé and Director of Research Chris Vacchio, curator and scholar Adachiara Zevi will give a talk that contextualizes LeWitt’s wall drawings historically and critically. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Zevi, artist Nicola De Maria, and gallerists Valentina Bonomo, Alessandra Bonomo, and Alfonso Artiaco, covering LeWitt’s move to Italy, the relationships he built across the country, and their impact on his work.
Please find the full program for the FLAT Art Book Fair, running November 2-4, here.
Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, will participate in the panel "Issues of Ownership, Authorship & Copyright" at the 2018 Conference of the Appraisers Association of America on Monday, October 29, with the panel discussion beginning at 11 a.m.
Aveilhé will be joined by fellow panelists Mary Buschman (ARIS Title Insurance Corporation) and Emily Reisbaum (Clarick, Gueron, Reisbaum) in a discussion moderated by Sabine Wilson, Ph.D (AAA).
Please find more details about the panel and conference on the Appraisers Association of America website.
Appraisers Association of America Conference
New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York
Spoleto, View of Monteluco seen from the Veterans’ Monument, postcard sent from Sol LeWitt to Paula Cooper, 1980. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, has been selected as a resident for the Mahler & LeWitt Studios Artists’ Books Residency in Spoleto, Italy.
The residency will take place September 3-30, 2018, concluding in a two-day symposium (September 26 and 28, 2018) and a public program of events, exhibitions, and performances (September 29-30, 2018). The project is organised by Mahler & LeWitt Studios guest curator Dr. Jo Melvin, Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London.
Aveilhé will join artists, curators, writers, publishers, and designers engaged with artist's books, an important format within LeWitt's oeuvre. Residents will have access to an extensive unique artists’ books collection, owned by Primo De Donno, and the connected Viaindustriae Archive in Foligno.
More details about the residency and associated events may be found here.
Carina Evangelista, Editor of the Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné, and Ashley Levine, Archivist/Digital Resource Manager at Artifex Press will present the talk “Chronicling Artists' Oeuvres: The Critical Role of Photography in Catalogue Raisonné Research” during the panel titled Traveling and Documenting at PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture, a three-day conference of the archaeology and future of photography hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology. The talk will take place on Saturday, April 21, at 9:45 a.m.
Evangelista and Levine will demonstrate the documentary role and challenges of photography in compiling the digital catalogues raisonnés of Chuck Close, Tim Hawkinson, Robert Irwin, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, and Lucas Samaras, and simultaneously, the use of photography in their oeuvres. Close, afflicted with face blindness, has spent 50 years painting the human face with photography as the bedrock of his practice. Hawkinson, known primarily for sculptures, produced a number of photo collages. Samaras, a photographer himself, created boxes filled with boldly colored and heavily textured objects, many mixed with photographs. LeWitt famously privileged the idea for an artwork over the object, yet used documentary photography of his Wall Drawings as key evidence of these ephemeral works. Martin’s minimal paintings and Irwin’s spectral installations test the threshold of visibility, often defying the camera’s lens.
Other presentations during Traveling and Documenting will be “Hocken Album 052: Creating Photographs with a Difference in Southern New Zealand” by Anna Petersen, Hocken Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; and “George Eastman Goes to Newfoundland and Labrador” by Edith Cuerrier, The Rooms Provincial Archive of Newfoundland and Labrador/George Eastman Museum. The panel will be moderated by Kari Cameron, RIT, School of Communication.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, David Grosz, President of Artifex Press; and Tiffany Bell, Editor of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné, will participate in the panel discussion "Protecting an Artist’s Legacy," at the 2018 Art Business Conference at 10 on the Park, New York. Additional panelists will be Megan Fox Kelly, APAA & Megan Fox Kelly Art Advisory; and Christa Blatchford, Joan Mitchell Foundation. This discussion will be moderated by Sarah Hanson, The Art Newspaper.
Agnes Martin in New Mexico, 1992. Photo by Charles S. Ruston, courtesy Pace Gallery
The New York Public Library will host the event Art Talks: Agnes Martin: Paintings | Richard Tuttle with Tiffany Bell on April 10, 2018 at 6:30PM in honor of the Agnes Martin catalogue raisonné, the most definitive and comprehensive study of her paintings to date. The event will take place in the Wachenheim Trustees Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave).
Discussing the publication, Martin's life, and her career are Tiffany Bell, editor at Artifex Press of Agnes Martin: Paintings, and artist Richard Tuttle, who knew the artist from the 1960s until her death in 2004 and collaborated with her work on occasion.
Register for a free ticket here. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form one hour before the program.
Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, will be a panelist at the 2018 Annual Conference for the Association for Art History, co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. The conference will take place April 5-7, 2018.
Ashley Levine, Archivist/Digital Resource Manager at Artifex Press, will moderate the panel titled "Transcending the Narrative of Neutrality" at the New England Archivists (NEA) and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) joint Spring 2018 Meeting, Rise Up. The talk will take place on Saturday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Omni New Haven Hotel.
"Transcending the Narrative of Neutrality" will tackle questions about the responsibilities and roles of archivists as political actors at a time when activists across the political spectrum are asking questions about government record-keeping, accountability, and transparency across local, regional, and national governments. Roundtable participants will discuss the sociopolitical urgency of archives work and suggest ways for archivists to engage in political action and debate.
The panelists will be Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Massachusetts Historical Society; Rachel Muse, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration; Dennis Riley, New York State Archives; and Ayoola White, Simmons SLIS, DERAIL Forum. The talk will be moderated by Ashley Levine, Archivist/Digital Resource Manager, Artifex Press.
New Haven, Connecticut | March 24, 2018 | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
Artifex Press presents a panel discussion titled "The Future of the Catalogue Raisonné: Artist Legacy, Accessibility, Preservation of Data and Distribution" at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 46th Annual Conference on Tuesday, February 27, at 11:30AM. Panelists include David Grosz, President of Artifex Press; Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné; Christopher Vacchio, Director of Research of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné; and James Whittaker, Director of Sales & Marketing at Artifex Press. The discussion will be moderated by John Maier, Head of Technical Services at Pratt Institute.
The talk will include a brief introduction to Artifex Press, a demonstration of select published catalogues raisonnés, and a discussion of the challenges and innovations of cataloging Sol LeWitt's conceptual art, featuring an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, which will be published in the Spring.
Ashley Levine, Artifex Press's Archivist/Digital Resource Manager, serves as Director of Advocacy for the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York and has helped organize a panel discussion between archivists who work with diverse collections as the sole archivist or among a small staff. The panel is titled "Investing In Archivists: Advocating as a Lone Arranger," and takes place on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30-8:30PM at the New York City Municipal Archives.
The panelists will be Yue Ma, Director for Collections and Research, Museum of Chinese in America; Elena Rossi-Snook, New York Public Library Reserve Film and Video Collection; and Julianna Monjeau, Archivist, Public Design Commission of the City of New York. The discussion will be moderated by Michael Andrec, PhD CA, Archivist, Ukrainian History and Education Center.
Please join us for a conversation with artist James Siena in celebration of the publication of his digital catalogue raisonné at the National Academy of Design in New York on October 19, 2017.
To mark the public launch of the James Siena Catalogue Raisonné, Artifex Press and the National Academy of Design will host a discussion between James Siena; Robert Hobbs, Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University; artist David Humphrey; and Ariela Alberts, Editor of the James Siena Catalogue Raisonné, on October 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
The event features a demonstration of the digital catalogue raisonné, an in-depth discussion exploring the breadth of Siena's career, and an examination of the collaborative formation of the publication.
The conversation will take place in the Salon Gallery, on the second floor of the National Academy. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Please use the entrance at 5 East 89th Street. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Academy of Design
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Artifex Press is pleased to announce our participation at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 11 to 15. Artifex Press will take part in The Arts+ and will be located in Hall 4.1 Q76. We will be showcasing our published catalogues raisonnés and providing a preview of catalogues coming this Fall 2017. Please contact James Whittaker to meet at the fair: email@example.com
About The Arts+:
THE ARTS+ is a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries, launched in October 2016 during the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The goal of the new format is to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. International artists, opinion leaders and experts as well as an impressive range of exhibitors will present innovative approaches from the fields of publishing, museums, architecture and design, brands and agencies.
Frankfurt am Main Messe
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Christopher Vacchio, Director of Research for the forthcoming Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, will present a talk entitled Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawings and the 21st Century Catalogue Raisonné(Los dibujos murales de Sol LeWitt y los catálogos razonados en el Siglo XXI) at the National Conference on Registration, Documentation, and Cataloging of Contemporary Art (Encuentro nacional sobre registro, documentación y catalogación de arte contemporáneo) in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, September 13, at 2:30PM.
The conference, which runs from September 12 to 14, is presented by Dirección Nacional de Bienes y Sitios Culturales, Secretaría de Patrimonio Cultural, Ministerio de Cultura, Argentina; Fundación PROA; Programa ACERCA-AECID, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, España; and Consejería Cultural, Embajada de España en Argentina – CCEBA, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires.
Video of the conference will be made available after it ends and the presentations will be compiled in a digital and print publication.
Fundación PROA, Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Artifex Press is pleased to be a sponsor of the ARLIS/UK & Ireland 2017 Conference: [R]evolution: Re-imagining the Art Library. The Art Libraries Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland conference will take place in Dublin at the National Gallery of Ireland July 12-14.
James Whittaker, Sales and Marketing Director, will present a lightening talk titled "The Digital Catalogue Raisonné" on Wednesday, July 12, during Session 4 at 4:14PM.
Artifex Press will be attending the 2017 American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, at McCormick Place Convention Center, on June 22-25, 2017. Please visit us at Small Press table #2650.
Editor Lindsay Aveilhé will give a presentation on the work for Sol LeWitt's catalogue raisonné at Pratt Institute on March 8, 2017 at 6 PM. The event is co-sponsored by the school's Fine Arts department, History of Art and Design department, and Library.
In LeWitt’s 1971 article "Doing Wall Drawings," he stated, "The artist and the draftsman become collaborators in making the art. Each person draws a line differently and each person understands words differently." Wall Drawing #990, currently installed at the Pratt Institute Library, is one of over 1,350 wall drawings to be included in the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, and it provides a wonderful example of the lasting legacy of collaboration and renewal in Sol LeWitt’s wall drawing practice. As the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné approaches its publication date, this presentation will describe the process, the discoveries, and the challenges of presenting a body of work that, by its very nature, evolves.
Lindsay Aveilhé is Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, which will be published in Fall 2017 by Artifex Press. The catalogue will be the definitive list of LeWitt's most celebrated body of work, and will include several newly discovered wall drawings as well as previously unpublished installation histories, photography, and multimedia. A New York-based independent curator, Aveilhé's projects include Sol LeWitt and Lucy McKenzie at the Artist’s Institute, Another Place (MFA Alumni exhibition) at 205 Hudson Street Gallery, Hunter College, and Excavation, a 3-part exhibition of the Pratt MFA department. She was previously assistant curator at Issue Project Room and a researcher for Oxford University Press and Fairchild Books.
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Library, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn Campus
Publishers Lund Humphries and Artifex Press are co-hosting a one-day international symposium on the importance, challenges, and practicalities of compiling a catalogue raisonné, including the new publishing options afforded by digital technology. The symposium, "The Catalogue Raisonné in the 21st Century," will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, at London's Chelsea College of Arts.
• Dr. David Anfam, Author, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Yale University Press, 1998
• Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor, Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné
• Dr. Lee Beard, Editor, Ben Nicholson: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings & Carved Reliefs
• Susan Cooke, Director of Programming, the U.S. Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association; and Associate Director of David Smith Sculptures: A Catalogue Raisonné
• Dr. Dietmar Elger, Director of the Gerhard Richter Archive at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; and editor of the Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné
• Dr. Jo Melvin, Director Barry Flanagan Estate; and Reader in Fine Art Theory, Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts
• James Rawlin, Independent advisor and curator, formerly Head of Modern and Post-war British Art at Sotheby's
• Karen Sanig, Head of Art Law, Mishcon de Reya
• Mark Waugh, Head of Research and Innovation, Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
• Sarah Whitfield, Editor, William Scott: Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Thames & Hudson, 2013
The day will be chaired by art historian Dr. Nicholas Tromans, curator of Watts Gallery.
In this presentation, Tiffany Bell, the editor of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné and a co-curator of the Guggenheim's Agnes Martin retrospective, explores how her research for the Martin catalogue raisonné illuminated stylistic shifts that occurred throughout the artist’s career. These discoveries led to a better understanding of the thematic changes in Martin’s work over the course of her life and informed the presentation of the retrospective.
The program concludes with a reception and exhibition viewing.
$15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP.
Purchase tickets or RSVP on the Guggenheim website here.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10128
Ashley Levine, Archivist/Digital Resource Manager at Artifex Press, will participate in two panels at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016: The Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists in Atlanta, which takes place from July 31 to August 6, 2016.
On Wednesday, August 3, Ashley will participate in the Lone Arrangers panel titled "Preserving in Digital Formats: Challenges and Solutions in Small Archives." His talk will address the challenges of archiving and making available born-digital catalogues raisonnés.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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On Friday, August 5, Ashley will present a talk titled "Artifex Press and a Hybrid Cataloging Approach" at the Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable, which will address "What ‘level’ are archivists/librarians cataloging visual materials? How to best negotiate item level cataloging versus collection level cataloging of visual materials?"
David Grosz, President of Artifex Press, presents The Advantages and Challenges of Publishing Digital Catalogues Raisonnés during the session "E-Mania! — The Present and Future of Electronic Art Book Publishing" on March 10, 2016, at 11:00AM, at the Art Libraries Society of North America + Visual Resources Association (ARLIS/NA + VRA) 3rd Joint Conference 2016.
Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
Paula Gabbard, Fine Arts Librarian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
David Grosz, President, Artifex Press
Tina Lee, Exhibitions and Publications Manager, Seattle Art Museum
Murtha Baca, Head, Digital Art History Access, Getty Scholars Workspace
Emily Pugh, Digital Humanities Specialist, Getty Research Institute
Carina Evangelista, Editor of the Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné, presents her lecture "Chuck Close: Monumental in Scale, Brutal in Detail" on February 20, 2016, at 11:00AM, at the Art Fair Philippines.
Tiffany Bell, Editor of Artifex Press's forthcoming Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné and co-curator of the traveling retrospective of Martin's work currently on view at K20 Grabbeplatz, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, will be speaking at the Agnes Martin Symposium hosted by the museum this Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3PM. Her talk is titled "Complementary Perspectives on Agnes Martin: A Retrospective and a Catalogue Raisonné."
David Grosz, President of Artifex Press, was invited to participate in the conference The Current Landscape of Art Book Publishing & Catalogues Raisonnés: Research, Publishing, Digitizing, & Archiving, which was held at the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art of Korea, Seoul, from January 22 to 24, 2016, and was organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS).
On January 22, during the session Art Book Publishing: Book Publishing as a Way of Seeing Art, he presented on "The Advantages and Challenges of Digital Publishing." On January 24, for the workshop Publishing from Insiders' Perspectives, he discussed "The Editor's Role."
FULL LIST OF CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:
Susan Cooke, Programing Director, CRSA, Associate Director of The Estate of David Smith
Dong-hee Yun, Director, The Book Nomad
Dietmar Elger, President, Gerhard Richter Archive
Sharon Flescher, Executive director, International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)
David Grosz, President, Artifex Press
Guen-Jun Lim, Art critic
Gyung-Yong Lim, The Book Society
Jung wha Kim, Professor, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Mingyung Jun, Director, Kukje Gallery
Mark Polizzotti, Editor in Chief, Metropolitan Museum
Sung-rok Seo, President, Korean Art Appraisal Association & Author, Soo-Keun Park Catalogue Raisonné
Jayne Warman, Co-author of the Cézanne Online Catalogue Raisonné, and Vice President of Paul Cézanne Société
National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art of Korea, Seoul, Korea
In conjunction with Close's recent solo exhibition, Chuck Close: Face Forward, at the Schneider Museum of Art, Carina Evangelista, Editor of the Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné, presents a talk at the museum, providing an overview of Close's body of work and tracking the artist's abiding commitment to the human face, the grid as an invisible or overt scaffolding for his works, and the various methods and mediums he has explored in creating portraits from photographs that reveal an equally rigorous commitment to experimentation.
David Grosz, President of Artifex Press, will present at a panel entitled "Perspectives on Publishing," which provides insiders’ insights into the process of finding a publishing partner and preparing a manuscript or digital content. This event takes place on June 13, 2015, at 2PM at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Celeste Bartos Theater.
• Patricia Fidler, Publisher, Art & Architecture, Yale University Press
• Mary DelMonico, Publisher, DelMonico Books | Prestel Publishing
• Katy Homans, Independent graphic designer specializing in art publications
• Betsy Stepina Zinn, Editor, Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture
• David Grosz, President, Artifex Press
Béatrice Gross, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, will present at a panel entitled "Emerging Forms and Formats," in which panelists will present on the challenges and rewards of publishing on new platforms and researching artists working in non-traditional media. This event takes place on June 14, 2015 at 2PM also in the Celeste Bartos Theater.
• Deborah Wye, Louise Bourgeois Catalogue Raisonné
• Claire Henry, Andy Warhol Films Catalogue Raisonné
Artifex Press and artist Tim Hawkinson are pleased to announce the publication of Tim Hawkinson's digital catalogue raisonné. To mark the public launch of this catalogue, the New York Public Library will host a discussion between Tim Hawkinson; Hannah Barton, Editor of the Tim Hawkinson catalogue raisonné; and Peggy Fogelman, Acting Director of the Morgan Library and Museum, on March 10, 2015, at 6PM (doors open at 5:30PM). An introduction by David Grosz, President of Artifex Press, opens the event.
The event features a demonstration of the catalogue, an in-depth look at the breadth of Hawkinson's career, and an exploration of the collaborative formation of the publication. The Tim Hawkinson catalogue raisonné is the latest example of Artifex Press’s “living catalogues raisonnés,” the publisher’s new take on this essential, authoritative artist catalogue, which documents in real time the most up-to-date incarnation of an artist’s complete body of work.
To see the full New York Public Library event announcement, click here.
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
David Grosz, President of Artifex Press, presents The Catalogue Raisonné in the Digital Era during the session "Art Historical Scholarship and Publishing in the Digital World" on February 13, 2015 at 9:30AM at the College Art Association Annual Conference. Event at Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, West Ballroom.
Emily Pugh, The Getty Research Institute
Petra T. D. Chu, Seton Hall University
The Codex Defamiliarized: Thinking of Publications as Designed Experiences
Kimon Keramidas, Bard Graduate Center
“Picasso: The Making of Cubism, 1912–1914″: The Museum of Modern Art’s First Digital-Only Publication
Anne W. Umland, Museum of Modern Art
New Questions in Digital Humanities: Virtual Tools and the Historical Exhibition
Elizabeth Buhe, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Catalogue Raisonné in the Digital Era
David Grosz, Artifex Press
The Art of Digital Art History: The Case of “Installation Archive”
Kate Mondloch, University of Oregon
Tiffany Bell, Editor of Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné, will participate in a roundtable discussion on "New Scholarship on Agnes Martin" on February 13, 2015 at 5:30PM at the New School for Design, in partnership with the College Art Association Annual Conference. Event at Kellen Auditorium, Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street.
• Tiffany Bell (Editor of Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné and co-curator of the Agnes Martin retrospective), who will speak about her work as editor of Martin's digital catalogue raisonné
• Roger Cook (Royal Academy Schools), who will speak on his article theorizing Martin's sexuality in relation to her artwork, "Doorknob in the Desert: Agnes Martin's Queer Becoming"
• Suzanne Hudson (Visual Studies Research Institute, University of Southern California), who will speak about her book on Martin's painting Night Sea, which is part of the MIT Press series of books on one work of art
• Nancy Princenthal (School of Visual Arts, former senior editor for Art in America), who will speak about her forthcoming book, the first Agnes Martin biography/monograph
The conversation will be moderated by artist Karen Schiff, who has reviewed books on Agnes Martin for Art Journal and Art in America. Her Agnes Martin Obituary Project has been exhibited in New York and in Marfa, Texas, and is going online at Art Journal.
Béatrice Gross, Editor of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné
John Hogan, Technical Manager for the Estate of Sol LeWitt
Jock Reynolds, Director of Yale University Art Gallery
Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art
The Paula Cooper Gallery presents a panel discussion devoted to the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt (1928-2007). The conversation will take place on Wednesday, September 18th beginning at 7:00 PM in the main gallery at 534 W 21st Street.
Please join Artifex Press on February 27, 2013, for the release of Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-present, a searchable, sortable interactive web publication detailing the artist’s renowned works in three dimensions.
This event features a demonstration of the Artifex Press digital catalogue raisonné platform, followed by a discussion with Jim Dine; Sara Davidson, Editor of the Jim Dine Catalogue Raisonné; and David Grosz, Editor in Chief of Artifex Press.
The event will take place at the New York Public Library on February 27, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join Artifex Press for the release of Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-present, a searchable, sortable interactive web publication detailing the artist’s iconic photo-based portraits.
This event features a demonstration of the Artifex Press digital catalogue raisonné platform, followed by a discussion with Chuck Close; Carina Evangelista, editor of the Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné; and David Grosz, Editor in Chief of Artifex Press.
This is the first in a series of events celebrating the launch of Artifex Press. On February 27, please join us for the release of Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-present, also at The New York Public Library.