These alluringly physical objects provide an opportunity to explore the symbiotic relationship between sight and touch.
Center for Book Arts
Redefining Identity Through Artists’ Books
The works at Center for Book Arts embrace a wide spectrum of emotions and subjectivities outside of White-centric definitions of what an “American” is.
Why Grown-Ups Should Play With Artists’ Books Designed for Kids
A gloriously tactile exhibit at the Center for Book Arts offers a refreshing sense of playfulness in this age of anxiety.
The Documents Left Behind from Live Performances
An exhibition explores how the remains of performance art memorialize the past and re-perform for new audiences.
In Readers’ Hands, Archives Find New Contexts
Now more than ever archives are in a transition, one that offers an opportunity for new potential at a time when there’s nostalgia for old, dusty cardboard boxes.
1980s Counterculture, and Its Legacy, in Zines
Self-published, cheaply-made, and disseminated after running through copy machines, zines — short for “fanzine” — have existed as simple and cost-effective creative soapboxes. Zines+ and the World of ABC No Rio, a current exhibition at the Center for Book Arts, presents publications from the archives of ABC No Rio, the art and activism collective founded on the Lower East Side in 1980.
When Controversy and Failure Become Art
In the exhibition Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures at the Center for Book Arts, the documents, language and narrative of controversy, censorship and failure become a new form of work to consider.