Money - Currency, Value, and Exchange: The 17th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
Friday, November 4, 2011
In keeping with the temper of the times, the 2011 New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will take a hard look at money. Organized by Karen Guancione and Michael Joseph, Money - Currency, Value and Exchange, will be a daylong event at which attendees will be invited to consider how art and artists confront, manage, subvert and re-imagine commerce and the cultural norms, structures and practices that commerce mediates.
Featured artists Siona Benjamin, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Eileen Foti, Barbara Madsen, Amanda Thackray and Chloe Tompkins will present ongoing or recent artwork that helps us to sharpen our understanding of the ineluctable modality of money. For the first time in our seventeen year history, the Symposium will be hosted by the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark (350 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), and co-sponsored by the Galleries as well as The Rutgers University Libraries. We are delighted by the opportunity to partner with one of the major players on the New Jersey arts scene, and to affirm the art of the book.
As always there will be a book arts jam. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their own book art to sell, barter, display, discuss at an informal gathering during the day. An exhibition, curated by Anonda Bell and Karen Guancione, will run for two days, and will open officially at the end of the Symposium.
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Posted October 7, 2011