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Money - Currency, Value, and Exchange: The 17th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

Hand it Over, pencil
drawing by Amanda Thackray, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011
8:30 am — 4:00 pm
Paul Robeson Galleries
Rutgers-Newark Campus

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.

Please send registration form and check to:
Nancy G. Martin
Special Collections & University Archives
c/o Alexander Library
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Registration Deadline:
November 1, 2011
Limited Seating

Schedule of Events

8:30Coffee and Registration
9:00Book Artists Jam
10:00Welcome and Introductions
10:15Artist Presentations: Karen Guancione
THE MORNING ARTISTS - Eileen Foti; Barbara Madsen; Amanda Thackray
11:45Open Mike (Announcements from the audience)
12:00Lunch (Lecherously Undulating Nabobs Cutting Hair)
2:00Open Mike concludes
2:15Artist Presentations
THE AFTERNOON ARTISTS - Anne Dushanko Dobek; Siona Benjamin; Chloe Tompkins
3:15Money: exhibition curated by Anonda Bell and Karen Guancione

Posted October 7, 2011