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Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention

October 3 - December 15, 2012
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 3, 6-8pm

Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York

Curated by Yaelle S. Amir



Please join us for the opening!

Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention
presents fifteen projects that range from published books and correspondence to performance and video documentation, and are meant to challenge a political or social issue. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of ideologies and beliefs. They are used by the participating artists as social agents—intervening in public space to expose an audience to new opportunities and alternative concepts. In a culture where visual noise is inescapable, printed matter provides an opportunity to pause, grasp, ruminate, and pass along. We use it to educate ourselves and others, to create a gash in a stagnant situation, articulate a new context, and imagine our society as it can and should be.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Yaelle Amir and Howard Zinn. Contact CBA or Yaelle to purchase a copy.

Included Artists/Projects:
Amy Balkin
AREA Chicago (Samuel Barnett, Euan Hague, Jayne Hileman, Dave Pabelllon, Daniel Tucker, and Rebecca Zorach)
Yevgeniy Fiks
Pablo Helguera
Marisa Jahn (REV-) with Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center
Packard Jennings
Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden
Steve Lambert and Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men (with 30 writers, 50 advisors, 1,000 volunteer distributors, CODEPINK, May First/People Link, Evil Twin, Improv Everywhere, and Not An Alternative)
Lize Mogel with Mara Cherkasky, John Cloud, and Ryan Shepardt
Queerocracy and Carlos Motta
Occupied Newspapers (The Boston Occupier, The Occupied Times of London, The Occupied Oakland Tribune, Occupy Pittsburgh Now, and The Occupied Wall Street Journal)
Sheryl Oring
Dread Scott
S.W.A.M.P. (Matt Kenyon with Doug Easterly)
Temporary Services, Tamms Year Ten and Sarah Ross


For more information please visit the Center for Book Arts website or Yaelle's website.

More events!
If you can't make it to the opening, there are several events being held in conjunction with the exhibition. Would love to see you there!


Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm: The Center for Book Arts will host a panel discussion on the use of printed material as a symbol of ideology and belief, and a way with which to intervene in society. Participants: Yevgeniy Fiks (artist), Marisa Jahn (artist), Lize Mogel (artist), Dan Schneider (Managing Editor, The Boston Occupier). Moderated by Yaelle S. Amir.



05 October 2012