Contemporary Artists' Books Conference 2016 Speakers

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  • Tipper Gore’s Advice for the 90s        Martha Wilson        Posters        $3.00
  • The Speech Writer        Bani Abidi        Books        $65.00
  • Mongolia        Alexis Bhagat and Freddy Sylvain        Books        $20.00
  • BAUERNTHEATER        David Levine        Books        $20.00
  • Dog Ear        Erica Baum        Books / Artists’ Books        $25.00
  • The Same Moon Everywhere        Jenny Perlin        Books        $10.00
  • Cookpot        Barbara Moore, Brian Buczak and designer        Books / Out of Print Books        $150.00
  • Close Your Eyes        Gareth McConnell        Books / Artists’ Books        $49.00
  • From You to Me and Back Again        Leslie Hewitt, Matt Keegan, Lori Salmon and Michael Queenland        Books        $6.00
  • Library of the Printed Web        Paul Soulellis        Periodicals / Artists’ Books        $20.00
Publications by some of the speakers at the 2016 Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, held in September at PS1 as part of Printed Matter’s annual NY Art Book Fair. The full conference program can be seen at
  1. Martha Wilson
    Tipper Gore’s Advice for the 90s
    New York, NY: M. Wilson, 1993
    Martha Wilson was the keynote speaker at this year's conference, where she discussed the founding of Franklin Furnace and the development of its collection of artists' books.
  2. Bani Abidi
    The Speech Writer
    London: Raking Leaves, 2011
    Out of stock
    Raking Leaves founder and Director Sharmini Pereira participated in the session "Paper Exhibitions", which explored the relationship between publishing and curating, where artists’ books and printed matter are considered as portable exhibitions in their own right.
  3. Alexis Bhagat and Freddy Sylvain
    Brooklyn, NY: Alexis Bhagat, 2013
    Alexis participated in the "Paper Exhibitions" session.
  4. David Levine
    Berlin, Germany: David Levine, 2007
    Out of stock
    David participated in the "Performing Language" session with a performance based on his essay "Matter of Rothko" (2011), which addressed the personal and artistic consequences of his father’s involvement with the Rothko Estate scandal.
  5. Erica Baum
    Dog Ear
    Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011
    Out of stock
    Includes an essay by Béatrice Gross, who organized and moderated the "Performing Language" session.
  6. Jenny Perlin
    The Same Moon Everywhere
    Ljubljana, Slovenia: Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., 2013
    Jenny Perlin particpated in the "Performing Language" session.
  7. Barbara Moore, Brian Buczak and designer
    New York: ReFlux, 1985
    150 - 200
    Barbara spoke about the Peter Moore Archive in the "Performance, Photography & Photobooks" session.
  8. Gareth McConnell
    Close Your Eyes
    London, UK: SPBH Editions, 2014
    Out of stock
    Bruno Ceschel, the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, and Director of SPBH Editions, spoke on the "Performance, Photography & Photobooks" session.
  9. Leslie Hewitt, Matt Keegan, Lori Salmon and Michael Queenland
    From You to Me and Back Again
    New York, NY: Wallspace, 2006
    size unknown
    Artist Leslie Hewitt spoke about her work in the "Printed Page in the Digital Age" session.
  10. Paul Soulellis
    Library of the Printed Web
    New York, NY: Library of the Printed Web, 2016
    Paul also participated in the "Printed Page in the Digital Age" session.
Last updated 10/4/2016