Next month the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript Library will open an exhibition on the artist book and poetry publisher Granary Books: The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books. The exhibit runs in the RBML Kempner cases from September 8, 2015 through January 30, 2016, and will be open to the public during our open hours.
We are honored to hold the archive of this important publisher and to be mounting an exhibition of its thirty-year run (so far), including not only Granary publications but material from the archive that show some of the labor involved in creating these extraordinary objects. The RBML acquired the Granary Books archive in 2013 and the collection is open for research.
The opening event for the exhibit on September 16th will showcase some of the press’s most frequent collaborators, including bookbinder Daniel Kelm, book artist and graphic designer Emily McVarish, poet Charles Bernstein, critic and book artist Johanna Drucker, poet and anthologist Jerome Rothenberg, poet Vincent Katz, and book artist Buzz Spector. Their presentation goes from 6:30-7:30pm in Butler Library Room 203. A reception in the RBML follows.
Two of the artists who have work in the exhibition, Jen Bervin and Cecilia Vicuna, will give a performance in the exhibit space on Tuesday evening, November 17th. So mark your calendars and for more details, feel free to contact the RBML front desk or to check our Current Exhibition & Events page after September 8th.