Triple Canopy and Printed Matter, Inc. present Volume Number, a discussion of the past, present, and future of artists’ publications. The conversation will take as its starting point Gwen Allen’s recent book Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (MIT Press), which surveys American and European artists’ publications from the 1960s to the 1980s. Allen will give a brief presentation of this history, which will be followed by a discussion of its relationship with a variety of contemporary publishing projects, from multimedia journals to generative archives to e-books. Participants include Paul Chan (Badlands Unlimited), Angie Keefer (The Serving Library), Matt Keegan (==), David Platzker (Specific Object), and Colby Chamberlain (Triple Canopy), who will moderate. Related books and other materials by the participants will be available for purchase at the event.
Volume Number will be preceded by a book launch for Allen at Printed Matter, Inc., 195 Tenth Avenue, on Friday, June 10, 6—8 p.m. Artists' Magazines: