Every year, editors Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan invite four artists, writers, musicians, or filmmakers to create a useful object that somehow incorporates text. The result is The Thing Quarterly. Subscribers to this unique "publication" have received everything from a silkscreened vinyl window shade by Miranda July (issue 1) to a lipsticked-mirror and poster by James Franco (issue 14).
In this program presented by the ICA and the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA), Herschend and Rogan will discuss their unique collaborative projects and the realm of artists' publications. Following the talk at the SJMA, explore the influence of literature and the traditional book on visual art in the exhibition Book-ish. Then head over to ICA (just a few blocks south of SJMA) to consider process and repetition through a tour of the group exhibition, One Thing Leads to Another. While at the ICA, program attendees are invited to a demonstration in the ICA Print Center and enjoy a wine reception in the gallery.
1pm: Lecture with Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan of The Thing Quarterly at SJMA. Moderated by SJMA curator, Jodi Throckmorton.
until 5pm: Bookish walkthrough at SJMA; One Thing Leads to Another exhibition visit; ICA Print Center tour and demonstration; wine reception at the ICA
$6 SJMA & ICA Members
* Includes SJMA and ICA admission and program access on January 14, 2012