Craft & Conceptual Art: Opening Reception

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April 21st, 2023 6:00 PM

  • Presenter: Megan Liberty
  • Event Type: Exhibition related
  • Start: April 21st, 2023 6:00 PM
  • End: April 21st, 2023 8:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Join SFCB in welcoming curator Megan N. Liberty at the opening of her latest exhibition Craft & Conceptual Art: Reshaping the Legacy of Artists' Books

Light refreshments will be served; opening remarks at 7 pm.


About the exhibition: Craft & Conceptual Art: Reshaping the Legacy of Artists’ Books focuses on the intertwined legacies of book art centers across the US whose primary goal has been to teach the craft practices of book arts, as well as other institutions focused on distribution and collecting. Tracing the foundation and production of book art organizations across the US—including Center for Book Arts in 1974, Printed Matter and Franklin Furnace in 1976, Minnesota Center for Book Arts in 1983, and San Francisco Center for the Book in 1996—this exhibition shows craft and conceptual art not to be opposites, but rather two ends of a spectrum of book art practices.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog featuring additional contributions by Sur Rodney (Sur), David Senior, Kayleigh Perkov, and Tara Aisha Willis, and a selection of reprinted historical texts. Catalogs will be available for purchase at the opening reception.

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