Neu First Wednesdays in the Purchase College Library!

Join us for the opening reception of “P” is for Performance : Artists’ Books on Shelves and in Public Spaces, February 6 at 4:45 on the second floor of the Library.

Books are for reading, but they can also be valued for their artistic qualities. To make the point, the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Library have co-organized the exhibition P is for Performance: Artists’ Books on Shelves and in Public Spaces.  The exhibition considers the ways in books can move beyond their traditional role as a vehicle of information and become art objects. The exhibition will include a selection of artists’ books from the Library’s Special Collection and demonstrate the ways in which two traditionally unrelated art forms– performance art and books– can be joined together.  The exhibition seeks to define “performative books” and explores how book artists have been inspired by performance art. It offers a peek into the Library’s Special Collections and challenges the idea that museums are the only repositories for art.

Warren Lehrer & Dennis Bernstein 's FRENCH FRIES: A new play  is one of the artists' books included in the exhibition.

Warren Lehrer & Dennis Bernstein ‘s FRENCH FRIES: A new play is one of the artists’ books included in the exhibition.

This exhibition is curated by the Neuberger Museum of Art Curatorial Fellow, Tennae Maki. The opening reception, part of the Museum’s First Wednesday’s at the Neu, will be held on February 6, 2013 on the second floor of the library and begin with a gallery talk at 4:45pm.  A reception with music, bookmaking, and refreshments will continue until 7:00pm.

The exhibit runs through April 24, 2013.

Neu First Wednesdays are designed by Purchase College students to provide lively social, creative and intellectual engagement with works of art for their fellow students and the wider community.

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Art Librarian at Purchase College Library

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