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Lecture: “Contemporary Presses Led by Women”, History of Art Series: Women in Publishing #WIP

Women in Publishing (#WIP) is the focus for the 2019 History of Art series at The Center for Book Arts.

The Center for Book Arts will be hosting three lively discussions in which leading scholars, publishers, artists and activists will explore women’s contributions to Western book history from the Renaissance to the present. Collectively, these women are rewriting the dominant patriarchal narrative of book history, placing women’s contributions to printing and publishing at the fore. Their work demonstrates that the history of Women in Publishing is truly a Work in Progress (#WIP). Through the series, the Center for Book Arts hopes to encourage further action toward a more inclusive history by recognizing and sharing under-recognized histories, voices, viewpoints and practices. The series is moderated by Sarah Kirk Hanley, independent scholar and critic in fine prints, multiples and artists’ books.

"Contemporary Presses Led by Women"
Friday, March 1, 6:30 pm / Future Forward Reception, 8-10 pm
Guests: Camille Crain Drummond (Pioneer Works Press), Russet Lederman (10 x 10 Photobooks), Tammy Nguyen (Passenger Pigeon Press)

More women than ever are at the helm of publishing ventures. For this talk we will focus on smaller, art-focused presses led by broad-minded women who are pushing the envelope. At the reception to follow, CBA will announce the winner of the 2020 Future Forward Award to a woman under 35 years old working in the publishing industry.

The Center for Book Arts is located at 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information, including the opportunity to RSVP to this event (free of charge).

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