This Saturday!

Zine and Self-Published Book Fair & Artist Talk by Victor Sira

Saturday, July 31, 1-7pm

Camera Club of New York
336 W. 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, NY

Within the past decade, zines and self-published books have established a significant presence in the contemporary art world, with many artists and independent publishers primarily focused on this medium. The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase, and meet the burgeoning zine and self-published world. This Conversations Series event is FREE and open to the public.

In his talk, following the Zine and Self-Published Boo…k Fair, at 6pm, Victor Sira will discuss the forms and functions of books across various disciplines in modern and contemporary art, and the relationship between an artist book and the artist’s process.

more info: cameraclubny.org

(above image: Pierre Le Hors)

Manual Transmission

Saturday, July 31, 8:30pm (Exhibition begins at 9pm)

Bush Gardens Rooftop
250 Moore Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Humble Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in Manual Transmission I. Each artist (or collaborative group) will create a unique piece comprised of 36 exposures from one roll of 35mm color slide film. All exposures will be shown. Humble will exhibit the projects simultaneously on 10 screens during a one-night rooftop slide show scheduled for July 31, 2010.

Manual Transmission is an analog response to a digital culture of isolated viewers flipping through single images online. There is still great potential in the unique aesthetics and collective experience of the traditional slide show. Further, in focusing on a photographic technology that has seen its heyday come and go, we are reminded that the current methods of digital photography and web viewership will also eventually exist as obsolete and anachronistic.

In Manual Transmission, Humble presents each carousel as an individual artwork in an attempt to move the creation and dissemination of new photography out of a digital space into a more tangible one, even if only for one night.

Commissioned Artists: Ben Alper, Carey Denniston, Matthew Gamber, Rachel Herman, Alexander Ho, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jeff McLane, Garret Miller & Curtis Hamilton (collaboration), Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and David B. Smith.

Curated by Patrick Amsellem, Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum; Joy Drury Cox, Artist; Nathaniel Ward, Curator, Special Projects, Humble

(above image: Alexander Ho)

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