Jennifer Ferretti to Speak at the Contemporary Artists' Book Conference, Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, September 20-22, 2019. Opening night September 19.

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, September 20-22, 2019. Opening night September 19.

Jennifer Ferretti, one of our founding members, will participate in a panel discussion on critical theory and collecting for libraries. Other panel members include Adriana Monsalve of Homie House Press (recently featured on Shades), Kamaria Hatcher of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and moderated by Giana Ricci of New York University.

About the panel:
Saturday, September 21, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Collecting for Social Justice: Artists’ Books and Critical Theory
”Critical theory can be defined as a philosophical approach to analyzing culture that seeks to confront the social, historical, and ideological forces that produce and constrain it. Panelists will examine critical theory as an approach to creating a diverse and inclusive book collection, as well as how collecting artists’ books in particular can help to achieve this goal. Speakers will bring academic, artistic, marketing, and publishing perspectives to the discussion. The conversation is moderated by Giana Ricci (Librarian for the Fine Arts, New York University), and includes Jennifer Ferretti (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art), Adriana Monsalve (Homie House Press), and Kamaria Hatcher (Assistant Museum Librarian, Reader Services, Metropolitan Museum of Art).”

“This panel is part of the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. This year’s Conference features a full day of talks and conversations, taking place on Saturday, September 21 at Artbook Bookstore Event Space. Organized by art librarians and professionals in the field, sessions will cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures, with a keynote address by the artist Adam Pendleton. Admission is free for all sessions, but space is limited.”

From their website:
”Over the course of four days, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair provides more than 100 free conversations, workshops, performances, and other artist-led programs. Fair programs also include curated exhibitor sections, publication-focused exhibitions, and signings and launches of new books.”