|10th Biennial Pyramid
Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference
Cafritz Art Center, Montgomery College of Art and Design
Silver Spring MD
We were kindly offered a free space at the book fair and conference to present our AHRC project - What will be the canon for the artist's book in the 21st Century? In an arena that now includes both digital and traditionally produced artists' books, what will constitute the concepts of artists' publishing in the future?
Our presentation 'The Future of Publishing' allowed us to discuss and survey artists, educators, researchers, students, publishers, librarians, curators, dealers, collectors, viewers and readers of artists' books at the 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference, organised by (Tate Shaw, Coordinator, Book Arts Fair and Conference) PYRAMID ATLANTIC and hosted at: Cafritz Art Center, Montgomery College of Art and Design Silver Spring MD, USA
68 exhibitors showed artists’ books from the USA and further afield.
Several conference presentations at Pyramid focused on the effects of digital technology on the field of artists’ books.
Friday 7th - Sunday 9th November 2008
Conference Presentations Included:
"Context is King," by Mary Tasillo
"Book Artists at a Research Center: Experiments in the Future of Reading at Xerox PARC," by Steve Woodall
“From the Dérive to the Digital," by Jana Harper
“The Future of Publishing” Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden
"Speed Reading: Road Literature and Artists' Books," by Chris Burnett
The Best Book of the fair awards, Sponsored by The Blue Notebook, JAB, and TBD
An exhibition curated by Marshall Weber of the Booklyn Artists Alliance for the 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference
An exhibition of democratic multiples - books widely and cheaply disseminated.
This was an open submission exhibition, and attendees at the fair voted for the “Best Book of the Fair Award.” The award-winning book was: Fade to Gray by Andrew Hout, produced at the Borowsky Center for Publication arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 in an edition of 100. Andrew Hout will be given a spread in the April 2009 issue of The Blue Notebook.