Organized by Now Be Here Art
Women artists have been increasingly active in California publishing over the last century, but, as in so many areas, their visibility has not always been equal to their contributions. This panel showcases a diverse range of women artists and curators to address the ways in which women artists’ publications create a distinct discourse, but also, enable to transfer knowledge about the means of production and essential circuits of distribution. Most importantly, the panel will call attention to vibrant works of art being made in the book format designed to bring transformative points of view into published form.
Tia Blassingame, artist in the Now Be Here directory & Primrose Press & Scripps Press
Johanna Drucker, artist in the Now Be Here directory & UCLA professor
Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute, Chief Curator and artist book specialist
Susan Sironi, artist in the Now Be Here directory
Moderator Alexandra Grant, artist in the Now Be Here directory and publisher X Artists’ Books