On August 7th, at 7pm, Bookclub will gather at the Toronto Power Plant and present books from their collection in response to the current exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art. The touring exhibition which explores the possibilities of language, features Carl Andre, Fiona Banner, Erica Baum, Derek Beaulieu, Christian Bök, Marcel Broodthaers, Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dan Graham, Bill Kennedy & Darren Wershler, Seth Kim-Cohen, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Tan Lin, Gareth Long, Michael Maranda, Helen Mirra, Jonathan Monk, Simon Morris, João Onofre, Michalis Pichler, Paolo Piscitelli, Kay Rosen, Joe Scanlan, Dexter Sinister, and many other artists and writers.
Each of the ten members of the group will present for five minutes, followed by discussion. Admission is free for members and $10 otherwise. Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 or click below to purchase tickets. Members can reserve their free tickets by contacting Jennifer Simaitis, Membership Coordinator, at 416.973.4926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Since 2009, a group of local conceptual artists, writers, curators, and others interested in artists’ books have gathered as “Book Club.” Members of the group will hold their second public gathering in conjunction with the exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art. Reflecting on everything from the distinctive formal qualities of books to the history of the medium and the interrelationships among literature, language, text and print in art, Book Clubbers will discuss the rich legacy of artists’ books in a show-and-tell-style with examples from their private treasure troves of artists’ books. The public is invited to join the members of Book Club: Bill Clarke, Dave Dyment, Wendy Gomoll, Michael Klein, Micah Lexier, Derek McCormack, Roula Partheniou, Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Derek Sullivan, and Paul Van Kooy."
- Power Plant press release
For more information about Bookclub, see Jason McBride's 2011 article for the Toronto Standard, here. For more or less the same information as above, visit the Power Plant's website, here.