Tuesday, October 25, 2016

/edition Toronto: Bookclub

Above are a few images from the Powerpoint slide show that I'm currently compiling for Bookclub's  Saturday presentation at /edition Toronto. Included so far are samples from postcard sets from the collection of Michael Klein, an Endre Tót work from Micah Lexier, Bill Clarke's Dieter Roth book, and the Smallest Book, by Himaa, from Derek McCormack's collection of packaged items.

Bookclub events are typically held in the member's homes, but periodically the group ventures out to give public presentations, using the speaker fees to fund the yearly production of a Book bag (Michael Dumontier, Kay Rosen, Claude Closky, Sara Mackillop, etc.)

Details for the event are below, or at http://www.editiontoronto.com/programming/

Book Club
SAT OCT 29 at 4:00 PM
Since 2008, ten of Toronto’s most dedicated collectors and aficionados of artist’s books, editions and ephemera have been meeting as Book Club. At these meetings, the curators, collectors and artists who make up the group share their latest acquisitions with each other in what they describe as “show and tell for book-loving grown-ups.”

Members of the group have agreed to do a public “show and tell” of rare and interesting items from their collections. Book Club’s presentation will be a unique opportunity to see and learn about rare artist’s books and editions that usually remain securely under glass when exhibited in galleries and museums.

The members of Book Club include: Micah Lexier, Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Derek Sullivan, Bill Clarke, Dave Dyment, Roula Partheniou, Paul Van Kooy, Wendy Gomoll, Derek McCormack and Michael Klein. Members of Book Club have presented items from their collections in talks at The Power Plant and the London Art Book Fair (Whitechapel Gallery, U.K.)

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