Notes on Queering the Collection(s) @ the ICP Library

Queering the Collection, 2019, a collaboration between GenderFail and the ICP Library from the publisher "Throughout 2018, the ICP Library collectively produced more than six in-house library installations and events considering representation in libraries at large. The success of this initiative resulted in an increase of the ICP Library’s holdings of queer, gender non-binary imagemakers,… Continue reading Notes on Queering the Collection(s) @ the ICP Library

Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part Two)

    Aleksey Kondratyev’s Ice Fishers (London: Loose Joints, 2018) is a slim and quiet edition of only fifty two pages with a one page insert of colophon and text. The images are placed on such a perfect whiteness that it is hard to know what we are looking at first. The narrative is that for… Continue reading Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part Two)

OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. It was an era of hope bracketed between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)… Continue reading OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

“I am in Paris.”

Following conversations with my colleagues at the ICP Library  about an event related to our current photobook display Je est un autre: The Vernacular in Photobooks, I decided to present selections from a small collection of films stills I accumulated in the 1980s when I worked at movie revival houses and non-profits in NYC. Calling… Continue reading “I am in Paris.”

All at Once: Artist Books and Zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016

ICP Library Window Exhibition April 1 – May 22, 2016 A selection of artist books and zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016 is on display in conjunction with the group show, All at Once. As diverse as the student body, the resulting books encompass formats from a scroll to a Rolodex to a fine… Continue reading All at Once: Artist Books and Zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016

Teeny Academy with William Boling

William Boling joined the ICP Library  recently to share Debbie Fleming Caffery's photobook Alphabet with some of our teeniest patrons. Caffery's book features 26 gorgeous black & white photographs from her archive. Each image broadly corresponding with letters of the alphabet. The crowd, children age 4-12 years old, were completely enraptured with his reading. It was interesting to see how each interpreted… Continue reading Teeny Academy with William Boling

LA Report: Beyond the Book Fairs (11-14 February)

  The weekend of February 11 – 14 turns Los Angeles into a paradise for photobook lovers. Two book fairs descend on the city: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles and the 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center just northeast… Continue reading LA Report: Beyond the Book Fairs (11-14 February)