Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. This past fall at the Art Book Fair at P.S.1 I bought one of his… Continue reading Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015
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.”
The Roxy Theatre opened at 153 W. 50 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues in 1927 with the film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The theater seated 5,920 people. An apogee of "movie palace" distinction in New York City, its brief moment in history is now traceable only in photographs.… Continue reading What played at the Roxy?
What happens when an artist decides to end her career, suddenly? Can we ever look at her creations again, like we might have if she had grown old with them? Can we forget the ending and just look at the work? I guess not. Premiering recently at the Film Forum in New York City and… Continue reading The Woodmans – Francesca Woodman – Robert Stevens
ICP Library launched an experiment on January 15. We invited the small bibliophiles we knew to come in an test drive ICP's new Elmo overhead projector, and library’s collection of photographically-illustrated children’s books and films. The impetus for this was a yearning to go even further at opening our arms to new audiences. When ICP… Continue reading “Teeny Academy”