James Hoff will participate in Forgotten Moments Future Exhibitions, a panel discussion hosted by The Brooklyn Rail, November 16, 6:30–8:30pm, in Brooklyn, NY.
WHERE: 253 36th Street Suite C304, Brooklyn, New York 11232
“The finding and retelling of stories and anecdotes positions the archive as a generative mode of production and forgotten moments become the medium to create something new.” —Jo Melvin, in the Brooklyn Rail.
In conjunction with this month’s Critics Page, the Brooklyn Rail is excited to host Forgotten Moments and Future Exhibitions a panel discussion about the role of the archive in artists’ books as both form and exhibition. The discussion will be moderated by our Guest Critic, Jo Melvin, featuring artist and publisher James Hoff, art historian Alex Bacon, and the Rail’s Art Books Editor, Megan N. Liberty.
Jo Melvin, curator and writer, is Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London, and Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan. Recent projects include exhibitions at Waddington Custot Gallery, the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and Raven Row, London. Recent catalogue essays include “The Xerox Book” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, “British Art and Conceptualism 1966-1979” Tate Britain and “Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptualism” at the Stedijk Museum, Amsterdam.
James Hoff is an artist and editor living in New York. He is one of the co-founders and editors of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists books. His recent and upcoming editorial projects include facsimile editions of Broken Music, Yeah magazine, and Just Another Asshole.
Alex Bacon is a Curatorial Associate at the Princeton University Art Museum. He has written for numerous publications and authored texts in various exhibition catalogs, edited volumes on artists such as Francis Alÿs, Mary Corse, Josiah McElheny, Ad Reinhardt, Niele Toroni, and Stanley Whitney. With Hal Foster he is the editor of Richard Hamilton (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).
Megan N. Liberty is the Art Books Editor at the Brooklyn Rail. Her writing on artists' books and the broader landscape of art book publishing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hyperallergic, Art in Print, the Journal of Artists' Books, the Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.