James Hoff will be giving a lecture at the Vancouver Art Book Fair, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada, October 20, 4pm
Hoff will discuss Primary Information and its publishing activities within the larger cultural framework of book production and publishing. He’ll discuss why he thinks artists’ books are still relevant in relation to, and despite our reliance on, digital platforms and networks. His talk will centre on the publication of facsimile editions of out-of-print magazines and books for which Primary Information has become known, and the social and cultural networks from which they came.
James Hoff is an artist and the co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit organization devoted to publishing artists’ books. Since 2006, he and Primary Information have published over one hundred publications, including facsimiles of well known, yet out-of-print artists’ magazines and publications, such as Avalanche, YEAH, REALLIFE, Destroy All Monsters Magazine, Women’s Work, and Just Another Asshole.