PHOTO: This is the cover from a 1977 edition of a journal for artists, “The Dumb Ox.”
The unique event will be held June 2-4 on campus,
According to a university news release, “The Territories of Artists’ Periodicals” is an international symposium that seeks to provide a venue for dialogue between researchers, artists, publishers, archivists, librarians and others interested in artists’ periodicals so as to bring into focus the many issues and themes that make up the contents of the publications.
According to Stephen Perkins, conference co-organizer and curator of UWGB’s Lawton Gallery, the event is the first symposium of its kind devoted to artists’ periodicals in the
Perkins is co-organizing the symposium with Marie Boivent, a faculty member at the Universite of Rennes, France.
Presenters and attendees include individuals from
Registration for the three-day conference costs $25. Perkins said that makes the event an affordable option for members of the campus and greater
Perkins said, “We hope to explore the characteristics of these periodicals and begin to sketch out a topology and history of these fascinating publications. Participants to the symposium will also have access to a substantial archive of artists’ periodicals, which will also provide a locus for discussion.”
The idea for the symposium arose last summer, the result of correspondence and collaboration between Perkins and Boivent, both of whom wrote their Ph.D. dissertations on the subject of artists’ periodicals. Perkins said the event was international in scope from the beginning, and individuals from a number of countries submitted proposals for consideration. The symposium will include presentations and panel discussions on myriad aspects of artists’ periodicals.
Perkins blogs about artists’ periodicals at artistsperiodicals.blogspot.com/.
For more information about the symposium, interested parties may contact Perkins or Boivent at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available online at outreach.uwgb.edu/ei/getdomo.ei?id=37&s=_3K0IF8TU.
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