“The Ed Show”
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Ed Ruscha, ABC Artists' Books Cooperative created ABCED group project that revisits, appropriates and deviates from Ruscha’s original photobook works. At a critical moment of photographic art education in the UK, ABC presents “The Ed Show” and asks: what can be gained from looking back into the self-publishing world of Ed Ruscha?
The Digital Art Gallery at the London South Bank University
103 Borough Road London SE10AA
Open Fridays 14:00-18:00 and by appointment (email: email@example.com)
Visiting artists’ conversations: "Let's Talk about Ed"
Tuesday 23 rd October 6:00-9:30 pm
An evening of presentations by ABC visiting artists
This event is free to the public.
Jonathan Lewis and Andreas Schmidt: "Without Ed"
They will present ABCED (2012), Artists' Books Cooperative ABCED group project dedicated to the 75th birthday of Ed Ruscha.
paula roush and Maria Lusitano: “Feminising Ed”
They will discuss Tested: vaio road test (2012), in the context of other feminist projects that approach historical artists’ books and documents by the use of archive and exhibition making.
Travis Shaffer: “ ED is 'merican (american)”
He will discuss his various projects addressing Ruscha's artist books as quintessentially american works.
Travis Shaffer is a Professor of photography in Lawrence, Kansas - a college town equidistant from Ed's birth town of Omaha, Nebraska and childhood home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As such this discussion will be via skype.
Part of the photobook 2012 Visiting Artists Program
The photobook Visiting Artists Program features leading photographers and photobook artists who discuss emergent issues in photobook publishing. The exhibition and conversations are intended to address the artist's photobook within a discourse of found image and archival book practice, and what these modes of appropriation and distribution mean for contemporary self-publishing.
Presented in cooperation with the Centre for Media and Culture Research and the Borough Road Gallery, the Visiting Artists Program supports the BA & MA photography courses at LSBU, which has a specialist photobook module.
Dress code: California casual attire (sunglasses allowed)
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