Printed Matter at MoMA

MoMA’s spring line-up explores the wonderful aspects of all things printed. Millenium Magazines, an exhibition from the holdings of the MoMA Library collects avant-garde contemporary magazines and journals serving as expressions of artist’s ideas. On view in the Education and Research Building until May 14, the exhibition site will be up for permanent research and perusal.

Concurrently, museum visitors can also learn to print and make their own unique books with the Print Studio set up as part of the Print/Out exhibition. The interactive space is host to workshops, lectures and events around printed materials – with talks on printmaking, Altered Books workshops, and lessons in drawing on the iPad – all for free.

(Image of Cabinet magazine)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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