Pressing Issues: Voices for Justice in the Book Arts

Monday, May 17th, 2021 - Friday, August 20th, 2021

The show offers a unique collection of artists’ books, prints, and original art that engage with activism, identity, and protest. With over 100 items spanning over 100 years, it is ambitious in its intersectional breadth, humbling in its emotional depth, and convicting in its unflinching visualization of human pain and power.

As dealers in the art of the book for over fifty years, this special exhibit links our strong interest in the aesthetics of books with the urgent need for societal change. There is a large and important story to tell here, from the project’s origins in the late-spring lockdown of last year, to the connections made with artists and printers across the world, to the final stages of installation and public awareness. The book as a form of activism is not itself new, but a collection and exhibition like this is the first of its kind in the bookselling community, and deeply overdue. Artists represented include Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Roger Shimomura, Rockwell Kent, and Sue Coe; printers include Kelmscott Press, Moving Parts Press, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Ediciones Vigía. 

Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm

2nd Floor
Bromer Booksellers & Gallery
607 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

42.3503207, -71.0772656