Art Libraries Society of North America Meets This Weekend

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) conference opens tomorrow in Washington, D.C. This annual event provides library professionals the opportunity to connect with book dealers, book artists, and art book publishers in the Exhibits Hall on May 3-4. The theme this year is “Art + Politics.”

minksky-1.jpgFB&C columnist and book artist Richard Minsky will be exhibiting The Bill of Rights, a set of ten bookworks, one for each of the amendments to the Constitution. (Seen here at left is his Amendment I, a reliquary for the ashes of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. You can read more about it here.) Minsky told me that The Bill of Rights has never been shown in Washington, D.C., and he added, “With all that’s going on, it’s more relevant now than ever.”

Minsky will be sharing his exhibit space with fellow artist Warren Lehrer, whose new book, A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley, is featured in our current issue.

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