The Territories of Artists' Periodicals
This book gathers together the presentations made at the International Symposium 'The Territories of Artists' Periodicals'. The symposium was held from 2-4 June 2014, in the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (organised by Marie Boivent, Université Rennes 2 and Stephen Perkins, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay).
This book gathers the papers presented at an international symposium on artists' periodicals, organized by academical Marie Boivent and curator Stephen Perkins. It serves as a smart introduction to a broad range of publishing strategies adopted by artists and others who were experimenting across the field of periodical publishing in new and expanded ways from the 1960s onwards.
This 168-page book contains 13 texts and 2 interviews that were presented at the international symposium “The Territories of Artists' Periodicals” at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in June 2014. Jointly organized by Marie Boivent (Université Rennes 2, France) and Stephen Perkins (UW-Green Bay, USA) this conference sought to take the pulse of both the past and the contemporary history of artists' periodicals. Structured around 5 chapters this book presents periodicals case studies, periodicals surveys, artists' and publishers' testimonies, issues of theory and practice, as well as themes related to archives and archiving.
As a welcome addition to the literature on this long neglected field, it explores the various currents that constitute the territories of artists' periodicals, as well as the accompanying difficulties in establishing the borders between different periodical currents.
Published following the eponymous symposium held from June 2-4, 2014 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA.
Marie Boivent is Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University Rennes 2, France.
Stephen Perkins is the Curator of Art at the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His background includes attending art school in England, and working as an art therapist in the National Health Service. In 1980 he moved to the USA and received an MA in Art from San Francisco State University where he researched family photographs and family photo albums. In 2003 he received his PhD in Art History from the University of Iowa, Iowa City with a dissertation on artists' periodicals and their role within alternative artists' networks.