Lecture — Action & Adventure by David Senior

On June 1st 2012 Dav­id Seni­or give a lec­ture on his­tor­ic­al artists‹ pub­lic­a­tions and exper­i­ment­al books at Corner Col­lege in Zurich…

Dav­id Seni­or will intro­duce some his­tor­ic­al artists‹ pub­lic­a­tions and trace one ori­gin story for this genre of exper­i­ment­al books. It won’t be a full his­tory – maybe a one hour chapter from a 10 part drama mini-series – but there will be a lot of action and adven­ture. In the mix will be con­tent from three recent shows that he has assembled from the lib­rary col­lec­tion at MoMA – Access to Tools: Pub­lic­a­tions from the Whole Earth Cata­log, 1968 – 1974, Scenes from Zagreb and Mil­len­ni­um Magazine.”
 — Urs Lehni

Dav­id Seni­or is the Bib­li­o­graph­er at the Museum of Mod­ern Art Lib­rary in New York. He man­ages the devel­op­ment of the library’s col­lec­tion with a par­tic­u­lar focus on artists’ pub­lic­a­tions and oth­er exper­i­ment­al pub­lic­a­tions in the fields of mod­ern and con­tem­por­ary art and design. Seni­or has lec­tured widely on the his­tory of artists‹ pub­lic­a­tions and modes of archiv­ing avant garde art activ­it­ies of the 20th cen­tury. His writ­ing has recently appeared in C Magazine, Frieze, Dot Dot Dot, and the Bul­let­in of the Serving Lib­rary. For the past four years, he has pub­lished an artist’s book series through the Con­tem­por­ary Artists‹ Book Con­fer­ence and Prin­ted Mat­ter, which includes pub­lic­a­tions by Dex­ter Sin­is­ter, Dav­id Hor­vitz, Emily Roysdon and Aaron Flint Jam­is­on, and he also cur­ates the annu­al pro­gram of events for the New York Art Book Fair at PS1. Since 2008, this pro­gram has involved over 100 per­form­ances, talks, screen­ings and con­certs. He cur­ated ‘Access to Tools: Pub­lic­a­tions from the Whole Earth Cata­log, 1968 – 1974’ as part of the MoMA Library’s 2011 exhib­i­tion pro­gram. The library’s Whole Earth Cata­log show was the sub­ject of fea­ture art­icles in the New York Times, Frieze, Nature, C Magazine in Toronto, and artinfo. In 2012, he organ­ized two lib­rary exhib­i­tions at MoMA, ‘Scenes from Zagreb’ and ‘Mil­len­ni­um Magazines’ and assisted with the cur­rent museum show, ‘Ecstat­ic Alphabets/​Heaps of Lan­guage.’”
 — Urs Lehni

Corner Col­lege
Koch­strasse 1
CH-8004 Zürich

June 1st at 7pm