Paper­weight is a primar­ily online-based organ­iz­a­tion ded­ic­ated to fur­ther­ing a dia­logue on inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing.

The inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing com­munity requires a space that can facil­it­ate a cul­tur­al dia­logue, both in his­tor­ic­al and con­tem­por­ary con­texts, as well as provide resources that oth­ers have found help­ful in their own pro­duc­tion. Paper­weight aims to har­bor these dia­logues while offer­ing an altern­at­ive meth­od for the dis­sem­in­a­tion of inform­a­tion sur­round­ing inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing cul­ture. In addi­tion to its space online, Paper­weight peri­od­ic­ally pub­lishes an expan­ded phys­ic­al art­icle from the web­site and organ­izes pub­lic dis­cus­sions.”

In con­junc­tion with Arena, Paper­weight will be host­ing an inaug­ur­al con­ver­sa­tion on the top­ic of inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing as an artist­ic prac­tice.

On July 11th 2012 Artist’s, publisher’s, retailer’s, librarian’s, student’s, and art book guru’s will con­verse inside of the MoMA library’s impress­ive read­ing room and you are wel­come to attend and par­ti­cip­ate in this dia­logue.

Mod­er­ated by Dav­id Seni­or (MoMA Lib­rary), Max Schu­mann (Prin­ted Mat­ter), and Jesse Hlebo (Swill Children)Participants also include: Adam O’Reilly (Prin­ted Mat­ter) · Allie Pis­arro-Grant (Art­book @ PS1) · Ash­er Penn (100% Biz LLC.) · Charles Broskoski (Arena) · Eric Hu · Grant Will­ing · Joe Ahearn (Showpa­per) · Justin Sloane (_​Quarterly) · Rebecca O’Keefe · Sam Cate-Gump­ert (Peradam) · Sandeep Bhuller (Cam­bridge Book / McNally Jack­son) · Troy Krein­er

MoMA Lib­rary
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cull­man Edu­ca­tion and Research Build­ing
4 West 54th St — 6th Floor Read­ing Room
New York City

Wed­nes­day July 11th, 2012 at 7pm
(show up early — on time to be allowed access to the read­ing room!)