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!)