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Read Me. Like A Book. 30 Year of Dobbin Books: A Retrospective of Artist Books by Robbin Ami Silverberg

Read Me. Like A Book. 30 Year of Dobbin Books: A Retrospective of Artist Books by Robbin Ami Silverberg

2020 is the 30th anniversary of Robbin Ami Silverberg’s artist book studio, Dobbin Books, housed at Dobbin Mews, an old horse stables in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

For 30 years, she has designed, produced & published more than 25 collaborative artist books along with circa 60 solo editions, 55 unique artist books, and about 20 artist book installations. Examples of Dobbin Books publications are found in over 130 public collections & numerous private ones.

Silverberg is involved in all aspects of the work: from creating content, whether as imagery or text, to designing & producing the entire book: design & production of the paper, printing, binding, and boxing. The desire to make all facets of an artist book publication is due to her intention to realize a coherent work of art, along with her love of the creative processes involved.

Unique to Dobbin Books is that Silverberg runs one of four hand papermaking studios in NYC, and she maintains that the paper should be an activated substrate that supports & enhances the book’s content & design.

The exhibition will present circa 65 artist books dating from 1992 to 2019, along with 3 videos and 3 installations.

A LIVE AT THE LIBRARY art series event sponsored by the Pratt Institute Libraries & Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.  This program is sponsored in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

Date:
Friday, February 14, 2020 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
Brooklyn Campus Library
Categories:
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