- This should be of interest to many in this group. Judy Nilsen
Special Collections - Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
January 7-March 28, 2008
>From January 7 to March 28, 2008, recent artist books published byGunnar A. Kaldewey will be on display in Special Collections, 3rd floor
Davidson Library, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The
exhibit is titled "Voyage Imaginaire: from China to Paris."
A reading from selected books in the exhibition and a musical
performance will take place on Tuesday, January 22 from 5-6 pm in the
Old Little Theatre at the College of Creative Studies (Building 494).
The performance will feature music from the composer Bun-Ching Lam and
the baritone singer Thomas Buckner. A reception - with the publisher and
performers in attendance - from 6-8 pm will follow in the Mary Cheadle
Room, 3rd floor, Davidson Library.
In 1985 Gunnar A. Kaldewey - who already had a distinguished career in
Europe and the
United States as a rare book dealer - set up a hand press in
Poestenkill, north of New York City. More than two decades later, he has
produced over 60 unique limited edition publications in cooperation with
a number of contemporary artists, including Jonathan Lasker, Mischa
Kuball and Richard Tuttle. Texts have come from a range of poets and
writers, including Samuel Beckett, Paul Celan, Marguerite Duras, William
S. Burroughs, and James Joyce. His work can be seen in many of the
leading libraries, museums, and private collections around the world
that concentrate on contemporary artists books. Mr. Kaldewey has visited
Santa Barbara many times, and his work was included most recently in
"The Rocket Four: Making Artist Books Today" at the Contemporary Arts
Forum in 2004.
Bun-Ching Lam is a distinguished contemporary composer who has received
several notable awards and recognition for her work, including a
Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rome Prize. Born in Macao, she now lives and
works, with Gunnar Kaldewey, in New York and Paris.
For 30 years Thomas Buckner has won a very special niche -- that of a
/champion of the avantgarde/. In concert halls throughout the world, his
"baritone-mastery" has astonished both audiences and critics. Tom has an
extraordinarily flexible voice, as his experience and ability span
madrigals, lieder, opera, free improvisation, extended techniques, all
the way to electronically processed wordless minimalist song. He has
been featured as a soloist in opera, with orchestra, chamber and in
recital. He lives and works in New York.
This exhibit and performance are sponsored by the College of Creative
Studies, Department of Art, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center,
UCSB Libraries, and the Book Arts Program.
Harry Reese, Professor. Department of Art. Associate Dean, College of
(805) 893-7554 · reese@...
Public Events Coordinator
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7100
Phone: (805) 893-3098
Fax: (805) 893-4336
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