Date:July 13th Sat 17:30-18:45 (Open 17:15) 1,000JYN

David Senior (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)


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David Senior discusses a set of publishing projects by artists and designers that have shaped the recent history of independent art publishing in the United States. Through his work at MoMA and now SFMOMA, as well as his partnership with Printed Matter and the New York Art Book Fair, Senior focuses on his last ten years of collecting and collaborating with publishers in the field and some themes that have emerged during this time. Despite a media environment that has changed in considerably over the last decade, Senior describes the various ways that print publishing still serves as a productive platform for artists and designers to communicate new work and create art in print. 



David Senior 

David Senior is the Head of Library and Archives at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Senior lectures often on the history of artists’ publications and contemporary art and design publishing. Formerly he was the Senior Bibliographer at MoMA Library. At MoMA, he curated many exhibitions of artists’ books, magazines, and ephemera. For the last eleven years, he has organized a program of events, the Classroom, for Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair and more recently, at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair. The Classroom has involved more than four hundred talks, performances, and workshops by contemporary artists, designers, writers, and publishers. Please Come to the Show, a book documenting his exhibition of artists’ invitations and show flyers from the MoMA Library, was published by Occasional Papers in 2014. He is currently editing a book on the sales catalogs of the book dealer Steven Leiber with Inventory Press and Rite Editions. He serves on the board of directors of Primary Information and Yale Union.