October 24 | 6p-8p
Tool Book Project Volume III: Work Book
Publication Launch and Panel Discussion
The Block Gallery | 80 White Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY 10013
Celebrate the launch of The Tool Book Project Volume III: Work Book. Four artists featured in the latest edition of The Tool Book will discuss how daily labor and leisure intersect with the ways artists relate, resist, and create.
The Block Gallery is the Bronx Museum's artist incubator space dedicated to supporting the ongoing creative and professional advancement of AIM program artists. Named in memory of late Bronx Museum executive director, Holly Block, the multipurpose venue offers private workspaces, exhibition facilities, and meeting rooms to aid the development of forward-thinking artistic practices.
The Tool Book Project announces the publication of Work Book, a risograph magazine featuring 18 artists and collaborative teams, and a series of artist features on the Tool Book website, whose work addresses labor, leisure and it’s cultural intersections with art production. The current volume of The Tool Book Project considers the future of institutional critique, direct social action, how our daily labor and leisure intersect with the ways we relate, resist, and create, and what can we glean from revisiting past Art and Labor movements.
Work Book: Art & Labor Panelists:
Asha Canalos (AIM 29) and Jeanette Hart-Mann will outline an ongoing series of events in which zines that address social, health and environmental crises related to fracking in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico were censored by the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Bronx-based artist Gina Goico (AIM 39) presents a series of publicly engaged artworks “Pelliza Projects” which map the effects of global capitalism on culture, community and individual lives.
Baltimore artist Jaimes Mayhew will discuss the confluences of his art practice with the research practice of Lamont Stanley Bryant, Mayhew’s partner and a community psychology PhD student.
The Tool Book Project is created, designed, and edited by Sarah G. Sharp (AIM 39).
The Tool Book Project is a semi-annual publication that showcases art, writing, dialogue and critical discourse from an international group of artists and cultural producers. It is also a platform for sharing resources via curated gallery shows, readings, roundtable discussions, and other public events. Sales from each publication are donated to specific social and environmental justice organizations, providing a mode of direct action for artists and writers to exchange ideas and affect positive social change.