November 16, 2004 - Printed Matter, Inc. - Book Launch – Artists Talk: 1969-1977
November 16, 2004

Book Launch – Artists Talk: 1969-1977

Book Launch - Artists Talk: 1969-1977
Sunday, 21 November 2004, from 6 to 8 PM.

Printed Matter Inc.
Thursday, November 18, 2004, from 6 to 8 PM.
535 West 22nd Street, New York<br><b>Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Printed Matter Inc.

   Book Launch for:
Artists Talk: 1969-1977
Edited by Peggy Gale

NSCAD University Press: Artists Talk

NSCAD University Press and Printed Matter, Inc. are very pleased to announce a book launch event for Artists Talk: 1969-1977 on Thursday, November 18, 2004, from 6 to 8 PM. Editor Peggy Gale and NSCAD University President Paul Greenhalgh will be present at the event to sign copies of the book and answer questions about NSCAD University Press. Printed Matter is located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Artist Talk: 1969-1977 is an insightful collection of transcriptions of historic talks by 14 major international artists given early in their careers. Edited by Peggy Gale, Artists Talk includes lectures by Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, James Lee Byars, Paterson Ewen, Robert Filliou, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Mel Ramsden for Art & Language, Alan Sondheim and Lawrence Weiner. An important resource for contemporary art and its attendant issues, Artists Talk reveals artists’ concerns during a period bracketed by conceptual art and an international restructuring of power and influence in the art world.

“It’s the first time these NSCAD lectures have been available in printed form,” says Susan McEachern, Editorial Director of the NSCAD University Press, “and they have a real freshness and spontaneity to them. Students were present, and the verbal exchanges speak to the kind of climate here [at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design] at the time; openly debating the art of the period.”

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, 26 titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Re-launched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.
Artist Talk: 1969-1977, edited by Peggy Gale
Paperback, 385 pages, 12 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-40-2.
Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers, edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Serge Guilbaut, and David Solkin.
Paperback, 295 pages, 43 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-41-0
Complete Writings 1959-1975, by Donald Judd.
Paperback, 240 pages, 300 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-42-9
Raw Notes, by Claes Oldenburg.
Paperback, 554 pages, 53 bw plates, ISBN: 0-919616-43-7

For additional information about Printed Matter and the Thursday, November 18 launch, please contact Rachel Bers, Programming and Website Coordinator at or (212) 925-0325.

For additional information about the NSCAD University Press, please contact Christopher McFarlane, Manager, at (902) 494-8221 or
Visit the NSCAD University Press website:

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Arts Recovery Fund, The Altria Group, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, LEF Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit organization

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