Agents of Change

An Exhibition of Artists’ Books and Prints with a Social Conscience

October 5–30, 2011

Gallery 31

Opening reception: October 13, 2011, 6–8 p.m.

This exhibition presents artists’ books by 12 renowned artists that document and explore poverty, women’s rights, race relations, and environmental sustainability, among other issues. Agents of Change includes recent work by Julie Chen, Maureen Cummins, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Jeroen van Westen, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Jacob Meders, Amanda Nelsen, Jessica Peterson, John Risseeuw, Robin Price, Eric Avery, and Clarissa Sligh. Selections from the Corcoran Library’s collection of artists’ books, including work by Jeffrey Morin and Beth Thielen, will also be on view.

Related programming

Agents of Change: Robin Price
October 14, 2011, 6 p.m.
Robin Price provides a brief overview of her work, with an in-depth discussion on how she incorporated chance operations into the making of 43, According to Robin Price, with Annotated Bibliography.

Agents of Change: Amanda Nelsen
October 28, 6 p.m.
Amanda Nelsen, program director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia discusses Paperworks: Incipit Vita Nova, a 16-foot-long, 200-pound work created in collaboration with over 100 members of the Wellesley College community.