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Library Salon – Location: New York, NY

New Paths in Collecting Modern
Cultural Material

Join some of New York’s most distinguished and visionary collectors, curators and artists for a talk about the history and preservation of contemporary cultural movements. All four members of this outstanding panel are dedicated to creating or collecting modern culture—from music to visual art to underground magazines and artist books. Enjoy a lively debate about how culture manifests, circulates and shapes our world, and the role that research libraries play in archiving the results.

Johan Kugelberg, moderator, is the founder of archiving company and publishing house Boo Hooray. He has taught and lectured at Cornell and Yale and is a faculty member of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. He has authored numerous books and staged exhibitions all over the world.

Lele Saveri is the founder and curator 8-Ball Zines, the 8-Ball Zine Fair and the Muddguts Gallery in Brooklyn. He created The Newsstand, an underground bookstore inside the Lorimer/Metropolitan MTA subway station, which was exhibited as an installation at MOMA from November 2015 to March 2016.

David Byrne co-founded the influential and acclaimed band Talking Heads. As a solo artist, his career has been prolific and wide-ranging. He has published and exhibited visual art, including photography and films, and has written both fiction and non-fiction.

Phil Aarons is the president of the board of Printed Matter, the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to understanding and appreciating artists’ books.

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