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Booknesses Colloquium, Johannesburg, March 2017

by Robbin on September 9, 2017

March was an exciting month: I attended the Booknesses colloquium at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, where I was a keynote speaker!
It was a fabulous 3 weeks: giving lectures & critiques at the University, working on an artist book collaboration with printmaker Kim Berman, attending the colloquium, making paper from African fibers for an artist book collaboration, giving the opening speech for South African Artists’ Books exhibition, and wonderful times with lovely colleagues and friends!

Interview posted on ‘Bookbinding Now’ blog:

by Robbin on November 26, 2015

November 25th an interview went live of me talking with guest host, Elizabeth Whalley. It was an enjoyable conversation about my art practice, including a walk-though of Dobbin Mill, while talking about papermaking, 4 of my artist books, and books in general, and replete with support sounds of laughter, crackling paper, and drilling:

http://www.bookbindingnow.com

“Reality is thin as paper”

by Robbin on October 3, 2014

I’m terribly excited about my recent solo exhibition at Galerie Druck & Buch in Vienna, Austria, September 4 – October 8, 2014.  This exhibition takes place exactly 30 years since I left Vienna after 3 years of training there in bookbinding at Werkstatt für Buchgestaltung.  Circa 20 artist books are on exhibition, along with 2 installations.

 

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“Self Scrutiny” at The NY Art Book Fair

by Robbin on September 19, 2013

at The Center for  Book Arts‘ booth #Q45, 2nd floor 

PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. LIC, NY 

Self Scrutiny, is  based on Istvan Orkeny’s story about a man and his mirror image who becomes independent from him.

For this artist book edition, I worked with cards that have been donated courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum Libraries.  By repeatedly writing/typing/painting and re-writing actual cards along with fictitious ones, all on handmade paper made from pulped cards, I was able to re-create both the storyline and my own commentary. The latter appears as notational references about simulacrum and hyper-reality.

Stop by the booth at the NY Art Book Fair this weekend!

@Archive on Display through September 2013
National Jewish Archive, Budapest, Hungary

@Archive@Archive is an intervention exhibition in the storage facility of the National Jewish Archive in Budapest, Hungary, that runs from July – September 2013. I have placed artist books and works on paper within the actual storage unit that respond directly to the objects collected there in an installation called intervention/installation.

A Memory Palace Installation at FUGA Gallery

Budapest Center of Architecture
Petőfi Sándor utca 5., Budapest, Hungary 1052
June – September 2013

A Memory Palace was an installation at FUGA, where I explored the connection between episodic memory and location, working with this ancient mnemonic device. The space contained a series of photographs, a set of pulp-paintings of my ambulatory mapping, a video, an artist book and set of hand-cut player piano scrolls, along with found and remembered objects.

A highlight of the event was Jazz musician László Göz’s improvisation on five conch shells. The music was a transformative ‘reading’ of my player piano scrolls.

László Göz opens Böröcz / Silverberg exhibit at FUGA in Budapest was filmed by Peter Forgacs.

Paper as Subtext: Interview with Robbin Ami Silverberg

Published in Fine Books & Collections
Issue 11.1 // Winter 2013

99% SpreadI was recently interviewed by Richard Minsky on topics ranging from my process to my collaborations and current projects.

The Book as Memorial: Book Artists Respond to and Remember 9/11

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Sept. 6-December 16, 2011

I have several artist books and a new installation, Anamnesis: 9/11 in an exhibition at Yale University, Special Collections, Haas Family Arts Library.

On Sept. 22nd at 5:30 pm there will be an artists’ panel in conjunction with the 9/11 exhibitions at the Yale Art Gallery lobby, with Nathan Lyons, Leo Rubenfien, Judith Shea, and myself.

Paper Art | Exhibition: Mother Installation

June 10th – September 15th, 2011
Bildungshaus St. Benedikt
Seitenstetten | Austria

Paper in its various and surprising appearances is the material as well as the focus of this international show. The exhibition occupies the interior spaces around the chapel of the Seitenstetten Abbey, its garden and orchard – creating a mulitfaceted presentation of paper art by four excellent artists of the field:

Peter Gentenaar | The Netherlands
Gjertrud Hals | Norway
Robbin Silverberg | USA
Sigi Schraube | Germany

I will have an installation along a 14 meter wall & in the orchard, part of the on-going series called Anamnesis: The Opposite of Forgetting. It is a posting wall of announcements, ads, posters & detritus along with a sound & video piece focused on memory and healing: Nothing Is, Until Uttered in a Clear Voice.[Gallery not found]

The exhibition is open during the office hours oft the Bildungshaus from Monday through Saturday from 8 – 17 h, Sundays from 10 – 15 Uhr. The entrance is free.

www.st-benedikt.at

The show was curated by Renate Habinger | www.habinger.at

Susanne Padberg, of Galerie Druck & Buch, will open the cases and give a lecture about the artist books in my solo exhibition: “Hand. Voice. Paper.” This event will take place on April 14th at 4 pm at the Stadtbibliothek Reutlingen, Germany.