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November 11 – 13, 2012
University of Missouri | Columbia, Missouri
This unique conference will focus on Ediciones Vigía, a collective of book artists located in Matanzas (Cuba) that publishes handcrafted art-object books in a number of genres bringing together multiple aesthetics. We will concentrate on Ediciones Vigía's innovative and experimental aesthetics, graphic design, and book creation, as well as its entrepreneurial efforts and creative use of new and mixed media.
Ruth Behar, MacArthur Fellow and Cuban American author published by Ediciones Vigía, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan
Rolando Estévez Jordán, principal designer and artist of Ediciones Vigía, Winner of Cuba's National Prize of Book Design
Nancy Morejón, prolific Afro-Cuban poet published frequently by Ediciones Vigía, Poet Laureate and winner of Cuba's National Prize for Literature
Ivo Zander, professor of entrepreneurship at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden with research interest in art entrepreneurship
First screening of a documentary film on Ediciones Vigía by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
Exhibitions of Ediciones Vigía's books at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology and at Ellis Library (some one of a kind)
Exhibition of Works on Paper by Rolando Estévez Jordán, at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery
Performance: unveiling of a one-of-a-kind book, I Love My Master, by Estévez, and reading by Nancy Morejón
- Exhibition of Missouri artist books, We’re in this Together, at Perlow-Stevens Gallery
Take a look at the trailers for 3 new documentary films about Ediciones Vigía by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook that will premiere at the conference:
To order copies of the Documentaries (DVD) click here.
Saturday, November 10th
Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
Dr. Carlos Perez-Mesa Memorial Concert
Hilaro Durán and Jane Bunnett with Candido Camero
Presented by the "We Always Swing"® Jazz Series
Wednesday, November 14th
Poetry Reading by Nancy Morejón and Salgado Maranhao