547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York 10001
Description: PRINTING SHOW is a recreation of Daido Moriyama's 1974 performance of the same name. Following the format of the original performance as closely as possible, in lieu of prints mounted on the gallery walls, visitors to the gallery will find the photographer stationed at a photocopy machine duplicating his photographic prints. As was done forty years ago, these photocopied sheets will be assembled and staple-bound with a silk-screened cover printed in the gallery space during the performance.
Visitors to the gallery will be active collaborators in the photobook-making process. In 1974, the photographer sequenced and collated the photocopied sheets, leaving the choice of silkscreen cover to the visitor. In 2011, the visitor will select, edit, and sequence the sheets of the ad hoc photobook, titled TKY. Visitors will choose from a menu of fifty-four double-sided photocopied sheets that will be on view in the gallery space. Visitors will also make a choice of cover. All copies made during the performance interval will be signed by the photographer.
This is a ticketed event. Cost of the ticket allows participation in the event PRINTING SHOW and one copy of TKY, a signed and numbered photobook by the artist.
Following the 2 day ticketed event an exhibition of the TKY images will be on view and open to the public. Presented by Aperture Foundation and organized by Ivan Vartanian of Goliga, PRINTING SHOW—TKY is made possible, in part, with support from David Solo; The Japan Foundation, New York; Hôtel Americano, New York; and Performa 11. Purchase tickets to the event Friday, day session 2–4 pm: http://www.aperture.org/moriyama/tkyfriday1.html
Purchase tickets to the event Friday, evening session 6–9 pm: http://www.aperture.org/moriyama/tkyfriday2.html
Purchase tickets to the event Saturday, day session 12–3 pm: http://www.aperture.org/moriyama/tkysaturday1.html
Purchase tickets to the event Saturday, evening session 5–8 pm: http://www.aperture.org/moriyama/tkysaturday2.html Purchase includes: One copy of TKY Admission to event for two people