Rick Myers

Published by Nieves

Book Launch and Performance
THE CLASSROOM organised by David Senior
MoMA PS1, Friday 16th September, 4 – 5pm

 615 Sterling Place, Brooklyn
11th September – 8th October, 2016. Email for an appointment: sterlingmusicroom@gmail.com

Three-video-projection-on-demand: 2425072016SOSAGE, browsing after an electrical storm + delay and magnetic tape, and two recent video pieces. A space created in the Prospect Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library by ASSURGE, where there was an entire shelf of self help books there is now a library in the form of a pile of books in Claudia Weber’s apartment.


DAY IN DAY OUT: Disruptions of the Digital
Kunstraum GEH8, Dresden

Whitechapel Gallery.

Edited by Chris McCabe and Victoria Bean.
Published by Hayward Publishing.

Presented by Aeromoto and Wendy’s Subway
NADA New York, Special Projects

Pier 36 | Basketball City
299 South Street, New York

A collaboratively curated library and reading room designed by Tyler Polich and Hannah Wilentz , with a specific focus on artist books, periodicals, and exhibition catalogues by Latin American publishers. Click here for a full list of participants.

Open hours:

Thursday, May 14: 6-8pm (preview: 3-6pm by invitation)
Friday, May 15: 11am-7pm
Saturday, May 16: 11am-7pm
Sunday, May 17: 11am-5pm

Public Program
Sunday, May 17th at 1pm

Join us for an hour of readings, talks, screenings, and performances by invited artists, writers, publishers, organizers, and readers:

Poems by Alice Saint’Anna and Carly Dashiell.

A reading from Weaving Language by Francesca Capone.

A screening of Drawing with removed subject, and introduction by Rick Myers to his activities during 2011, which involved replicating a prominent Russian eye tracking study in a research lab, as the basis for a figure skating sequence.

A talk by Chris Sharp on The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, a three-part biennial co-curated with Fabiola Iza at Lulu. The exhibition, which examines the radical modesty of small gestures, and humble works, also includes a performance program curated by Sophie Goltz, an online historical archive and a catalog, and brings together over 30 artists.

A performance of concrete poems from Brazil’s Noigandres group by Nathaniel Wolfson (introduced by Charles Eppley with AVANT.org)

These and over 40 other interventions and responses to the library, take the form of printed matter and ephemera, additions to the catalogue, limited edition art, poetry, and criticism publications, instructions for modes of reading, and performances or micro-lectures. These will be exhibited in the reading room, whose open hours coincide with NADA New York’s public hours.

Art Agenda: Review of LA Art Book Fair 2015 by Andrew Berardini


(A Bullet for Buñuel) Fragments of a failed bullet

Performance and screening

The Classroom – located in Gallery E.
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles.
A curated series of conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs organized by David Senior of the Museum of Modern Art Library.

Friday 30th January
4pm – 5pm

A performative lecture drawing from activities between 2012 and 2013, which involved trying to invoke an effigy of the filmmaker Luis Buñuel using a reduced velocity lead-tipped bullet. A narrative unfolds via an archive of documents, photographs, correspondence, and ballistics testing data – recounting the attempt to commission the precise replica of a shirt worn by Buñuel (down to the creases); while seeking to persuade a ballistics lab who test for the U.S. military and the Secret Service, to create failed bullets on my behalf. Includes the first public screening of the video work, (A Bullet for Buñuel) Failed Drawing.

Drawing with removed subject
screening at Cinémathèque Leipzig
as part of Avantgarde ist keine Strömung IV

Itself Not So
Curated by Rachel Valinsky

Lisa Cooley
107 Norfolk Street, New York

7th – 29th August, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday 7th August, 6-8pm

Fia Backström, Julien Bismuth, Michael Dean, Ryan Gander, James Hoff, Susan Howe, Christopher Knowles, Sophia Le Fraga, Rick Myers, Research Service, Aram Saroyan, Imogen Stidworthy, Sue Tompkins, Ben Vida

Vitrine for Flying Object, March 2014

Poetry will be made by all!
LUMA Foundation, Zurich

An Excavation / A Reading (Before the Statue of Endymion)

A single channel video commissioned by the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, for:

Visual Dialogues 2013

On view in Plato’s Academy Leisure Park, Athens
7th November 2013 – 7th January 2014

2013 year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth and 80th anniversary of the death of the poet, Constantine P. Cavafy. The Onassis Cultural Centre are presenting newly commissioned works by contemporary Greek and international artists – dealing with the presence of ancient Greek thought in Cavafy’s poetry. The works are publicly displayed within architectural constructions in Plato’s Academy Leisure Park from 7th November 2013 to 7th January 2014.

Curated by Marilena Karra

List of Artists:

Athanasios ArgianasPinna
Marianna Christofides – Here let me stand
Joana Hadjithomas – Khalil Joreige – I stared at beauty so much…
Rick Myers – An Excavation / A Reading (Before the Statue of Endymion)
Theo Prodromidis – Towards the Bank of the Future
Bill Psarras – Urban Halo
Erica Scourti – Out of Time
Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos – Oracle
Yiannis Theodoropoulos – Antioch
Maria Varela – And so much intensity in Greek phraseology

Ugly Duckling Presse
The Readymade Flea


6th and final in a series of performances taking place in Fort Greene June – October 2013

Friday 4th October 2013, 9 PM
65 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

– Rick Myers: AbyssssybA

– Sam Ashford: Radio, gone home too late with cousin Walter Stinson

– Millie Kapp: Tonight is the Night with Andrew Braddock, David Madsen Cook,
Annie Maurer and a sculpture by Matthew Shalzi

– Selena: backtalk

– Tan Lin: Joy

Organized by Lucia della Paolera and Sam Ashford
with grilled meats by Martin della Paolera

Reading List: Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library Collection

25th September 2013 – 6th January 2014
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

The Museum of Modern Art Library is frequented by artists who use the collection for research and inspiration. For this exhibition, a group of artists were asked to select a favorite item from the library collection and respond to a questionnaire written by library staff. This exhibition includes the selected materials, each accompanied by the artist’s explanation of why they chose the selected material and what it means within the context of their artistic practice. Selections will rotate halfway through the exhibition’s duration in order to feature a wide range of artists.


Organized by Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant and Lori Salmon, Library Assistant, MoMA Library.

Go on Remained
Pooneh Maghazehe, Rick Myers, and Corey Riddell


Lighter Bodies
Cameron Cuming and Rin Johnson

Organized by Rachel Valinsky and Rin Johnson
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
West Gallery and Project Space
521 W 26th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY
Opening Thursday 25th July, 6-8pm
On view 25th July – 24th August

This Sunday, June 9 the Robert Seydel Society of Eastern Switzerland (formerly the Robert Walser Society
of Western Massachusetts) will present two pieces / some books, as part of the launch (5-7 pm @ Silent Barn)
of Sonel Breslav’s Blonde Art Books Tour:

1) Rick Myers will perform Fragments of a failed bullet – addendum to his recent presentation at
MoMA Library

2) Lauren VHS and a sub-sub librarian from the Society will perform Two Pieces by Robert Barry
(Robert Seydel’s copy)

A xeroxed booklet by Myers, Fragments of a failed bullet, will be printed especially for the occasion,
and some books from the RSSES’s shelf at last weekend’s BABZ Fair will again be present.

Books & Activities (with a bullet for Buñuel)


28th May 2013
MoMA Library, NY
Enter at 4 W 54th St.
Organized by David Senior

15th May 2013
Yod / New Grass Center
Florence, MA
Organized by Idea Workshop

A program series at The Drawing Center organized by Kaegen Sparks
and Drawing with removed subject on The Drawing Center Blog

Visual Poetics

The Saison Poetry Library
South Bank Centre, London

Tuesday 12th February – Sunday 14th April
open Tuesday – Sunday 11-8pm

Private View
Wednesday 20
th March 2013, 8-10pm
Liliane Lijn will be inviting people to play Poem Game on the evening

This exhibition, curated by David Miller and Chris McCabe, focuses on the ways in which poetry has moved into a visual dimension in work by recent practitioners. In particular, the emphasis is on the way that individual poets have incorporated their writing in or with visual images, or pushed their writing into something inherently visual, either lucidly, vividly or extravagantly.

Poets and artists featured across a range of prints, films and books are: John Furnival, Caroline Bergvall, Liliane Lijn, David Miller, John Gibbens, John Hall, Sarah Kelly, Hansjorg Mayer, Alan Halsey, Gavin Selerie, Julie Johnstone, James Harvey, Giles Goodland, Sophie Herxheimer, Matt Martin, Bob Cobbing, Dom Silvester Houedard, Thomas A. Clark, Laurie Clark, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gad Hollander, Victoria Bean, Tony Lopez, Sam Winston, Rick Myers, Karen Bleitz, Wayne Clements, Antonio Carvalho, Paula Claire, Stephen Emmerson, Simon Cutts and Edwin Morgan. Further poets are included on the reading tables of items from the Poetry Library collection.

David Miller’s involvement in the curating of this exhibition is part of the Text and Image Project at Nottingham Trent University

Photo: Ted Levy

Performance at the LA Art Book Fair

Sunday 3rd Februrary 2013
2:00 – 2:50 pm, Mezzanine Theater

What Made it a Book

James Hoff, Rick Myers and Marshall Weber present a collaborative performance lecture, a funny quick talking spontaneous exploration of the performative aspects of making books as a fine art practice. Sponsored by Booklyn.

If you are in the area come by and visit my table at Printed Matter’s,
LA Art Book Fair
1st – 3rd February 2013 – The Geffen  Contemporary at MOCA
Preview: 6 – 9pm, 31st January

LA Art Book Fair

I’ll also be at Codex Book Fair – as part of Arc Editions, London.
10th – 13th February 2013
Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbour Way S. Richmond, California

Codex 2013

Dear 2011 Interpreters,

We’re happy to report that the SP Weather Station 2011 Reports Portfolio was selected for the International Print Center New York ‘New Prints 2013/Winter’ show! The show will run from January 18 – March 9, 2013 with an opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 17.

Heidi and Natalie

SP Weather Station

Edition Muta was founded in 2012 to publish the work of poets and artists. Muta recently released two new titles by Sacramento poet, Douglas Blazek: Aperture Mirror and Gutting Cats in Search of Fiddles. More collaborations are forthcoming – in the form of zines, artists books, deluxe editions and multiples. Visit the site or email desk@editionmuta.com for more info.

Dear CC’s contributers, dear friends and collegues!

The Carousel Collection is on the way to nr.1-spa-town-Baden-Baden, if you are bathing somewhere in the area, please pass by!  Olof Olsson will be interpretating The Bookcatalogtest and afterwards off to spa! (why did they call it spa after all – nobody besides romans never went to this town in Belgium, I mean where else can you baden, of course in Baden-Baden!


Warmest b(p)aths,


6-8 December 2012

Arsenał City Gallery, Poznań
Stary Rynek 6
61-772 Poznań / Poland

Curator: Honza Zamojski
Artists: Tauba Auerbach, Cezary Bodzianowski, Christophe Boutin, Maurizio Cattelan, Aleš Čermák, David Horvitz, Brian Kennon, Rick Myers, Paulina Ołowska, Slavs and Tatars, Josh Smith, Tadej Pogačar, TTC (Emil Alsbo, Magnus F. Clausen and Simon H. Hansen)
Exhibition opening: 6.12.2012, 6:00 p.m.
The exhibition opening will be accompanied by a presentation of the winning project in the competition: Jo-ey Tang’s – The Manual.

(exhibition is open through 8.12, from 12:00 until 21:00)

The sports analogy of the ROOKIE FESTIVAL is extended through to the MVP exhibition, applying the title to the Most Valuable Publishers on the market. The assessment isn’t an exaggeration as this the first Polish survey of dozens of publications from leading artists as one collective exhibition. For these artists, the book is an essential element, for many even a key focus, of their artistic practice. Featured works include the para-architectural objects of Tauba Auerbach and Josh Smith’s experimental forms through the conceptual activities of David Horvitz and Rick Myers. At the event, each of the artists will share their own characteristic approach to publishing. For some it provides a space for conceptual speculation and formal play, for others it is an archive for earlier works. Some pursue the nobility of the printed page, others stretch the notion of the “book” and its audience, composing dialogues or acting as performers in the urban space, such as Aleš Čermák. At the same time, the publications brought together by curator Honza Zamojski at the show compose a unique collection of his own publishing projects, while giving an insight into his artistic fascinations. The show also demonstrates how books are an irrevocable part of the artist’s presence, not only in the contemporary art world, but also within the consciousness of the public at large.

[Works in the show have been provided courtesy of the artists and Printed Matter Inc., Foksal Gallery Foundation, Three Star Books]

Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer
Curated by James Hoff and Børre Sæthre
Tidens Krav, Oslo, Norway
Opening Friday 11th May 2012

Review in KunstKritikk

This weekend «The Carousel Collection» is in Helsinki, Kallio
Kunsthalle (Toinen Linja 31).
If you are around please pass by or let your friends in Helsinki know!
The loop is on today and tomorrow (14-15 April) from 9:00-15:00

Established on 11.11.2011 in New York by the artist Triin Tamm, this
nomadic collection is assembling, archiving and exhibiting art in the
form of 35 mm slides in a looping carousel. The ever-growing project
will be accessible to the public through various «Slide Shows»
organized by guest curators and Triin Tamm herself. The collection has
been previously presented in Corner College, Zurich (2011), San
Serriffe, Amsterdam (2012) and confirmed shows for 2012 include
Objectif Exhibitions (Antwerp) and KIM? Contemporart Art Centre

Contributions so far by:
Katja Aglert, Benjamin Artola, Nicole Bachmann, Linus Bill, Johanne
Birkeland, Serge Comte, Jeremie Cortial, Audrey Cottin & Kelly
Schacht, Clôde Coulpier, Stéphane Déplan, Martine Derks, Maarten Dings
& Egon Van Herreweghe & Joachim Naudts, Daniel Eatock, Adam Etmanski,
Dénes Kalev Farkas, Andris Feldmanis, Kasia Fudakowski, Séverine
Gorlier, Hanne Granberg, Sam de Groot, Maria Guggenbichler, Stéphanie
Gygax, David Horvitz, Sasha Huber, Unndór Egill Jónsson, Krõõt Juurak,
Tuukka Kaila, Kiwa, Lucie Kolb, Jirí Kovanda, Alexander Krone, Paul
Kuimet, Mikko Kuorinki, Laura Kuusk, Camille Laurelli, Jürg Lehni, Urs
Lehni Säde, Anna Lindal, Nicolas Matranga & Žiga Testen, Other Means,
Fanette Muxart, Rick Myers, Aapo Nikkanen, Morten Norbye Halvorsen,
Serge Onnen, Eléonore Pano-Zavaroni, Jurgis Paškevicius, Harsh Patel,
Elise Pautard, Ott Pilipenko, Tero Puha, Jani Purhonen, Ryan
Rivadeneyra, Jani Ruscica, Seppo Renvall, Tõnis Saadoja, Petri
Saarikko, Maija Saksman, Pia Sandström, San Serriffe, Ellen Henriette
Suhrke, Margit Säde Lehni, Triin Tamm, Zsolt Tibor, Liam Tickner,
Laura Toots, Lex Trüb, Stephanos Tsivopoulos, Timm Ulrichs, Anja
Ulset, Anu Vahtra, Ola Vasiljeva, Sigrid Viir, Walter Warton, Grant
Watkins, Erik van der Weijde, Kathrin Wolkowicz.

5 – 6.30pm
Friday 2nd March 2012
Columbia University
Prentis Hall, Room 101
632 W. 125th Street
New York

Exercises in Horizon, Time, Feedback (9th July 2010) (2011)
Photocopy booklet, 20 pages
Edition 50

Photocopy booklet, 12 pages
Edition 90 + 10 with drawing

Edited by David Senior

Reception 1st Oct, 6-7pm, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
1st floor (where the Artist’s Book Conference is held)

Rick Myers
Books and prints + Obstructed drawings

Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Ave. New York
17th September – 8th October 2011
Opening 17th September 5-7pm

Announcement for a poem

During the Interval in which the Eye is Closed / Open (2004 – 2011)
Oversized photocopy and offset printing with hand lettering
Edition of 7

Curated by Honza Zamojski

25th June – 31st July 2011

Minska 25 [Soho Factory]
03-808 Warszawa

With the participation of: AKV Berlin – Alexis Zavialoff – Archive Books – Ausdruck Books – Cezary Bodzianowski – Christopher L G Hill – David Horvitz – Dexter Sinister – Dynasty Zine – Éditions FP&CF – Institute of Social Hypocrisy – Jesper Fabricius/Space Poetry – JSBJ – Kingsboro Press – KLTB – Morava – Motto Distribution – Paraguay Press – Piktogram – Pinups – Rick Myers – Slavs and Tatars – TTC – etc.

30th May
Feeding Tube Records
Jooklo Duo with Bill Nace and Paul Flaherty
Matt Krefting/Rick Myers duo

Catalogue A
36 pages + foldouts, hand sewn, b/w offset, 19.5 x 10.5 cm.

Curated by David Senior

Group exhibition:
Céline Duval
David Horvitz
Elisabeth Tonnard
Rick Myers

Opening Saturday 16th October, 6-9pm
16th October – 8th November 2010

37 Greenpoint Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Book performance:
part of THE CLASSROOM, curated by David Senior

Saturday 3rd October 2pm, NY Art Book Fair 2009
MoMA PS1, Queens


Opening Thursday, 10th September 2009, 6-8pm

Elena Bajo, Margarida Correia, Gregg Evans, and Claudia Weber
curated by Ryan Evans and Amie Scally





10th September – 24th October
Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm

320 West 13th Street
(Enter on Horatio Street)
New York, NY 10014

Words to Breathe Inside X
(R.Myers / Rollo Press, 2009)

Residue from a tungsten filament Osram light bulb, smashed with a hammer
on Carbon Black carbon paper, through pages of the book, Words to Breathe Inside
(Rollo Press, 2008), with exhibition / event poster folded to form a dust cover

Published on occasion of the exhibition / book event
at Corner College, Zurich 2009

Numbered and signed, edition of 9

Studies for Words X
(R.Myers / Nieves Books, 2009)

A hand cut version of the booklet, Studies for Words (Nieves Books, 2008)
with a unique paper sculpture made using pieces cut from the pages

Published on occasion of the exhibition / book event
at Corner College, Zurich 2009

Numbered and signed, edition of 9


Presentation and books at
The Fox Reading Room
ICA London

29th June 2009 4pm

Before and After Breath | Itself
+ unique, hand-modified Rollo / Nieves titles
at Corner College
2pm – 6pm on Saturday 20th June 2009
Brauerstrasse 37, CH-8004 Zurich

Before and After Breath | Itself
+ books on view at Boekie Woekie
13th June – 8th July 2009
opening 4th June 2pm
Berenstraat 16, 1016 GH Amsterdam