Bio / Contact

Rick Myers is a Manchester-born artist and writer living in Western Massachusetts. He works in a variety of media including text, video, installation, and drawing, in addition to books and editions.

Solo exhibitions include: The National Poetry Library at Southbank Centre and the Book Library at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Printed Matter, New York; White Columns, New York.

Performances and screenings include: The NY and LA Art Book Fairs; MoMA Library, New York; The Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens.

Myers is the founder and publisher of Muta.

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CONTACT
Instagram @rickmyers_cabinstudio
Email studio@rickmyers.co.uk

Rookie

ROOKIE
MVP – MOST VALUABLE PUBLISHERS

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 11th May 2012

Review in KunstKritikk

The Carousel Collection

Helsinki, Kallio
Kunsthalle (Toinen Linja 31).
14th-15th April, 9am-5pm

Organised by Triin Tamm

A nomadic collection, assemblage, archive and exhibition of 35mm slides in a looping carousel.

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.

Mirror Feedback Section

#4/5
Book/performance

Organised by Robin Cameron

2nd March 2012, 5pm
Columbia University
Prentis Hall, Room 101
632 West 125th Street
New York

Exercises in Horizon, Time, Feedback (9th July 2010)

Photocopy booklet, 20 pages
Edition 50