Last week, The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age curator led tour with Henry Director and exhibition curator Sylvia Wolf was sold out (thanks to the delicious poster??) — stay tuned for upcoming programs, an artist lecture with exhibiting artist Paul Berger on Sept 2 and another curator led tour on Sept 8. Wave Books has moved into Shelf Life for their residency and a new rotation in the Henry’s test site brings new objects from The Book Arts Collection at the University of Washington. And even though we live every week like it’s shark week, this week is The Real Shark Week and in honor of this annual event, we have a new wave of fin posters coming your way for tomorrow’s film screening of We Live in Public (the 2009 Best Documentary of the Sundance Film Festival) and this weekend’s slate of workshops, performances and readings in Shelf Life.
First up in the poster aquarium is a poster designed by Mike Pham for the film screening of We Live in Public tomorrow night and tickets are on sale right now for this one-night event! We Live in Public reveals the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of”, artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris. We Live in Public is created by Award-winning director Ondi Timoner, who documented Harris’ tumultuous life for more than a decade. Join us and King of the Web CEO Maggie Finch-Boyer for this “riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes hold in our lives.”
Next up is the newest edition of the Shelf Life poster series designed by Ryan Diaz, with a dramatic Shark Week twist! And timely! As previously noted, Wave Books just moved into the Henry’s lobby for their residency and they are already making books and hosting a string of readings, including readings tonight and Sunday by poet and translator Alejandro de Acosta, who will be reading selections from Gertrude Stein’s poems and essays, visitors are welcome to drop in and out of the reading, to stay for two minutes or the entire two hours. Also on Sunday, Also Sandra Kroupa returns for a new edition of Performance Exhibitions. We are stoked to ride this wave of book goodness!
At the Henry — we live every week like it’s shark week!