Book Art Biennial 2013 and The MCBA Prize Gala

Book Art Biennial 2013
Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative
Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 2013

Through workshops, lectures, panel conversations, film screenings and exhibitions, MCBA’s Book Art Biennial invites artists, educators, curators and scholars to explore current issues in contemporary artists’ books. This year’s Biennial programming explores in depth the common threads between book art and film. Historically as well as in contemporary practice, artists blur and perforate the boundaries between these two disciplines, both of which are time-based and grounded in sequential visual communication. From examinations of contemporary innovations in visual narrative to the influence of classic filmmaking on mid-century book design, the 2013 Symposium will continue a tradition of stimulating critical thinking and dialogue.

Registration is $50 for the two-day event (Gala tickets are sold separately). To register, or to view a complete schedule and detailed session descriptions, visit

The MCBA Prize Gala and Award Ceremony
Saturday, July 27, 2013; 7pm

Begin the evening in MCBA’s gallery and studios for a cinematic wonderland of hors d’oeuvres, our signature cocktail The Baldessari, and the Brazilian piano stylings of Rebecca Hass of Modern Spark Trio, while you mingle with artists and special guests.

The award ceremony convenes at 8:30pm: hear from luminaries of the book arts field, marvel at the five finalist works in person, and witness as the winning artist is revealed. At the close, honor the winner in style with a champagne toast and delicious dessert buffet.

Tickets $50
Availability is limited. Purchase online at, by phone at 612 215 2520, or in person at The Shop at MCBA.

Exclusive VIP tickets are available for $100
In addition to admission to the Gala, VIPs will receive a limited edition commemorative letterpress print, and an invitation to a private pre-party book viewing reception with MCBA Prize finalists and jurors, hosted by MCBA Board Chair Cathy Ryan and Doris Engibous.

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