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Sasha Grishin on contemporary artists' books

Professor Sasha Grishin explores the relationship between printmaking and the artist book in the work of Australian and international artists.

His discussion ranges from the experimental works of the 70s through to contemporary fine press editions. This includes some of those from the Edition + Artist Book Studio, which featured in the exhibition How I entered there.

Sasha works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator. In 1977 he founded the Fine Art Program at the Australian National University, and is currently Head of Art History there. He has published extensively on contemporary and medieval art. He is presently completing his third volume on Australian contemporary printmaking.

This keynote address was part of 'Words and images: Examining the artist book'. This day of free talks, forums and displays at the State Library of Victoria on 17 March 2007 celebrated the opening of the exhibition How I entered there.