On Aspen Magazine
Lecture by Gwen Allen
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6pm
Emily Carr University Theatre, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver
In conjunction with the exhibition Aspen Magazine: 1965–1971, San Francisco–based art historian Gwen Allen discusses Aspen within the context of art history, exploring its important function as an alternative exhibition space for 1960s and 70s art. She also explores the history of artists’ magazines more generally, both during this earlier period and today.
Allen is the author of Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (MIT, 2011) and is a Professor of Art History at San Francisco State University.
Aspen Magazine was a multimedia magazine conceived of, edited and published by Phyllis Johnson in New York from 1965–71. Aspen broke new ground in terms of its editorial concept, design approach and distribution strategy, which continues to be resonant and influential today.
The exhibition is on loan from the Whitechapel Gallery in London and continues at the Charles H. Scott Gallery to February 8, 2015