Visual + Digital Arts Open Lecture: Will Holder

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The Visual Arts Open Lectures presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Join Evolving Book faculty Will Holder for this talk.

Will Holder is a typographer and writer, preoccupied with conversation as tool and model for a mutual and improvised set of publishing conditions – whereby the usual roles of commissioner, author, subject, editor, and designer are improvised and shared, as opposed to assigned and pre-determined. Based in London, Holder is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts (published by de Appel, Amsterdam, since 2006). In May 2009 he co-curatedTalk Show (with Richard Birkett) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), an exhibition and season of events concerning speech and accountability. Together with Alex Waterman, he is editing and designing Yes, But Is It Edible?, a biography of American composer Robert Ashley for four or more voices (Vancouver: New Documents, forthcoming, 2013). He is also serially publishing a rewriting of William Morris’ News from Nowhere (An Epoch of Rest) (1876) into a guide for design education and practice set in 2135. Holder has been teaching at the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, since 1996, and ran the research project "The Tomorrow Book" at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.