Artists’ records and recordworks are editioned multiples, generally very affordable. Recent ones have functioned as alternative exhibition catalogs. Speakers on this panel were: Matthew Higgs, artist, curator and director of White Columns, talked about artists and music as well as The Sound of White Columns (TSoWc), the gallery’s record label. Art historian and writer Francesco Spampinato discussed his new book “Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists.” And artist Pieter Schoolwerth spoke about the relationship between Wierd Records, his record label, and his larger art practice. Susan Thomas provided a substantive introduction and served as moderator of the session.
The panel session was held at the Contemporary Artists' Books Conference at MoMA PS1 in New York City on September 19, 2015, part of Printed Matter's annual NY Art Book Fair.