second shelf, initiated in 2018 by artist Heide Hinrichs, is a collaborative book acquisition project and multi-institutional, international effort to increase library holdings of publications by nonbinary, female, and queer artists and artists of color. This shelf talk is a gesture of care and attention—one in a series of events that highlight these new collections and contextualize the project’s ambitions. second shelf advisors are convening in person for the first time. We invite the public to join our conversation about publishing, libraries, and artistic and institutional identities that will inform future publications. A website that functions as an inventory is at second-shelf.org. With: Elizabeth Haines, Heide Hinrichs, Marisa Sánchez, Jo-ey Tang, Leslie Jankowski, and Matthew Offenbacher.
Presented on September 20th, 2019. Recording courtesy of Blank Forms.