Columbus College of Art & Design

Instance No. 0

Instance No. 0: shelf talk #8
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 | 1-2 p.m.

The Classroom (in the Basement Theater)
NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

second shelf, initiated in 2018 by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs, is a collaborative book acquisition project and multi-institutional, international effort to increase library holdings of publications by non-binary, female, and queer artists and artists of color. The core of the project is the formation of a new collection of books in the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, and simultaneously acquired through Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design’s initiative with Packard Library, and at University of Bristol, UK.

Since October 2018, a series of interventions, shelf talks, have taken place in the library of Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, where Hinrichs teaches. These interventions are gestures of care and attention that creatively highlight the presence of the new collection and contextualize its ambitions. This shelf talk #8 will take place at New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1. second shelf advisors are convening in person for the first time during New York Art Book Fair as part of the public programming of The Classroom. The conversation about publishing, libraries, and artistic and institutional identities will inform a future publication on the project. A website that functions as an inventory is at

Discussants: second shelf advisors Elizabeth Haines (historian, University of Bristol, UK), Heide Hinrichs (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp), Marisa Sánchez (art historian/curator/sessional faculty, University of British Columbia, Vancouver), and Jo-ey Tang (Director of Exhibitions, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design); joined by Leslie Jankowski (Director of Library Services, CCAD Packard Library), Matthew Offenbacher (artist and publisher, Seattle), Marla Roddy (Registrar, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design), Jiahao Peng (Gallery Assistant, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design), and more.

The Classroom at NY Art Book Fair presents informal lectures, readings, screenings, and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. The program series highlights exciting new releases and fosters dialogue around important themes within contemporary art publishing and the broader community. Organized by David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA. For more information on NY Art Book Fair and the Classroom, please visit here.

For more information on second shelf during Beeler Gallery’s Season One, please visit here.
For more information on second shelf during Beeler Gallery’s Season Two, please visit here. A presentation of Heide Hinrichs’ drawings connected to the project will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020.