Inside the Milberg Gallery: Ulises Carrión: In-Out Productions & In-Out Center

Ulises Carrión Sonnet(s), 1972 Artists’ book

 The following is the third in a series of inside looks at the current exhibition in Princeton University Library’s Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery in Firestone Library - “Ulises Carrión: Bookworks and Beyond.” 

Curated by Sal Hamerman, Metadata Librarian for Special Collections at PUL, and Javier Rivero Ramos, a recent Ph.D graduate from the Department of Art & Archaeology, who is now Assistant Curator at Art Bridges Foundation in Arkansas, the exhibition explores Carrión’s pioneering reinvention of the book as a material and social platform, primarily featuring Princeton’s extensive holdings, drawn from the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology and PUL’s Special Collections. PUL is steward to one of the most substantial collections of Carrión’s book and mail art in any American library. 

In 1972, Ulises Carrión and eight other artists from Latin America, Iceland, and the Netherlands founded the In-Out Center, Amsterdam’s first artist-run contemporary art center. While working at In-Out Center, Carrión acquired a mimeograph machine and began self-publishing his own artists’ books, or “bookworks,” as he called them, under the imprint he co-founded, In-Out Productions.


The exhibition is open and free to the public during Milberg Gallery hours of operation, February 21 through June 13, 2024.

Discover more through the accompanying digital exhibit.

Published March 25, 2024.

Media Contact: Stephanie Oster, Library Publicity Manager