Inside the Milberg Gallery: Ulises Carrión: Bookworks and Beyond - Video

 Casino Royale Other Books and So Archive April 28-May 22, 1982 Exhibition

Claudio Goulart Presents: Casino Royale Other Books and So Archive April 28-May 22, 1982 Exhibition

The following is the ninth 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 the 1987 video documentary Bookworks Revisited, Carrión surveys many of the key bookworks that formed part of his Other Books and So Archive, a collection that represented years of activity publishing, distributing, and exhibiting artists’ publications. He offers up-close insight and analysis not only of how his contemporaries engaged with the medium of the book, but also into the archive that he considered to be a work of art in itself.


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 May 24, 2024.

Media Contact: Stephanie Oster, Library Publicity Manager