The Art Book Review – On the Road: Detroit

The Art Book Review’s “On the Road: Detroit” is an exhibition of art and artists’ books from and about Detroit and the larger Great Lakes-area. Organized by L.A.-based publication the Art Book Review, the project will feature a curated display of exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, small run and handmade artists’ books and zines amongst other types of ephemera and publications gathered through an open call to artists and publishers. The exhibition will be on view at the Jam Handy Building at 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI from 11am-6pm, July 11th-13th, with an opening event July 11 from 6-9pm featuring a panel, “In Print: Exploring books as medium, art object and archive in Detroit and beyond” from 7-9pm.

7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion — “In Print: Exploring books as medium, art object and archive in Detroit and beyond”

An interactive exhibition of books suspended in mid air.

The exhibition will be open from Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13.

Hosted by the Detroit Community Library @ the Jam Handy Building. |


About the Art Book Review
The Art Book Review: a compendium of reviews about books vaguely relating to the subject of art (artist books and ephemera, catalogs, monographs, art history, and book-length works of art criticism or general literature about art, etc… etc…), a person (or persons) who casually harasses writers to get them to occasionally turn in written reviews of art books, a sparky looking webzine, a place where all the books are sent and can get picked up, a special service coupling covetous writers with willing publishers. Founded in 2012 by Andrew Berardini and Sarah Williams, the Art Book Review can be found online at

About the Jam Handy Building
Originally built as a film production studio, the historic Jam Handy Building now operates as a dynamic community space playing host to a wide range of arts and culture events, including serving as the home of Detroit SOUP. The newest project at the space, the Detroit Community Library @ the Jam Handy Building, seeks to re-examine the way in which institutional knowledge and learning are valued in the digital age, with an emphasis on experience and exploration in making personal connections with the past.

About Creative Rights
Creative Rights is a Detroit-based 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a sanctuary for social imagination by providing consulting and project development services, as well as free legal clinics, to artists and entrepreneurs who seek to push artistic, social, and legal boundaries. Creative Rights seeks to use the law as a tool of design in order to provide Detroit’s creative community a greater sense of agency with the law.

Participating Artists and Publishers include:

AA Records, Richard Aldrich, Chad Alligood, Maia Asshaq, Hilary A. Baldwin, Matthew Barney, Faruq Z. Bey, Laura Beyer, Rachel Boillot, Andrew Borowiec, Davin Brainard, Mat Brinkman, Brent Budsberg, Cabin-Time, Susan Goethel Campbell, Caroline Carlsmith, Melissa Catanese, Lana Cavar, Center for Abandoned Letterhead, CF, Andrew Colville, Cranbrook Art Museum, Ann Craven, Matthew Crowther, Damiani, Sarah Darnell, Nathan Davis, Tim Davis, Nancy De Holl, Warren Defever, DittoDitto, Jenny Drumgoole, Shannon Ebner, Omar Fast, Jon Feinstein, Todd Freeman, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Stephanie Ford, Andy Gabrysiak, Ivan Antonio Gamboa, David J Getsy, Paul Goodrich, Nicholas Gottlund, Green Gallery Press, Carl Gunhouse, Amy Grant, Bruce Hainley, Gregory Halpern, Helen A Harrison, Heyward Hart, Hearty Greetings, Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Todd Hido, Christian Holland, Sam Hoolihan, Ian Huebert, Steve Hughes, Industrial Post, Issue Press, I.T.U, Leander Johnson, Jesse Jones, Yelena Kalinsky, Heidi Kaloustian, Matt Keegan, Jacob Koestler, Aleksey Kondratyev, Sarah Lapinski, Andrew Lauman, Kerry Law, Calvin Lee, John Lehr, Susan Lipper, Little Brown Mushroom, Joseph Michael Lopez, Seth Lower, Jonathan Lux, Megan Major, Ross Mantle, Nick Mauss, Shana McCaw, Micah Malone, Midway Contemporary Art, Thomas Marquet, Sarah Martin, Metropolis Books, Chris McGee, Darin Mickey, MOCAD, Andrew Moore, Lester B. Morrison, Chris Mottalini, Bill Nace, North End Studios, Ed Panar, Karthik Pandian, Tiana Peterson, Lauren Portada, Chris Pottinger, Trevor Powers, Press Here Projects, Michael Queenland, re/de/form, Derek Rettzel, Jeff Risk, Christine Rogers, RaMell Ross, Meghann Rotary, Rotland Press, Irina Rozovsky, Runhouse, Ben Saginaw, Salt and Cedar Press, Irving Sandler, Ben Schonberger, Stephen William Schudlish, Ginevra Shay, Daniel Shea, Gedi Sibony, Signal Return/Expodium, Colin Smith, Joe Sobel, Soberscove Press, Alec Soth, The Soth Family, Space Corners, David La Spina, Ryan Standfest, Zoe Strauss, Sean Stewart, Stupor House, Tasty Soil, Julia Reyes Taubman, Kathy Toth, Alex Tsocanos, Chris Turner, Corine Vermuelen, Allison Vince, wacdesignstudio, Matthew Ward, Stephen Wetzel, Charlie White, Kornelis Freerf Wiersum, Luit Frisco Wiersum, Bryce Wilner, Adam Wolpa, WOPOZI, Working Knowledge, Jason Wurm, Nate Young, Suzanna Zak, Brad Zellar, Alivia Zivich and more.

For additional information, please visit, or contact Sarah Williams

This project is made possible by Creative Rights and the Jam Handy Building.