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MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4

Sep 20 – 22, 2013

New York, NY, USA
New York Art Book Fair

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

LIMITED TIME ONLY (LTO) presents MAD-LIB [rary] SEPTEMBER EDITION at MoMA PS1, in partnership with Independent Curators International's Curatorial Hub and The Feminist Press.

The creative collaborative and production team LIMITED TIME ONLY (Legacy Russell, Stina Puotinen, and Sarah Giovanniello) invite you to join them for the next installment of the popular "choose-your-own-adventure" book arts event hosted as part of the New York Art Book Fair, September 20-22, 2013.

In July 2012, the MAD-LIB[rary] program had its debut, inviting the public to participate in true Mad Lib fashion in a zany, surreal, Dada-inspired, and perhaps nonsensical assemblage extravaganza. In the fourth edition of this continued series, LTO invites another fabulous roster of New York artists and writers to contribute very limited edition printed materials, and attendees then curate their own magazine or booklet content, and B-Y-O-creative-vision. Paying homage to the histories of literature, art, book-art, found art, flea markets, and book fairs, MAD-LIB[rary] provides an alternative from the glossy, pre-packaged culture of mass media.

MAD-LIB[rary] is all at once a living archive, a museum, a magazine, a madness—this program has been a wild success for this past year, selling out editions to a packed house at ICI, and now, over one year after its world debut, we invite you and yours back for more MAD-LIB[rary] madness!

Amy Beecher
Jessica Bowman
Bubi Canal
Sara Cwynar
Christopher Duriez
Anne Emond
David Horvitz
Alison Kuo
Maria Lokke
Mark y Mark (Mark Joshua Epstein and Mark Dzula)
Esperanza Mayobre
Mollie McKinley
J. Morrison
Lily Rosenquist
Jen Schwarting
Grant Worth

LTO's MAD-LIB[rary] will act as a pop-up throughout the course of the fair, sharing table space with MAD-LIB[rary] partner, Feminist Press. Want to find us? Stop by during the following hours:

Thursday, Sept 19
6–9pm, MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4

Friday, Sept 20
12–4pm, Feminist Press
4–7pm, MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4

Saturday, Sept 21
11am–4pm, Feminist Press
4–9pm, MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4

Sunday, Sept 22
11am–7pm, MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4

The event is open to the public. A modest fee will be charged for each set of editions and for individual prints. All proceeds will go to the artists. More information about the NY Art Book Fair, here.

Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Executive Director & Chief Curator at the Kitchen and formerly Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Stina Puotinen

Stina Puotinen has worked as an Educator at several leading arts institutions and currently works in the Education Department of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


LIMITED TIME ONLY (LTO) is a creative collaboration and curatorial production team.

Feminist Press

Feminist Press is an independent nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice.

Sarah Giovanniello

Sarah Giovanniello is an independent curator, writer and researcher from Washington, DC, by way of Philadelphia.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.