MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4

MAD-LIB[rary] event at ICI on April 4, 2013. Photo by Erik Puotinen.

MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4
September 20–22, 2013

New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1
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.

September 20, 2013 - September 22, 2013

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101



LIMITED TIME ONLY (LTO) is a creative collaboration and curatorial production team. “Limited Time” speaks to the time we allow ourselves to think (and play) outside the banalities of the day-to-day, and “Only”—well, that means it’s made just for you. LTO will encompass the sometimes sporadic and spontaneous nature of the events we make for you to enjoy.

Legacy Russell

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

Russell holds a dual-major B.A. with Honors from Macalester College in Art History & Studio Art and English & Creative Writing with a focus in Gender Studies, and an MRes in Art History with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual.

Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. Her first book, #GLITCHFEMINISM, is forthcoming from Verso Books.

Instagram: @ellerustle

Stina Puotinen

Stina Puotinen was born in New York City, raised in Baltimore, and has been back in Brooklyn since 2004. She received her BA in Art History at Vassar College, and fell into the world of Museum Education as her career, though secretly moonlighting as an artist and curator all the while. She has worked as an Educator at several leading arts institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Noguchi Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and currently works in the Education Department of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Born out of her work in Museums, literally and ideologically, is her work as Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of CHERYL, a four-member, semi-anonymous, often cat-masked artist collective based in Brooklyn, and the recent launch of the creative collaborative and curatorial production team, Limited Time Only.

Sarah Giovanniello

Sarah Giovanniello is an independent curator, writer and researcher from Washington, DC, by way of Philadelphia. She was the Research Assistant in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where supported the programming, exhibitions, and collection research and development since 2008. Sarah is currently busy with several curatorial collaborations including the Bad Feminist Reading Series and Limited Time Only, along with ongoing performance research and writings. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU.

Feminist Press

Feminist Press is an independent nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice. We publish exciting authors who share an activist spirit and a belief in choice and equality. Founded in 1970, FP began by rescuing “lost” works by writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and established their publishing program with books by American writers of diverse racial and class backgrounds. Since then they have also been bringing works from around the world to North American readers. FP seeks out innovative, often surprising books that tell a different story.

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