Libby Leshgold Gallery

Please join the Charles H. Scott Gallery and The Emily Carr University Speaker Series for a talk by New York-based curator David Platzker. In Vancouver for the opening of his exhibition Vintage Dan Graham: Projects for Publication 1966 – 2009 (opening November 17th at the Charles H. Scott Gallery), Platzker will speak about artists’ books, editions, his curatorial practice, and his Chelsea gallery Specific Object.

Specific Object aggregates interesting objects in any artistic medium and presents them in a contained venue, allowing these works their own place, space and time. The material shown ranges from artists’ publications, ephemera, prints, multiples and other editions to literature, music / audio works and unique artworks of the contemporary world. Please visit

From 1998 through 2004 David Platzker was the Executive Director of Printed Matter, Inc. He is also the co-author, and co-curator – with Elizabeth Wyckoff – of “Hard Pressed: 600 Years of Prints and Process”, and - with Richard H. Axsom - the book and exhibition entitled "Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg : A Catalogue Raisonne 1958-1996". Recently Platzker curated “Lynda Benglis / Robert Morris : 1973 – 1974” at Susan Inglett Gallery. He has curated exhibitions of the works of Art & Project, John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, "Documenta 5", Conceptual Art, Marcel Duchamp, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, Oldenburg, Raymond Pettibon, Dieter Roth, and Edward Ruscha in addition to commissioning or curating exhibitions at Printed Matter of Angelblood, Larry Clark, Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, General Idea, Jenny Holzer, Reverend Jen, Allan Kaprow, Yoko Ono, Ryan McGinness, Sonic Youth, Tom Sachs, David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle and the Guerrilla Girls. Platzker was also the host of's Recorded Matter on-line radio program. Archived programs can be found at

Admission is free.


Specific Object.