Works from Thomas Cvikota's personal collection on view in What is an edition, anyway?, on view May 24–September 7, 2019. Photo: Henrik Kam

Works from Thomas Cvikota's personal collection on view in What is an edition, anyway?, on view May 24–September 7, 2019. Photo: Henrik Kam

Talks & Panels

Gallery Sessions: Thomas Cvikota

Thomas Cvikota presents works on view from his personal collection that formed the basis for Mana Contemporary Chicago’s 2018 presentation of What is an edition, anyway?

Thomas Cvikota leads a tour of the editioned works from his personal collection on view in What is an edition, anyway?, many of which were part of the 2018 exhibition of the same name at Mana Contemporary Chicago co-curated by Cvikota and Susan Tallman. Prints, books, posters, artists’ ephemera, and vinyl records highlight longstanding traditions in edition-based practices.

MFA’s free Gallery Sessions invite artists and curators to explore and contemplate their works on view with visitors in an intimate setting.

Takes place during the 2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

The Collection of Thomas Cvikota includes objects, books, music, video and printed contemporary art from the late twentieth century accumulated over Cvikota’s decades long career in fine art publishing. The Collection formed the core of the original iteration of What is an edition, anyway? which he co-organized at Mana Contemporary, Chicago with art historian and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Art in Print, Susan Tallman. Cvikota is the owner of ETC Industries/C.Editions and sits on the board of the Art in Print. Most recently, he authored a book, Landfall Press: Five Decades (Santa Fe: Landfall Press, 2019) and co-curated its forthcoming exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee.