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Collective Thinking

Photobooks and Beer

Friday, March 3

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY


The international photography collective Piece of Cake creates a space for artists to support one another and to share ideas. In this spirit, we invite you to participate in an evening of photobook discussion at Aperture. Please bring a photobook to the event that you want people to know about as well as a beverage of your choice.

This event is part of a series of in-person activities produced in conjunction with the exhibition Collective Thinking, For Freedoms. Learn more about the exhibition’s other upcoming events here.

Questions? Please e-mail us at: [email protected]

Piece of Cake collective was created in Rouen in 2002 at the initiative of French photographer Charles Fréger. The original group was comprised of artists from several different European countries including France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and England, among others. In 2009, Cara Phillips initiated the creation of a North American Piece of Cake. Currently the group has members from fourteen countries. Since its inception, Piece of Cake has undergone many changes; however, it maintains its core purpose—to facilitate artist interaction (in person and electronically.) Both groups meet in person one to two times per year at workshops and maintain communication via group e-mail and WhatsApp. These interactions serve to provide a place to share and critique work, and to discuss art practice, technical challenges, arts education, and book-making, and other issues that are relevant to artistic production. Piece of Cake does not make work together nor does it have an artistic manifesto. The collective is comprised of artists with varied approaches to art-making, at different stages of their careers, who bring different cultural experiences.

Photobooks and Beer