155 Freeman Street, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Primary Information is a non-profit organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and artists’ writings. Primary Information was formed in 2006 to foster intergenerational dialogue through the publication of artists’ books and writings by artists—emerging, mid-career, and established. The organization’s period of focus is from the early sixties to the present, with an emphasis on the conceptual practice of using publications as an exhibition space.
Our program involves three distinct components: (1) the publication of lost or unpublished material still vital to contemporary discussions, (2) the publication of books by contemporary artists, and (3) the publication of editions that function as publications, though may take the shape of say a record or poster (in this way, we are very much influenced by how Printed Matter has come to define the artist book and its varied forms since the 1960s). Our aim is to reach audiences throughout the world, those to whom publications can reach but galleries and museums cannot.
Primary Information receives generous support through grants from the Michael Asher Foundation, the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, the Greenwich Collection Ltd, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Orbit Fund, the Stichting Egress Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Wilhelm Family Foundation, and individuals worldwide.
Primary Information is a W.A.G.E. certified organization.