Erica Baum

Our collective task member Erica Baum has generously made a special limited edition archival print as a fundraiser for Collective Task and Inscription: the Journal of Material Text – Theory, Practice, History. Erica has a connection to both of these endeavors and, as a fundraising gesture, has offered five prints to each – overall, an edition of ten, each accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Because this is a fundraiser, Erica’s Gallery, Bureau in New York City, has generously allowed these limited prints to be made available at a discounted rate. All proceeds will go directly to Inscription and Collective Task for future projects and publications. 

Erica Baum, Book Return, 2021 
ht.10″ x w. 7.5″ archival pigment print
Limited edition of 10 with two artist’s proofs.

The price of the print will include postage and packing. To order a print, or for further information, please email: rmf1 [at] nyu [dot] edu 

New York artist Erica Baum is well known for her varied photographic series capturing text and image in found printed material, from paperback books to library indexes and most recently sewing patterns. She received her MFA from Yale University in 1994 and her BA in Anthropology from Barnard, Columbia University in 1984. Her work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MAMCO, Geneva; Albright=Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; SFMoMA, San Francisco; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; FRAC Ile de France, Paris; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Publications include Dog Ear 2011, second printing 2016 Ugly Duckling Presse, and Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, 2015 Crèvecoeur/oe Paris & Bureau New York. 

Cycle 6 started on October 1st, 2021 with task 01 by Robert Fitterman: Returns. Unlike in previous cycles, there are 2 months to complete the task. See responses here.

List of participants:
Erica Baum (NYC), Laura Boggia (Milan, Italy), Riccardo Boglione (Montevideo, Uruguay), Brandon Brown (Bay Area CA), Marie Buck (NYC), Felipe Cussen (Santiago, Chile), Robert Fitterman (NYC), Sophia Le Fraga (LA), Kristen Gallagher (NYC), Aurelia Guo (London, UK), Sabine Herrmann (Berlin, Germany), Eddie Hopely (Bay Area CA), Josef Kaplan (Philadelphia), Klaus Killisch (Berlin, Germany), Astrid Lorange (Sydney, Australia), Kristin Lucas (Austin, Texas), Monica McClure (NYC), Holly Melgard (NYC), Yedda Morrison (Bay Area CA), Joseph Mosconi (LA), Michael Prado (Lima, Peru), Kim Rosenfield (NYC), Lisa Sanditz (Tivoli, NY), Ed Steck (Pittsburgh), Georgina Torello (Montevideo, Uruguay), Mónica de la Torre (NYC), Suzy Treister (London, UK), Alli Warren (Bay Area CA), Aaron Winslow (LA), Sam Winston (London, UK), Matvei Yankelevich (NYC), Joey Yearous-Algozin (NYC)

spring 2020, Sophia Le Fraga

Starting on May 7 2020, Collective Task is doing a special edition one-month response. Our prompt is: Spring 2020. The collective responses will be organized on the website as a special section, and then published this Fall as a special print edition. 

Kim Rosenfield and Erica Baum

COLLECTIVE TASK celebrated the 10th anniversary and the launch of our 3rd and 4th cycles with the publication of a new catalogue and a series of events from December 16th to 17th 2016 @ 67 Ludlow Gallery.

A Collective Task Reading
2015 Nov 1st 7 PM @ 67 Ludlow / Expansion Foam Gallery, New York
Readers are: Kim Rosenfield, Erica Baum, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Sophia Le Fraga, Kristen Gallagher and Andy Sterling

A Night Of Philosophy
Collective Task animates un-dead philosophy.
2015 April 24th 10-12 PM @ Cultural Services of the French Embassy / First Floor / Albertine books

ct @ postmasters gallery, 2014

CT Book 2 launch & performances
2014 December 12, 8 PM @ Postmasters Gallery in New York

Collective Task in Berlin, 2014, Academy of the Arts

Poetry Festival
2014 June 9 PM @ Academy of the Arts in Berlin
Performance of Collective Task with: Robert Fitterman, Kristen Gallagher, Sabine Herrmann, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Josef Kaplan, Klaus Killisch, Kristin Lucas, Carol Mirakove, Kim Rosenfield, Monica de la Torre, Yedda Morrison and special guest Halyna Kruk

CT @ MoMA, New York, 2012

Modern Poets: Collective Task
2012 March 1st 6 PM @ MoMA, New York