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mag@zine #2: Print, Gender, Sex

 

mag@zine#2: Print, Gender, Sex published by Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store, designed by Actual Source, and edited by Kristen Mueller. Email magsmomaps1@artbook.com to order!

 

Features The Funambulist’s Léopold Lambert, Bronx Narratives’s Dondre Green and Here There Be Dragons’ Jessica Myers on the politics of publishing; Dizzy Magazine editors Milah Libin and Arvid Logan on creating inclusive intergenerational art spaces on and off the page; works on paper by zine-makers Brie Moreno, Sweetie Pea’s Printhouse, Jennifer Shear, Justin Cole Smith, Jeffrey Cheung, Sasha Zirulnik and Zora Moniz; reviews of new and notable magazines Closing Ceremony, F.R. David, MacGuffin Magazine, MOLD, Momma Tried, Scalawag, Shoplifters, Shukyu, Type Life and Wallet; Sinister Wisdom editor Julie R Enszer, PhD on lesbian herstory and distributing the longest-running lesbian-feminist multicultural arts journal; Sinister Wisdom #107: Black Lesbians—We Are the Revolution editor JP Howard on the issue’s Pat Parker-inspired theme of revolution, with artwork by Akinfe Fatou, Abena Addo and Nye’ Lyn Tho; WIP: (W)omen (I)n (P)ublishing’s quiz and tear-out survey on supporting a community of women in art publishing by Sonel Breslav and Corina Reynolds; introductions to twentysix Women in (Magazine) Publishing, including Elana Schlenker, Florence Gagnon, Alexis Barnett, Mindy Abovitz Monk, Lara Burke, Louise Bannister, Deidre Dyer, Elise By Olsen, The Bettys, Danielle Pender and many more; Mini Kittens Major Problems riso-printed zine insert by Homocats’ J Morrison; GenderFail Archive Project’s recently-published thesis GenderFail: The Queer Ethics of Dissemination by Be Oakley; GenderFail Archive’s selection of publications centered around an expanded queer and feminist experience from Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store; Effects Journal editors Christopher Page and Orlando Reade on giving artists space to share research that often goes unseen in exhibitions; Clementine Keith-Roach’s Organlust, two atlases of breast prostheses inspired by Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas; plus Lakshmi Luthra and Nicolas G. Miller’s Genital Speculation, positing the body as a site of resistance and reforming the erotic by reimagining its parts.

 

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Event Series: Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice

Throughout August of 2018, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and Hauser & Wirth Publishers present Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, a month-long event series exploring the creative processes and ecosystems in the art publishing communities of New York. Bringing together a range of voices and participants, Recto / Verso features local small presses and zine collectives, as well as digital, nonprofit, and institutional publishers. The series was co-curated by Paige Landesberg (Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop Manager) and Kristen Mueller (Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store Buyer & Manager).

Each week of Recto / Verso will center on a pertinent topic within the field of art publishing, beginning with an in-depth look at how art books circulate in creative communities, then shifting focus to activism and zine publishing, artists’ books and artist-run presses, and concluding with digital, institutional, and non-profit publishing.

Events—which take place at both Artbook @MoMA PS1 Bookstore in Long Island City and the Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop in Chelsea—will include panel discussions with notable publishers and artists as well as three hands-on workshops that will give participants the opportunity to learn a variety of bookmaking and binding techniques.

The series will culminate in a publication produced by Hauser & Wirth Publishers that will act both as a record of the series—featuring contributions from each week’s presenters—as well as a reference guide mapping publishing resources in New York. The publication will be launched at the New York Art Book Fair in late September 2018.

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Reading Room
February 23-July 8, 2018

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 W. 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
www.bgc.bard.edu

 

Hours:
Tue, Fri-Sun: 11am-5pm
Wed-Thurs: 11am-8pm

 

The Reading Room at Bard Graduate Center Gallery returns for the second year as a platform to promote engagement with artists’ books, periodicals, and other publications. This year’s collection is curated by Some Other Books, a NY-based publisher of artists’ books and multiples founded by artist Kristen Mueller in 2018. Open during gallery hours, the Reading Room welcomes readers to an open, comfortable, and convivial setting in which to explore the collection of over 200 titles.

 

The Reading Room, inspired by Bard Graduate Center’s two exhibitions, Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles and The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity is divided into two collections: Artists/Textiles— books focused on artists working with textiles in the fields of fine art, fashion, and publishing, and Artists/Books—focused on artists whose work takes the form of the book or zine. Each collection is comprised of a multitude of artists’ books, monographs, catalogues, periodicals, and zines produced in recent years by an international array of publishers and artists, and also includes an extensive range of books for children. The Reading Room aims to introduce the reader to both a wide range of actors working today in the ever-expanding field of art book publishing, and to delve deeper into the work of contemporary textile artists and book-makers.

 

With books by: &: christophe daviet-thery, 2nd Cannons, Bom Dia Books, Colorama, Corraini Edizioni, Edition Patrick Frey, Extra Vitamins, Gloria Glitzer, Hardworking Goodlooking, Hato Press, JRP|Ringier, Kasper Andreasen, Miniature Gardens, Motto Books, New Documents, Nieves, Paraguay Press, Printed Matter, Purgatory Pie Press, Rondade, Sara MacKillop, Small Editions, Space Poetry, Textiellab and many more!

 

Once a month on selected Thursdays, the Reading Room will bring together writers, artists, and performers for a multi-disciplinary reading and talk series at the Bard Graduate Center, from 7 to 9pm, curated by Wendy’s Subway. The Reading Room will also host a series of workshops to be announced soon.

 

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Studio Giancarlo Valle is a creative design agency founded in architecture. They create indelible interiors, objects, and architecture, working across art, fashion, hospitality, and home.

 

Originally designed by Tyler Polich and Hannah Wilentz, Wendy’s Subway Reading Rooms have previously been installed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York); White Columns (New York); NADA New York (with Aeromoto, Mexico City); Brown University, (Providence, RI); and the Carnegie Mellon University School of the Arts (Pittsburgh, PA).

 

Special thanks to Sanjana Iyer, Megan Toye, and all the artists and publishers who kindly donated books to the Reading Room.

 

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Image: Skye Parrott