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Contemporary Art Magazines: A Critical Reading at The Public School NY


Contemporary Art Magazines: A Critical Reading

A new reading group with Orit Gat and Clara Halpern

First Session: Monday, December 2, 2013

The Public School NY – 155 Freeman St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

“This class is conceived as a reading group which will focus on a single issue of an art magazine at every meeting. A sense of continuation will not be based on reading the same magazine, but rather, on asking similar questions across the board of publishing. Such questions can range from the mundane (Why is this being published right now? Is the writing worthwhile? What is the editorial line like, if one seems to exist?) to the expansive (What makes for a real contribution in art publishing? What is the role of criticism in contemporary art?). The goal is to generate a conversation that would discuss both the contemporary art scene and the practice of publishing and writing about art. Similarly, the choice of magazines can and should vary from the obvious—artforum, frieze, etc.—to the specific, like Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Paper Monument, or Manifesta Journal.”

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Paper Monument Holiday Party

Paper Monument
rings in the holidays 

When: Wednesday, November 28, 7 – 9 pm
Where: P! , 334 Broome St, New York

Please join us for a special Paper Monument party on November 28. We’re looking forward to

With your holiday gift needs in mind, we’re offering eminently stocking-stuffable items in affordable bundles. Please join us for mulled wine, conversation, and cheer! Hope to see you here.

Paper Monument is a print journal of contemporary art published in association with n+1and designed by Project Projects. Paper Monument relies on the support of our readers. We also receive financial support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

P! is a new multidisciplinary exhibition space located in New York’s Chinatown. Founded by Prem Krishnamurthy, P! extends the curatorial, editorial, and publishing work of Project Projects and proposes an experimental space of display in which the radical possibilities of disparate disciplines, historical periods, and modes of production rub elbows.

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Esopus Moving Sale Tomorrow!

From Esopus:

As most of you already know, we will be moving out of Esopus Space in just a few weeks. While packing up the office, we’ve found quite a few magazines that didn’t pass the (ridiculously stringent) vetting process we employ before sending copies out to readers. These issues might be missing an insert or simply may have a scuffed cover or an ink smudge on one of their inside pages.

If you happen to be in New York tomorrow (Tuesday, June 26th) between 2pm and 8pm, we’ll be offering these issues (Esopus 8, 9, and 11 to 18) at 50% off their cover price,along with a sampling of other Esopus ephemera, from bookmarks to postcards, for free. Please note that these will only be available tomorrow to people stopping by in person to the space. (Sorry, non–New Yorkers, but maybe you can call in a favor from friends in NYC…?)  DIRECTIONS TO ESOPUS SPACE

In the meantime, please make note of our new contact information:

Esopus Foundation Ltd.
41 Schermerhorn Street, #143
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone (toll-free): 855-237-6787 [2-ESOPUS]

We’ll be in touch soon with an announcement about the contemporary artist’s project we’ll be sending subscribers in the fall, as well as with information about a series of fall events we’ll be organizing related to Esopus 18.

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Here: a one day creative symposium curated by It’s Nice That

If you are in London in September!…

We’ve got some very tasty new announcements for Here, our one-day, fast-paced festival of creativity. We are very pleased to announce that Andy Stevens of legendary graphic design studio Graphic Thought Facility will deliver some design words of wisdom, followed by insights from in-demand, multi-faceted illustrator Quentin Jones, and talented brothers Job (Letman) and Roel Wouters will take to the stage to present an exciting exploration of their combined talents: from striking typography to interactive design, film and ideas generation. Adding to the mix of inspirational talks, expect some experimental antics from the one and only Bompas & Parr.

Here is taking place this September in London’s Royal Geographical Society. The top-notch programme also includes fashion luminary Sir Paul Smith, the highly-acclaimedfrieze magazine art director Sonya DyakovaEike König (Hort), Dreams of a Lifedirector Carol Morley, Studio AKA’s BAFTA-winning animator Grant Orchard plus many more.

Featuring a diverse range of disciplines, from fashion designers to film directors, and from culinary masterminds to inspirational photographers, the day will be jam-packed, exciting and unique. We’re also incorporating a selection of live elements and creative experiments into the programme to ensure that it’s set apart from other design conferences and is the most spectacular It’s Nice That event to date!

Discounted earlybird tickets are available for a limited time only! Full price tickets will go on sale soon.

If you are a student or a recent graduate we are happy to offer you educational discounts (full day tickets for £45) of over 50%. Please email event@itsnicethat.com for the discount code.

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Paper Monument at PS1

This weekend, on Sunday April 22, at 3pm, Paper Monument presents a launch party for their latest publication Draw it With Your Eyes Closed: the art of the assignment.  The press release says, “There will be readings in the courtyard by Christine Hill, Jeremy Sigler, and Mira Schor, accompanied by drinks and followed by dancing. Plus, we’ll have some assignments for you.”

Paper Monument will also be at Frieze Art Fair NY, which runs from May 4-7.

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Making Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing

I am excited to announce that ‘Making Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing,’ is on it’s way! (You can pre-order on Amazon.)  The NY Times featured an article about author Leonard Koren in the Home & Garden section about a year ago, and you can also read my post ‘Making a Splash‘ on the NYARC blog to learn more about Wet. Here is the press release for the new publication:

WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing was one of the seminal avant-garde publications of the 1970s and early 1980s. It had a quirky, prescient editorial sensibility and was a paradigm-shifting venue for graphic design experimentation. WET was a precursor to, and exemplar for, later publications such as Beach CultureRay Gun, and the like. Talents such as Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and others published their first work here. This book tells the story of the making of WET from its early formation in the Venice Beach creative milieu to its emergence on the international pop-culture scene. This book includes an extended commentary on the process of making WET, along with images and reprints from the magazine. No mere retrospective, this book offers instructive advice for anyone embarking on a journey of artistic entrepreneurship.

Leonard Koren trained as an artist and architect. He was the founder and publisher of WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing. Koren writes and consults about design- and aesthetic-related issues. Among his previous books are Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophersand Which “Aesthetics” Do You Mean? Ten Definitions.”

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