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MATERIAL Issue Three

After three years, MATERIAL is back with issue three of the magazine.

MATERIAL is a journal of writing by visual artists, a platform for divergent opinions, uses, and appropriations of language. Published in Los Angeles, and co-edited by artists Kim Schoen and Ginny Cook, Issue 3 features artists Farrah Karapetian, Paul Zelevansky, Renee Petropolous, Nate Harrison, James Welling, Natalie Häusler, Harold Abramowitz, Shana Lutker, Stephanie Taylor, Alice Könitz, Frank Chang, and Emily Mast’s English translation of Édouard Levé’s Œuvres. 

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Links of Interest

‘Links of Interest’ is a new post I will be making periodically (haha). The following links will no doubt interest fans of this blog, and will relate to magazines, serial publications, artists’ books, print culture, libraries, reading, etc. Check these links out:

– Errol Morris writes a fascinating NY Times Opinionator article on the importance of font

‘International Art English’ published by Triple Canopy examines the language of art-world press releases

with links to


The Digital Dada Library Collection hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries is a great online resource

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Holiday Fun

This weekend La Superette pops up again for two fun filled days of holiday shopping, music, and art!  La Superette will open this Friday December 4th for musical performances (no shopping) and will continue on Saturday December 5th from noon-8pm and Sunday December 6th from noon-6pm at 210 Front St. New York, NY 10038 in the South Street Seaport.  It looks like two art mag / art zines will be sold this year: Threads and How to Stay Warm in the Winter.  Secret Project Robot will have an art installation in the space and I will be selling goods from Edible Winter: Snowballs, Walnuts, Icicles, Coal, and Pine Cones next to some rad new friends from Supercore who will be selling chili and cider.  So stop by for some artist made presents, great music, and delicious food this weekend!

The annual Giftland gift sale at Printed Matter begins this weekend.  Originally conceived in the 1980s by CoLab/Collaborative Projects,  this years event will be curated by Denise Kumpferschmidt and Joshua Smith of Apartment Show.  You can shop for goods beginning this Friday December 4th through December 24th.  The Holiday Party is on Saturday December 19th from 5-7pm.  Check the Printed Matter website for a list of participating artists.

Saturday, December 5th, 12pm-8pm
Sunday, December 6th, 12pm-6pm
At 210 Front Street, corner of Front St. and Beekman St. in Manhattan, in the South Street Seaport.
Special performance kick-off night (no shopping) on Friday December 4 th, 9pm-midnight
— La Superette 2009 will transform a space at 210 Front Street for three days, creating a temporary
store that will present a huge selection of artist-made multiples from around the country. Now in it’s 11th year,
La Superette is one of the few crafty events with a non-commercial goal: to support and distribute the works of
independent artists and designers. The variety of items include hacked clothes, assemblage accessories,
housewares, artists books and CDs. Emerging once a year, just in time for holiday shopping, La Superette offers
the most unique and affordable shopping experience for hundreds of shoppers year after year. This year, more
than ever, is a time to celebrate the craftiest and be a part of an event that represents the true spirit of New York
City. La Superette 2009 includes live performances by Arpège (Nick Hallett and Ray Sweeten), Anwar Pruitt,
Maria Chavez, Carrie Dashow, Pixel Form, Todd Bailey, NAUM f/ Antoine Catala, David Linton, and David
Galbraith. La Superette 2009 will also feature Rainbow Cloud City (an art installation created by the
collaboration HappyFun, Erik Z., and Rachel Nelson), Edible Winter Snowballs, Coal, Icicles, Pine Cones, and
Warm Drinks by Rachael Morrison, and a free ScrapCycle gift-wrapping station by Analogous Projects.
This year’s participating artists include: Ann LePore, Amanda Mayoff, Ben Fino-Radin, Carrie Dashow, Secret
School and the K.I.D.S., Cindy Yoon, Daphne Bernard, A Rarer Borealis, Daina Platais Ortiz, unxyloid, Hadas
Hinkis, deChow, Jennifer Sullivan, kaboom!press, Kimm Alfonso, Katherine Tali Hinkis, Chiu, RingMan,
Canine Orthodontia, Lilah Freedland, LoVid, Loren Siems, Melissa Barrett, Michelle Rosenberg, Molly
Dilworth, Madeleine Fix, Miss Chief, Neg-Fi, Mustache Sisters, Nathaniel Kassel, Peter Jacobson, Raquel
Hecker, Steven Anglin, Samantha Merritt, sallykismet, Sanjay, Susie Reiss, teamtichenor, heartfast
La Superette History
La Superette was founded in 1998 by two students at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. The immediate huge success of the
event carried La Superette all the way to NYC, where it has been an institution since 2001! La Superette has been hosted by
many galleries and organizations in NYC.
2002: La Superette debuts its NY days at free103point9 Brooklyn
2003: Despite a big snowstorm, La Superette attracts 500 shoppers at a two-weekend event at Deitch Projects and Participant Inc.
2004: Art and pop stars attend La Superette at the Tank – they wait in line like everyone else
2005: La Superette expands the shopping days to include a long list of live performances at Exit Art
2006: La Superette spreads out and collaborates with Eyebeam on a day of shopping, music, and workshops
2007: La Superette celebrates three weeks of music, video, and sales at Chashama
2008: La Superette infiltrated South Street Seaport in collaboration with LMCC
2009: La Superette returns to South Street Seaport in collaboration with General Growth Properties and LMCC
About Ignivomous
Ignivomous is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that presents, nurtures, and develops new genres, art forms, mediums and extremes
of expression. Ignivomous focuses on five main areas for promotion and distribution:
(1) production of live events and exhibitions
(2) production and distribution of media objects
(3) creation and fostering of web-based projects
(4) establishment of an electronic tools resource base for use by artists
(5) aesthetic and technical education programs.
About Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
For 35 years, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has been the leading arts presenter, advocate, and service provider to artists and
arts groups throughout Lower Manhattan. LMCC was founded by David Rockefeller and other business and civic leaders in 1973 and
was housed in the World Trader Center until 9/11. The Council, which was created shortly after the Twin Towers were built, was
established to humanize the architecture of the World Trade Center Plaza.
LMCC grew as downtown grew and today is Manhattan’s largest and farthest-reaching arts council, bringing diverse cultural experiences
to new audiences in unexpected ways and serving as a gateway to culture, information, and resources across the entire borough.
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