Gallery W (2nd Floor)
A curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs, with continuous enrollment for all fair-goers throughout the weekend. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Matt Wolf, I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard
Joe Brainard (1941–1994) was an artist and writer whose evocations of memory and desire perhaps found their greatest expression in his memoir-poem I Remember. Filmmaker Matt Wolf returns to the text in his film I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard. This archival montage
combines audio recordings of Brainard reading from the poem, as well as an interview with his lifelong friend and collaborator, the poet Ron Padgett. The result is an inventive biography of Joe Brainard, and an elliptical dialog about friendship, nostalgia, and the strange wonders of memory. 24 mins, 2012.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Creeps Human Binding Machine
Creeps is an annual publication featuring diverse facets of visual art, writing, and interactive fold-outs from a large and unique collective of artists unified through self-publishing. Creeps will present the third installment of their magazine in an unbound form providing performative
insight into the process of publishing through live assembly, binding, and finishing. Presented by Ed. Varie.
Weekday no. 3 Launch
On occasion of the launch of the third issue of Weekday, Publication Studio’s occasional journal of new writing, editors Megan Stockton and Patricia No will discuss the past, present, and future of Weekday and the place of the literary journal in contemporary writing and publishing. They will be joined by New York-based Weekday authors to read from their work.
Acclaimed graphic designer and Werkplaats Typografie founder Karel Martens will discuss his half-century of printed experimentation in an intimate conversation with David Senior, Prem Krishnamurthy, and other guests.
Album issue 7, presented by Eline Mugaas
In celebration of Album issue 7, the “Universe” issue, the Oslo-based artist Eline Mugaas will present a slideshow of collected images and distribute a new poster available free to visitors.
Swill Children, Sk Sk
A CD that skips is like a bleeding machine; it is a crossover-aberration, it is the conversion of physical defacement into binary code. Sk Sk is thereperformance of a skipping CD through both acoustic and electronicinstruments. Composed and performed by Jesse Hlebo, Hisham AkiraBharoocha, Kid Millions, and others.
SATURDAY , SEPTEMBER 29
Why Don’t Artbooks Rate Review?
The dearth of public commentary on photo—and art books and the scant attention paid to art writing can be disheartening. There’s a “Best American Writing on Mathematics” series but none for art? These two blind spots in mainstream cultural commentary are the topics under discussion on this panel. Moderated by Lesley A. Martin, publisher of the recently launched journal, The PhotoBook Review from Aperture, who will be joined by Sharon Gallagher, President and Publisher of ARTBOOK | D.A.P. and additional guests. Presented by Aperture.
On DIY Publishing and Exhibiting
Gee Vaucher and Johan Kugelberg will discuss DIY publishing, Exitstencil Press, Boo-Hooray, and their recent books Crass Art and Other Pre Postmodernist Monsters: 1961–1997 and Punk: An Aesthetic. Presented by Boo-Hooray.
El Instrumento y Su Obra: Luis Camnitzer in conversation Kristina Lee Podesva
A discussion of the discursive gaps between conceptualism and Conceptual Art as well as institutional critique and artistic self determination, among others. Presented by Fillip in conjunction with the launch of their seventeenth issue and the publication Institutions by Artists: Volume 1.3:00–3:45 pm
Diane Borsato, Terrestrial/Celestial
Collaborating with a varied cast of characters—beekeepers, mycologists, astronomers, physicists, bees, cats, snowballs, tango dancers, passersby, plants, curators, hotel porters—Canadian artist Diane Borsato creates social practices and interventions that propose eccentric models for relating to one another and to the world. Presented in conjunction with the launch of Borsato’s monograph, published by the AGYU.
Marco Poloni, Stringer Theory, or: On Waves, Surfers and other Mutants
A lecture on surfing by Italian and Swiss artist Marco Poloni. The presentation will span the aesthetics and theory of waves, the historical, technological and performative aspects of surfing, and the sport’s relationship to language. Presented by Kodoji Press.
Petra Cortright, HELL_TREE: a reading
Cortright will read from her new e-book HELL_TREE accompanied by video projections created specifically for the reading. A short conversation between Cortright and Badlands Unlimited publisher Paul Chan will follow.
A Cappella: A Program of Readings
Five emerging and established literary figures will read short selections of prose. Organized by Conrad Ventur, presented by Useless Magazine.8:00–8:45 pm
Anouk Kruithof, Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility
The video documents Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof’s installation of roughly 3,500 found Eastern European books written under communism, which have been exhibited throughout Europe since 2009. The books were used to construct a wall, with their colours and sizes determining its rhythm.
Reuben Lorch-Miller, The Human Dam Using the cult classic A Bucket of Blood as hit catalyst, Lorch-Miller embodies the protagonist Walter Paisley and performs an exorcism of sorts, freeing Walter from art, guilt, and desire. This event also marks the release of a flip-book by Lorch-Miller of the first Human Dam performance, which took place in Oakland in 2010. Presented by Land and Sea.
SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 30
Tom McCarthy and Simon Critchley
In celebration of the International Necronautical Society’s newly released collection of texts published by Sternberg Press, The Mattering of Matter: Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society, General Secretary Tom McCarthy and Chief Philosopher Simon Critchley will read a short declaration. Presented by Sternberg Press.
Alexis Zavialoff and Erik van der Weijde An illustrated conversation between Zavialoff and van der Weijde on printing, publishing, distribution, and animals. Presented by Motto.
Commerce by Artists
Commerce by Artists documents a sweeping range of artists’ projects that seek to engage, rather than merely represent, the commercial world of which they are a part. This conversation with the books’ contributors includes Mendi + Keith Obadike and Rainer Ganahl, who will focus on the translation that takes place when an entity moves from “here” to “there.” Moderated by Cheyanne Turions. Presented by Art Metropole.
Sometimes you can’t be there, so it’s good to know what happened. Sometimes you’re there and still want to know. Jeanine Oleson talks with Johanna Burton about Oelsen’s two new artist’s publications related to her performance works.
Emma Hedditch and Isla Leaver-Yap, The Obscure Woman
Emma Hedditch and Isla Leaver-Yap discuss 1970s film journals Camera Obscura and Frauen und Film. Mapping the push-pull of feminism’s recognition of, and distancing from, the dominant visual codes of the period, the speakers contextualise the journals’ approaches to the practical and theoretical aspirations of feminism.
Sex Magazine with David Senior and Philip Aarons
Sex Magazine contributors Alex Damianos and Analisa Teachworth will interview David Senior, bibliographer of the MoMA Library and organizer of the Classroom, and Philip Aarons, artists’ books collector and chairman of the board at Printed Matter.