Leslie Hewitt: Postscript: Archives, Annotations, and the Unfolding of Time as Image and Agency

Leslie Hewitt: Postscript: Archives, Annotations, and the Unfolding of Time as Image and Agency @ 192 Books, NY on November 15th

In PPI#3, Hewitt attempts to come to terms with both the teaching and the unlearning of photographs through an examination of reportage photography, portraiture, and conceptual art. Through a staging of and search for mediated sites of resistance, this process expands on how a public might collectively reconcile grief and images of trauma. In an effort to redress these issues through public dialogue, Hewitt organized two pivotal conversations over the course of 2020, one with artist, author, and scholar Deborah Willis; and the other with author, curator, filmmaker, and theorist of photography and visual culture Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. By presenting a range of conceptual and historical strategies over the course of the issue, Hewitt finds ways to address images, moving with agency to reclaim power in spaces that attempt to arbitrate critique and exhibit care for the lives of people and the afterlives of their images.

LESLIE HEWITT is an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York. Her work, which utilizes photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations to address the mechanisms behind the construction of meaning and memory and to contend with shifting notions of space and time, has been shown internationally at such venues as Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Menil Collection, Houston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario; and Sculpture Center, New York. She has held residencies at the American Academy, Berlin; Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Project Row Houses, Houston; the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others.

OMAR BERRADA is a writer and curator whose work focuses on the politics of translation and intergenerational transmission. He is the author of the poetry collection Clonal Hum (2020) and the editor or co-editor of several books, including Album: Cinémathèque de Tanger, about film in Tangier and Tangier on film (2012); The Africans, on racial dynamics in North Africa (2016); and La Septième Porte, a posthumously published history of Moroccan cinema by Ahmed Bouanani (2020). Berrada’s writing was included in numerous exhibition catalogs, magazines and anthologies, including Frieze, Bidoun, Asymptote, The University of California Book of North African Literature, and Poetic Justice: An Anthology of Contemporary Moroccan Poetry. Currently living in New York, he teaches at The Cooper Union where he and Leslie Hewitt co-organize the IDS Lecture Series.

“Postscript: Archives, Annotations, and the Unfolding of Time as Image and Agency” is the third issue in the series Pounds Per Image, a collaboration with Pratt Photography Imprint, a serial experiment in pedagogy through the activities of publishing.


Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair

We are excited to participate in the beloved Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair, scheduled to take place October 13-16, 2022, at 548 W 22nd Street, the historic location of Printed Matter’s very first NYABF.

We look forward to presenting our latest as well as backlist titles and have opportunities for in-person conversations and exchanges and invaluable feedback on our titles.


Small Press Flea Art Book Fair

Small Press Flea (SPF) makes its return to the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza for another beautiful August day with your favorite local publishers and magazines.

Vendor List:

3 Hole Press, 53rd State Press, A Public Space, The Baffler, Belladonna*, Birds, LLC, Black Sun Lit / Vestiges, BOMB, Common Notions, Dancing Foxes, DoubleCross Press, Hanging Loose, House of SpeakEasy, Inpatient Press, Irrelevant Press, McPherson & Company, n+1, Nightboat, OR Books, Pioneer Works, Poets & Traitors Press, Radix Media, Restless Books, Secret Riso Club, Seven Stories Press, Small Editions, Song Cave, The Quarterless Review, Ugly Duckling Presse, Verso Books, Wave Books, Wendy’s Subway, Wonder, Zone Books

SPF is co-presented by BOMB Magazine and Brooklyn Public Library – BPL Presents


Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema Launch @ Light Industry

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema Launch Event on March 29th, 2022, 7 pm @ Light Industry

A launch event for Rosa Barba’s Printed Cinema, a collection of publications that the artist has, since 2004, printed alongside her film projects, creating a supplementary literature, sourced from film stills, text, and photographs and including research material and unused filmic fragments. Rosa Barba will join Thomas Beard and Ed Halter from Light Industry to discuss Printed Cinema alongside a screening of selections from related films.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7 pm
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
FREE
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 6:30 pm


Duets 8: William Olander—Julie Ault & David Deitcher in Conversation

Edited by Barbara Schroeder, Karen Kelly, and Kyle Croft. Published by Visual AIDS, New York, in 2021


Duets 7: Frederick Weston & Samuel R. Delaney in Conversation

Edited by Barbara Schroeder, Karen Kelly, and Kyle Croft. Published by Visual AIDS, New York, in 2021


Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema

Archival Box Set Edition with 22 issues published since 2004, includes subscription for future volumes

Edition of 200 plus AP. Signed and numbered
Release date: September 2021
$700

Please contact us if interested.

German Italian artist Rosa Barba has, since 2004, regularly published Printed Cinema, a kind of readable and portable film, to express and dismantle the cinematic organism. The series, which won the 2006 Artist Book Award at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, is printed alongside Barba’s film projects, creating a supplementary literature, sourced from film stills, text, and photographs and including research material and unused filmic fragments. Each issue is published on the occasion of an exhibition, where it is distributed for free for the limited time of the show.

Addressing key tendencies in Barba’s work, questioning how we occupy space by investigating crisis through an unusual treatment of time and language, the issues are intended not as companions to Barba’s installations but rather as extended and free-form experiments in word and image that can be encountered alongside cinematic experiences or stand on their own. The filmic projection is translated onto paper and confronted with its conditions—its materiality and temporality—reshaping the text and image fragments from the moving image into stillness. The shift in medium from projection to print emphasizes the difference of such experiences of image and text, exposing their relationships, overlaps, and hierarchies. Alongside Barba’s film installations, sculptures, and text-based wall works, these publications further her inquiries into the ambiguous nature of reality, memory, and landscape while probing the precarious relationships between historical record, personal anecdote, and fictional narrative. The publication series records Barba’s continuous critical engagement with the material and sociopolitical conditions of the cinematic apparatus in a contemporary environment dominated by visual information. By means of translation, layering, and fragmentation, the publications reveal structuring principles of how visual information and the moving image specifically become a means of knowledge production, organizing the social and geographical dimensions of the spaces we inhabit. Drawing on a conception of space and language that is equally shaped by cultural, scientific, geological, and geographical transformations, Printed Cinema expands those dimensions that project the possibility of activating a collective subconscious—an artistic method to release and reach into the oscillating environments of the works they accompany. Based on actual, present phenomena—contested places and precarious social transformations, such as those in Peru or at the border zone of Cyprus and Turkey—the series reflects and documents recurring themes in Barba’s artistic research and methodology in order to open doors into new and unpredictable spaces.

The artist explains, “The publication project Printed Cinema continues my audiovisual work as a personal reflection on the essence of the cinematographic: images are merely articulated in the space in between images. Gaps, ellipses, dialectics between images—essentially modernist notions—are essential in that respect. In Printed Cinema, this is expressed in the editing principle, as well as in the oppositions between film and printing, between text and image. The specific distribution method, of course, extends the project into a wide range of cultural and social contexts. In this way, Printed Cinema challenges the outer edges of the artist’s book. Mechanisms proper to the film medium find their translation in a different context.”

This collection brings all issues of Printed Cinema together in a handsome archival and expandable case. The purchase of the edition comes with an ongoing subscription to future issues. (The first ten issues were published in 2008 as a box set by the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig and quickly sold out.)


Jeanine Oleson: Conduct Matters

Jeanine Oleson, Conduct Matters, 2020

Poster on 100 lb. French paper, 12 x 18 inches with two folds
Available with or without metallic accents $65, including the book
Produced with 10 Grand Press

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Patty Chang: List of Invocations

Patty Chang: List of Invocations

Patty Chang: List of Invocations

Patty Chang, List of Invocations, 2017

Letterpress
Image Size: 17 ½ x 12 inches
Paper Size: 17 ½ x 12 inches
Edition of 50
Published by 10 Grand Press

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Leidy Churchman: Emergency

Leidy Churchman: Emergency

Leidy Churchman: Emergency

Leidy Churchman: Emergency

From the series Emergency, 2013
Monotype with silkscreen
Image Size: 15 ¾ x 20 inches
Paper Size: 22 ¼ x 26 ½ inches
Series of 6
Printed by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn

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