Symposium: God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

Symposium: God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin @ the Brooklyn Museum, NY, December 9, 2023

A celebration of the publication God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin, edited by acclaimed curator, author, and educator Hilton Als. Artists, writers, and art historians gathered to reflect on Baldwin’s profound legacy through a full afternoon of talks, featuring Stephen Best, Garrett Bradley, Daphne A. Brooks, Thelma Golden, John Keene, Glenn Ligon, Kandis Williams, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Organized and hosted by the Brooklyn Museum, copublisher of the book.


ERIKA VERZUTTI: NEW MOONS Book Launch, November 28, 2023 @ ISLAA, NY

🗓️ Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 6:30 PM ET

📍 ISLAA, 142 Franklin Street, New York 🔗 RSVP here

A special evening to launch Erika Verzutti: New Moons, copublished by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA); the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard); and Dancing Foxes Press in December 2023. Taking an expansive view of the bold and influential practice of Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti, this book surveys work made over the past fifteen years through original scholarship and the artist’s own writings. In Verzutti’s art, moons recur as symbols of renewal and the multiple phases that a person or entity can pass through. Her work presents novel modes of perception by orbiting outside set systems of being—zooming out, in a telescopic sense, to the point where the relations here on Earth can be rethought.

Emerging from a 2023 exhibition at CCS Bard, the publication presents the artist’s writings alongside a selection of her works from the past fifteen years. This event features a reading by Erika Verzutti and presentations by editor Lauren Cornell and curators Ruba Katrib and Bernardo Mosqueira, who contributed to the book. The launch is open to the public and will take place at ISLAA’s new exhibition and program space in New York.

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Karin Higa @ Hammer Museum

Karin Higa: Hidden in Plain Sight @ the Hammer Museum, LA, on November 21, 2022

Karin Higa: Hidden in Plain Sight was coorganized by AAPI Arts Network and Hammer Museum to highlight the legacy of the late curator, writer, and cultural activist Karin Higa. to explore the many legacies of the late curator, organizer, and art historian Karin Higa (1966–2013). Artists and curators Kelly Akashi, Anna Sew Hoy, Karen Ishizuka, Marci Kwon, Sonia Mak, and Mika Yoshitake discuss the reverberations of Higa’s work in the present.

This conversation coincided with the publication of “Hidden in Plain Sight: Selected Writings of Karin Higa,” a substantial illustrated volume surveying her curatorial and scholarly work released in October 2022 by Dancing Foxes Press.

Karin Higa: Hidden in Plain Site @ JANM

Karin Higa: Hidden in Plain Sight @ the Japanese American National Museum, LA, on November 5, 2022

Karin Higa: Hidden in Plain Sight was coorganized by AAPI Arts Network and Japanese American National Museum to highlight the legacy of the late curator, writer, and cultural activist Karin Higa. The program explored and celebrated the intersections of art, community, and organizing in Higa’s work. Among her many accomplishments, Higa was senior curator at JANM from 1992-2006. Her creative, intellectual, and political commitments to Asian American art, the Japanese American experience, the Little Tokyo community, and their deft interweaving with broader contexts, continue to be powerful inspiration for artists, art historians, and many other cultural workers. 

Panelists included Howie Chen, curator and writer who recently edited the book “Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network;” Bruce Yonemoto, an artist who, along with his late brother Norman, worked very closely with Higa on the exhibition “Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Memory, Matter, and Modern Romance;” and Julie Ault, editor of “Hidden in Plain Sight: Selected Writings of Karin Higa.” The panel was introduced by Higa’s niece and recent JANM Getty Marrow Undergraduate intern, Rose Keiko Higa, and moderated by writer, curator, and organizer Ana Iwataki, who worked under Karin Higa as a JANM Getty Marrow Undergraduate intern. 

This conversation coincided with the publication of “Hidden in Plain Sight: Selected Writings of Karin Higa,” a substantial illustrated volume surveying her curatorial and scholarly work released in October 2022 by Dancing Foxes Press.

PPI3, Postscript: Leslie Hewitt in Conversation with Omar Berrada @ 192 Books

Leslie Hewitt: Postscript: Archives, Annotations, and the Unfolding of Time as Image and Agency @ 192 Books, NY on November 15th, 2022

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
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 6:30 pm

PPI 2: Fia Backström and Pradeep Dalal @ Printed Matter

Pounds Per Image #2: Photography in the Sensorium: Fia Backström and Pradeep Dalal in conversation with Shannon Ebner and Sara Greenberger Rafferty @ Printed Matter virtual Art Book Fair

Launch event for the second publication in the series Pounds Per Image, edited by Shannon Ebner, who joined Sara Greenberger Rafferty and the artists Fia Backström and Pradeep Dalal in a conversation about their new dialogical essay, “Photography in the Sensorium.”

Nick Mauss: Transmissions @ NYPL

Transmissions: Nick Mauss in conversation with Hilton Als, Emily Coates, and Marci Kwon @ The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

On the occasion of the publication of Nick Mauss’s Transmissions, based on his exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Mauss is joined by author, critic, and curator Hilton Als; dancer, choreographer, and writer Emily Coates; and art historian Marci Kwon to discuss Transmissions, and the construction of histories through processes of writing, performance, and exhibition making.