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

PPI 2 @ 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.”

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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.

Moyra Davey: I Confess @ Printed Matter

I Confess: Moyra Davey in conversation with Pradeep Dalal, Dalie Giroux, and Cason Sharpe @ Printed Matter

Artist Pradeep Dalal moderates a conversation between Moyra Davey, Canadian writer Cason Sharpe, and political theorist Dalie Giroux about Davey’s latest book, I Confess. Hosted by Printed Matter.

Moyra Davey reads from "I Confess"

Moyra Davey reads from her book I Confess

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Julia Christensen: Upgrade Available @ Fulcrum

Upgrade Available: Julia Christensen in conversation with Tom Hall and Laetitia Sonami

Conversation between Fulcrum Arts’s AxS Incubator Resident Julia Christensen and programmer Tom Hall, moderated by artist, researcher, and educator Laetitia Sonami. The three artists—united in their investigations into sonic translation—discuss what it means to engage the physical world in electronic music and art, with particular attention to Christensen’s Tree of Life project in the context of concerns she explored in her book Upgrade Available.

Jeanine Oleson: Conduct Matters @ The Kitchen

Conduct Matters: Twitch Performance by Jeanine Oleson with performers Beth Griffith, Lisa Reynolds, and Diwa Tamrong

Jeanine Oleson’s 2020 Kitchen Broadcast was timed with the release of the book Conduct Matters. For her presentation for Kitchen Broadcast, Oleson and ongoing collaborators and performers Beth Griffith, Lisa Reynolds, and Diwa Tamrong use the space of the screen to reexamine language and ideas about subject and alienation, working to find ways the screen might be an embodied site for performance. Conduct Matters presents Oleson’s ongoing, sharply absurdist response to research on the ways copper is produced and used in 21st-century capitalism. By exploring conduction as a material, political, musical, and ethical phenomenon in collaboration with an ensemble cast (Beth Griffith, Lisa Reynolds, and Diwa Tamrong, alongside Oleson) who take the production cycle of copper as the ground to examine communication, technology, and the sensory, Oleson tackles issues of labor, the environment, craft, and performance with humor, pathos, and intellectual rigor.

Jeanine Oleson is an interdisciplinary artist working with images, materiality and language, which she forms into complex and humorous objects, images, videos, and performances. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rutgers University, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Oleson has exhibited and performed at various national and international venues. She published two books about performance projects in 2012, “What?” and “The Greater New York Smudge Cleanse.” She is also a lead collaborator since 2013 on a participatory project, “Photo Requests from Solitary” that provides images to people held in solitary confinement and supports advocacy efforts to end the practice in US prisons. Oleson teaches at Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Kitchen Broadcast is a livestream performance series launched in spring 2020, featuring artists from The Kitchen community on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm EDT. For more information about the series, visit The Kitchen online.

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