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Imagine Otherwise is an anthology of books on queer, non-binary, or female-identifying artists who have produced a substantial body of work but may have no publication concerning their art or life in print at the time of commissioning. The series—a living archive and a modular score emphasizes the concept of "female worlding" at its center, presenting books that serve as field guides into artistic lives that remain unexplored or inaccessible. The overall proposition, to “imagine” a world “otherwise,” stems from the desire to find a different way of looking, writing, and reading about art. To consciously create a form of publishing that allows art to be examined unreservedly, unburdened of the limits imposed by any perceived “dominant hand” of hegemony. Imagine if every book on art was authored or narrated via the distinct contours of the artist’s work and/or biography—the writer and artist guiding the reader through a personal lens, in their distinct voice, rarely conforming to a singular style. Each book in the series is conceived as an exploratory document and collaborative composition. Together, author and artist, dead or alive, propose acts of worldbuilding—fulfilling a dream to explode the sanctioned modes through which art is experienced in the collective imagination. (Commissioning Editors: Dr. Omar Kholeif and Caroline Schneider. Series Editor: Dr. Omar Kholeif. Editorial Advisory Group: Skye Arundhati-Thomas, Zoe Butt, Carla Chammas, Alison Hearts, and Professor Sarah Perks. Imagine Otherwise is a collaboration with
Imagine Otherwise
Book Launch & Panel Discussion – London

Shona Illingworth: Topologies of Air

Informed by Illingworth’s investigations into individual and societal amnesia, Shona Illingworth: Topologies of Air (2022) examines the devastating impact of military, industrial and corporate transformations of airspace and outer space.

For the UK launch event, Shona will be joined for a moderated discussion by the volume’s editor Anthony Downey, Conor Gearty KC (Hon), Nick Grief, Andrew Hoskins, Matt Lee and Catherine Loveday.

Friday 10 February, 4pm
Imperial War Museum

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Virtual Event

Ina Blom in Conversation

Ina Blom will discuss Houses to Die In with Matthew Jesse Jackson, who teaches in the departments of visual arts and art history at the University of Chicago.

This event is virtual and hosted by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago.

Friday 20 January, 5pm Central Time

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Book Launch – NEW YORK

Tyler Coburn: Solitary

Join artist and writer Tyler Coburn for a performative presentation of his latest book, Solitary.

The talk will be engaged by art historian, curator, and educator Patricia Eunji Kim, PhD.

Copies of Solitary will be available for purchase during the event.

Thursday 8 December, 7pm
Canal Projects
New York


Artistic Ecologies

Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses and Tools explores ways in which artists and institutions are navigating contemporary conditions generating new practices, tools and artistic ecosystems.

In a moderated conversation at the Rijksakademie, the book’s editors—Pablo Martinez, Ana Dević and Emily Pethick—will expand upon the themes addressed in the book.

Thursday 24 November, 5 – 6pm

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Event – New York

Denise Ferreira da Silva in Conversation

Join NYU’s Department of Performance Studies in celebration of Denise Ferreira da Silva’s new book, Unpayable Debt.

Friday 18 November, 3 – 5pm
Richard Schechner Studio
New York

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Book Launch – Glasgow

Tyler Coburn: Solitary

Solitary is an experiment in site-specific writing, produced at a wellness center in South Korea designed as a mock prison. To make the book, artist Tyler Coburn commissioned nine contributors to spend time in ‘solitary confinement’ at the center, where they produced texts using the materials on hand.

For this event, Tyler will give a talk about the project, touching on the site and its unique relationship to wellness, incarceration, sensory deprivation, and solitude.

Saturday 5 November
Good Press

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Sonia Balassanian

To coincide with the launch of Sonia Balassanian by Omar Kholeif, Cromwell Place will host a panel discussion with Balassanian, Kholeif and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Tuesday 11 October, 5 – 6pm
Cromwell Place

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From October 12 – 16, the Pavilion Gallery at Cromwell Place will present the exhibition Sonia Balassanian: Five Decades in the Making. 

Book Launch – New York

Ina Blom: Houses to Die In

Please join Ina Blom in conversation with Andrew Uroskie to celebrate the release of Blom’s new essay collection Houses to Die In and Other Essays on Art

Thursday 13 October, 6:30pm
Greene Naftali
New York

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Book Launch – London

A programme dedicated to Danièle Huillet

Tell It to the Stones: Encounters with the Films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub will be launched at the Goethe-Institut London as part of a programme dedicated to Danièle Huillet.

Curated by Annett Busch—who edited the book alongside Tobias Hering—the programme will present screenings of Straub & Huillets’s films alongside the book launch and readings.

Saturday 8 October, 2pm

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