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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 Hearst, and Professor Sarah Perks. Imagine Otherwise is a collaboration with
Imagine Otherwise

On the Benefits of Friendship

Critic, author, and art historian Isabelle Graw will be in conversation with novelist Constance Debré on the occasion of the recent release of On the Benefits of Friendship, Graw’s diaristic novel on the purposes and struggles of friendship in competitive social milieus. The pair will discuss how their environments, interpersonal relationships, and questioning of normative structures not only impact their work, but also serve as the inspirational cornerstone for their respective writing practices.

After the talk, both authors will sign copies of their recent publications, which will be available for purchase.

Wednesday 4 October, 7pm
Gagosian Shop
Burlington Arcade

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Navigation Beyond Vision

To celebrate the launch of Navigation Beyond Vision, please join Tom Holert and Doreen Mende from the Harun Farocki Institut for a discussion with Brian Kuan Wood at MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival & Fair.

Sunday 24 September, 2pm
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

See MISS READ’s full event calendar here.

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