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Panel Discussion & Exhibition

At Cromwell Place, London

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, October 11
5 – 6 pm
Cromwell Place
London, SW7 2JE

Book your free ticket here.

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


Ina Blom in Conversation

At Greene Naftali, New York

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, October 13
6:30 pm
Greene Naftali
8th Floor
508 West 26th Street
New York

This program is free and open to the public.

Please follow the link for further information.

Book Launch

A programme dedicated to Danièle Huillet

At the Goethe-Institut London

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.

From 2pm, Saturday, October 8.

Book tickets here.

Book Review

Valerie Solanas

Up Your Ass

Wendy Vogel reviews Valerie Solanas’s rarely published, legendary play, Up Your Ass, in Artforum.

“There’s been a mistaken conflation between Solanas’s life and art: Up Your Ass as a forgotten dry run of the SCUM Manifesto, SCUM as a manual for deadly violence against men, and Solanas’s attack on Warhol. Like all events involving Valerie Solanas, the reality is more complicated.”

Read the full review here.

Image credit: Valerie Solanas in the Village Voice newsroom, 1967. Photo: Fred W. McDarrah/MUUS Collection via Getty Images.

Book Launch at Manifesta 14

Diamela Eltit

Custody of the Eyes

Part of Manifesta 14 in Prishtina Kosovo, Leah Whitman-Salkin, editor of Custody of the Eyes, and the artist and writer Anna Zett will share their texts and host a structured dialogue in this dual book launch.

Writing, storytelling, addressing: in the face of repressive authority these are sometimes our only tools for self-defense and autonomy. Letter writing in particular—as protest, as processing—gives form to a struggle for agency. It’s an address, even if there is no chance for a reply; even if the letter is never delivered.

In Anna Zett’s book Artificial Gut Feeling (Divided, 2019; reprinted 2022), the I writes to her former kindergarten teacher; in Diamela Eltit’s Custody of the Eyes (Sternberg Press, 2022), Mama writes to you. Both texts originate in political dictatorships; both address the sphere of intimate care; both are feminist accounts of survival.

Saturday, August 6, 2022
4:00–6:30 p.m.

Centre for Narrative Practice

Str. “UÇK”, nr. 110, Prishtina

More info here.

Berlin book launch and reading

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Unpayable Debt

As part of the program Future Perfect at SAVVY Contemporary, Denise Ferreira da Silva will present a poethical reading from her latest book, Unpayable Debt.

Saturday, June 25, 2022
6:30–10:00 p.m.

SAVVY Contemporary
Reinickendorfer Str. 17
13347 Berlin

More info here.

Please join us as well for the book launch and conversation between Denise Ferreira da Silva and Sergio Costa, Jeanette Ehrmann, Liesbeth Schoonheim, Abibi Stewart, and Vanessa Eileen Thompson.

Thursday, June 30, 2022
2:15–3:45 p.m.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin

More info here.


Book Review

Diamela Eltit

Custody of the Eyes

In the current edition of Art Agenda’s series “Rearviews,” Olivia Casa writes about the forgotten history behind Diamela Eltit’s Custody of the Eyes.

“The reissue of Eltit’s 1994 novel Los vigilantes, published in English as Custody of the Eyes, offers an opportunity to consider the relevance of the Escena de Avanzada to contemporary debates about art’s discursive strategies under repression. An epistolary novel narrated through a series of desperate letters dispatched by “Mama,” or Margarita, from a dystopian, authoritarian city, it leads us through a series of increasingly sinister events in which citizens are turned against one another and the unhoused are left to die on the streets.”

Read the full review here.

Image credit: CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte: Raúl Zurita, Fernando Balcells, Diamela Eltit, Lotty Rosenfeld, and Juan Castillo), No +, 1983. Documentation of live action, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of CADA. Photo by Lotty Rosenfeld.

Book Launch

Zach Blas

Unknown Ideals

As part of the opening weekend of the 12th Berlin Biennale, please join us for the launch of Zach Blas’s Unknown Ideals. Join editor Edit Molnár along with artist Zach Blas and contributors Marc Siegel and Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu, as well as designers Pia Christmann and Ann Richter from Studio Pandan, for a conversation on the book.

Organized by Edith-Russ-Haus in collaboration with the 12th Berlin Biennale.

Sunday, June 12, 2022
5:00 p.m.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

More info here.

Author talks

Omar Kholeif

in conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan

In this conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, part of the “Authored” series, Omar Kholeif will discuss their recent books, including Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age, and issues ranging from the birth of the World Wide Web to the world of cryptocurrency.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
8:00 p.m.

The Arts Club Dubai
ICD Brookfield Place

More info here.

online book presentation

Curating without a System

Tune in for a presentation of Curator without a System with curators and writers Viktor Misiano, Silvia Franceschini, and Nataša Peterešin-Bachelez. Co-hosted by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, and the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, Ljubljana.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
7 p.m. CET

More info here.

Book Launch

Jesse Ash


We’re happy to announce the launch of Jesse Ash’s book Avoidance—Avoidance at Tenderbooks in London. The evening will be filled with readings along with a signing by the author.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:00–8:00 p.m.

6 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4HE

More info here.


book launch

From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square

The community of Rochester Square warmly welcomes you for the book launch of From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square. We suggest to get there early for the pizza by Laura Bolus, served from 6:00–8:00 p.m.!

Friday, May 6, 2022
6:00–9:00 p.m.

1 Rochester Square
London, NW1 9SD

More info here.

Montana series Launch

Valerie Solanas

Up Your Ass

Join Montana series editor Leah Whitman-Salkin at the Index Art Book Fair for the launch of Valerie Solanas’s legendary play Up Your Ass. Published for the first time—as the inaugural entry into Montana, a new series published by Sternberg Press—Solanas’s play explodes social and sexual mores and the hypocritical, patriarchal culture that produces them.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
5:00–6:00 p.m.

Index Art Book Fair
Calle Sabino 369, Col. Atlampa
Ciudad de México

More info here.


online book presentation

Shona Illingworth

Topologies of Air

Please join us for an online book launch of Shona Illingworth: Topologies of Air. Shona Illingworth will be joined by the book’s editor, Anthony Downey, two of the book’s contributors, Jill Bennett and Giuliana Bruno, and the director of the Power Plant, Gaëtane Verna.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
4:00 p.m. EST

More info here.

Book presentation

Gregor Schneider

On the occasion of the release of Gregor Schneider, and in the context of Art Düsseldorf 2022, the book’s editor and author Raimund Stecker will be in conversation with artist Gregor Schneider at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. The discussion will be moderated by Sabine Maria Schmidt.

Friday, April 8, 2022
4:00 p.m.

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf

More info here.

Book Review

Zach Blas

Unknown Ideals

Kevin Brazil reviews Zach Blas’s Unknown Ideals in Art Agenda.

“The book is far from a collected works: writing is central to Blas’s practice, and he has published a long bibliography of academic writings on film, queer theory, and digital media. Yet beyond being a simple miscellany, it serves as an introduction to the distinctive imaginary world which has animated the artist’s work in film, digital media, installation, and sculpture.”

Read the full review here.

Image credit: Zach Blas, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033, 2018. Still from HD video featuring Cassils, 30:52 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist.

Online Book launch

Don’t Follow the Wind

Critical Spatial Practice 12

Join us on e-flux Live for the launch of Don’t Follow the Wind, with presentations and videos by Jodi Dean, Don’t Follow the Wind, Grand Guignol Mirai (Noi Sawaragi, Norimizu Ameya, Shuji Akagi, Fuyuki Yamakawa), Meiro Koizumi, Sven Lütticken, and Ahmet Öğüt.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
9 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. CET / 11 p.m. JST

More info here.

Image credit: Ahmet Öğüt, Once Upon a Time Breathing Apparatus for Breathable Air, 2015

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