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Authors on Architecture

Wigley on Wachsmann

Tune in to the Society of Architectural Historians’ online event series Authors on Architecture. In this edition we hear from Mark Wigley, legendary architectural historian and author of Konrad Wachsmann’s Television: Post-architectural Transmissions. The presentation will focus on Wigley’s research and argument that Konrad Wachsmann was in fact an anti-architect—a student of some of the most influential designers of the 1920s who dedicated thirty-five post-Second World War years to the disappearance of architecture.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
1:00 p.m. PST

Event registration here.

online symposium

When I see the future...

Closing Conversation

Join us for the closing event of the exhibition “When I see the future, I close my eyes” at The Mosaic Rooms, London. For the final event, exhibition curator Anthony Downey will host a round-table conversation on research based practice with artists Heba Y. Amin, Michael Rakowitz, and Larissa Sansour—bringing together the protagonists from the first three volumes in the Research/Practice series.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:30 p.m. GMT

More info and RSVP for the livestream here.

Exhibitions and events

Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas

Terrestrial University

We are pleased to announce a presentation for the forthcoming book Swamps and the New imagination. Introduced by editors Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas along with Kristupas Sabolius, the presentation will include a reading performance from Joan Jonas accompanied by visuals from NODE Berlin Oslo. Contributors to the book—Astrida Neimanis, Jennifer Gabrys, Vittoria Di Palma, María Puig de la Bellacasa and Dimitris Papadopoulos—will unpack the emergent worlds discussed in their essays.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
7:00 p.m. CET

More info and access to the livestream here.

Online Book Presentation

The Language of Secret Proof

Indigenous Truth and Representation

Nina Valerie Kolowratnik in conversation with Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen. This
event is hosted by Annenstrasse 53 and Das Gesellschaftliche Ding in collaboration with the IZK – Institute for Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. CET

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants two hours before the event. Please register here.

Online Book Presentation

Everything Passes

Except the Past

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Brussels, BOZAR presents tonight the new book Everything Passes Except the Past. Bianca Baldi, Clémentine Deliss, Jana J. Haeckel, Duane Jethro, Yaa Addae Nantwi, Grace Ndiritu, and Ayoko Mensah will discuss questions like: How could the process of decolonization be expanded and put to good use by institutions? What can artists, researchers, and activists from the Global South contribute to this difficult process?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 p.m. CET

Registration required.​​​​​​​ Please RSVP via this link.

Online Book Presentation

Josephine Meckseper and Paulina Pobocha

in Conversation

Please join us for a conversation between artist Josephine Meckseper and curator Paulina Pobocha centered on Meckseper’s body of work and her new catalogue. Meckseper and Pobocha will explore the artist’s complex family narrative, contextualize inter-war, wartime, and post-war German art, and discuss Meckseper’s exhibition at the Frac des Pays de la Loire.

Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
5:30 p.m. EST

This event will be live on Zoom. Please RSVP for the event here.

Online Book Presentation

Isabelle Graw and Kim Gordon

No Icon In Another World

This online event brings together long-time acquaintances Kim Gordon and Isabelle Graw for a discussion of their new books, No Icon (Rizzoli) and In Another World: Notes, 2014–2017 (Sternberg Press). While taking different approaches to the form of the memoir, both books touch on similar themes, especially the role of art—writing, painting, music—in processing loss and overcoming deeply rooted patterns.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and Skylight Books, in cooperation with Sternberg Press.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. CET

Join the live stream via Zoom here
or via Facebook Live here.

 

PIN-UP Magazine Book Club

Mark Wigley

Konrad Wachsmann’s Television

Tune in to PIN-UP Magazine’s Book Club with Mark Wigley in conversation with Emma McCormick-Goodhart. Together they will discuss Wigley’s recent book, Konrad Wachsmann’s Television: Post-architectural Transmissions, the eleventh volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
11:00 a.m. EST

Watch the conversation on Instagram live here.

 

Art book fair

Printed Matter’s

Virtual Art Book Fair

Find us in avatar mode this week at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair! Our digital booth features our latest releases, and we will be around to chat and talk art-book publishing. You can find us there on opening night, Wednesday, February 24, and between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm EST, February 25–28.

Registration and the book fair’s access link can be found here.

On Saturday, February 27, 6:30–8pm EST, join us in the Classroom for the livestreamed book launch of Where are the tiny revolts?, with Nicole Archer, Dodie Bellamy, Kaucyila Brooke, Glen Helfand, Alex Kitnick, Marcela Pardo Ariza, and P. Staff.
Co-hosted by the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Printed Matter.

MIT Press Podcast and HBA Book Awards 2021

The Place Is Here

Black Artists in 1980s Britain

We are pleased to announce that The Place Is Here: The Work of Black Artists in 1980s Britain was selected for a Historians of British Art Book Award 2021.

To celebrate this occasion, please join us in listening to the MIT Press podcast episode with editors Nick Aikens and Elizabeth Robles, in which they discuss the range of perspectives on Black art in Thatcherite Britain offered by the collection of artworks, essays, and conversations found in the book.

Further information on the Historians of British Art Book Awards 2021 here.

Listen and subscribe to the MIT Press podcast here.

Online Launch and discussion

(W)archives

Archival Imaginaries, War, and Contemporary Art

Join us virtually at the the Mosaic Rooms, London, with contributors Heba Y. Amin, Anthony Downey, Sophie Dyer, and Oraib Toukan as well as editors Daniela Agostinho and Solveig Gade for the book launch of (W)archives: Archival Imaginaries, War, and Contemporary Art.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:00 p.m. GMT

Further information and RSVP here.