Shelf Life of the Library
Resistance between the Margins13 April 2023PrintRoom, Rotterdam
Shelf Life of the Library reflects on what kind of artistic, activist and more broadly research strategies can be adopted in order to re-evaluate, and potentially expand the dominant narratives that frame how we understand past, present and future. We invite you to join Alan Smart, Mariana Lanari, Heide Hinrichs and Elizabeth Haines in exploring – provocatively, playfully, curiously – legacies of resistance and critical social action, and the contemporary negotiation of these histories in printed matter.
17–23 January 2023
Festival for Artistic Publishing28–30 OctoberHanover, DE
NY Art Book Fair 2022
13–16 October 2022548 W 22nd St, NYC
K-Mess9 July 2022Koch-Areal
Rautistrasse 22, Flüelastrasse 56
Collective and self-initiated publishing day
Archives in Action, Publishing as Protest1 May 2022Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
A conversation with Erica Overmeer and Alan Smart on the intersections of print media and publishing as forms, and modes of political practice – framed as protest, action or activism, and demonstration.
Index Art Book Fair
Avid Readers 5: Sinister Anonymity in the Sexual and Linguistic Fields22 January 2022kurimanzutto, Mexico City
readers: Susana Vargas Cervantes, Erin Madarieta, Jack Henrie Fisher, Ana Segovia, Mariajo Montijano, Juan Gómez, Alan Smart
What Is an Identity and What Can We Do about It?
Counter-Signals 4 Launch21 October 2021Casa Bosques, Mexico City
Jack Henrie Fisher, in conversation with Anuar Portugal, in an ambling illustrated critical delineation of what is called, in graphic design, visual identity, of the ways in which graphic design helps capitalism to organize and subjugate the world through the concept of identity. This critique of visual identity is aimed at the system of forms that disciplines and controls people and things, and concludes with a wish fulfillment / alternate reality scenario about the communism of corporate modernism.
Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair
Avid Readers 5: Sinister Anonymity in the Sexual and Linguistic Fields28 February 2021
readers: Hannah Bruckmüller, Evan Fusco, Verónica Casado Hernández, Erin Madarieta, Nat Pyper, Michal B. Ron
Index Art Book Fair
23–26 January 2020Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City
Avid Readers 3
May 3–5 2019Miss Read
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
31 January–2 February 2020Mexico City
Chicago Art Book Fair
15–17 November 2019Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Chicago
Detroit Art Book Fair
12–14 October 2019Trinospheres, Detroit
New York Art Book Fair
20–22 September 2019Moma PS 1, Long Island City, NY
Avid Readers 4
Lecture on Reading18 August 2019Inga Books, Chicago
Counter-Signals 2 Launch
6 January 2018Hopscotch Reading Room Berlin
Other Forms will host a discussion at the Hopscotch Reading Room in Berlin (Kurfurstenstrasse 14), joined by designer and writer Cornelia Durka. In the context of a discussion about the political aspirations and contexts of independent publishing, Cornelia will present her recent research into the Handbuch der Raubdrucke. In 1973, the lawyer and private collector of pirated editions, Albrecht Götz von Olenhusen, published, together with Christa Gnirß, this comprehensive bibliography which documents the publishing praxis of the German-speaking New Left during four years (1968-1971). Cornelia will discuss how these “socialized prints and proletarian reprints“ clashed with copyright law, challenged library science, and exposed even progressive writers as loyal to the bourgeois conception of intellectual property.
the absolute contingency of the encounter finally takes on the appearance of destiny