Unassuming Publication

 

image courtesy of gallery's website

image courtesy of gallery's website

Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures, organized by Lauren van Haaften-Schick

April 18-June 30, 2012

Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th Street

New York, New York

The Center for Book Arts considers how books have documented “the process and politics of cancelation.” These artifacts provide an opportunity to view floundered projects in retrospect, oftentimes providing constructive criticism or producing an innovative chirp of dialogue in itself.¬† When a show is canceled, books can be an ornery afterthought or a “more historically stable” venue for the work. Artists and curators can reach beyond the semantics of institutional hierarchy by producing a document to commemorate their thwarted plan. Artists include Brendan Fowler, Jo Baer, and David Wojnarowicz, among others.

 

 

installation shot, image courtesy of the gallery's website

installation shot, image courtesy of the gallery's website

Archizines + Arch-Art! Books

May 4-June 9, 2012

Storefront for Art and Architecture

53 Kenmare Street

New York, New York

Supporting the mantra “printed matter matters,” Storefront for Art and Architecture presents two shows revolving around published architectural dialogues. Archizines has toured around the world to locations including London, Milan, and Barcelona since November 2011. Elias Redstone chose publications from over twenty countries that purvey the vibrant research and commentary taking place in the architectural field. Art-Art! consists of selections from Printed Matter, Inc’s, current catalogue chosen by Adam O’Reilly. These publications are concerned with the integration of architecture into society, the environment, and photography. It approaches architecture as an aesthetic enhancement that continually transforms at the mercy of culture and reflection.

installation shot, image courtesy of the gallery website.

installation shot, image courtesy of the gallery website.

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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