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NY Art Book Fair

PS1, Long Island City

September 21, 2018

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NY Art Book Fair Events

Sept 21, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, The Classroom, PS1, NYABF

Badlands Unlimited (Act 1) by Badlands Unlimited, read by Sharlene Bamboat, Caitlin Berrigan, Tyler Coburn, Adam Gibbons, David Levine, Judith Vrancken, Elvia Wilk and Eva Wilson for “ ” (quotation mark quotation mark)

Set behind the scenes of an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, the play Badlands Unlimited (Act 1) follows seven characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives.
Badlands Unlimited (Act 1), written by Badlands Unlimited, is issue #5 of the new series ” ” (quotation mark quotation mark), edited by Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson and published by NERO — a project that looks at the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists’ practices. Presented by Nero.

6:00 – 7:00 pm, The Classroom, PS1, NYABF

The Conditions of Being Art: Screening and Discussion with Ann Butler, Lia Gangitano, and Jeannine Tang. Hosted by Dancing Foxes Press and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

The Conditions of Being Art is the first book to examine the activities of groundbreaking contemporary art galleries Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), and the transnational milieu of artists, dealers and critics that surrounded them. Drawing on the archives of dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land – both, independently, legendary players on the New York art scene of the 1980s and 90s, whose life partnership offered a third space of ideas and kinship – the publication coincides with the exhibition of the same name currently on view at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art. To mark its publication by CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press, EAI and Dancing Foxes present a screening of video and films by artists supported by Hearn and de Land. An informal talk with The Conditions of Being Art editors and curators Ann Butler, Lia Gangitano, and Jeannine Tang will follow.


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