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1A. **NEW YORK** The NY Art Book Fair was amazing.
Curator and writer Lauren Wetmore presents “Incredibly Strange Resistance: 40 years of RE/Search Publications,” a history of RE/Search Publications featuring ephemera and footage from V. Vale’s archive. The lecture, followed by a Q&A with MOMUS publisher Sky Goodden, illuminates RE/Search Publication’s uncompromising practice of political and cultural resistance through DIY publishing – a unique position in North American art-house publishing and a vital perspective for the contemporary context.
Incredibly Strange Resistance
40 years of RE/Search Publications
Curator and writer Lauren Wetmore presents Incredibly Strange Resistance: 40 years of RE/Search Publications, a history of RE/Search Publications featuring ephemera and footage from V. Vale’s archive. The lecture, followed by a Q&A with Momus publisher Sky Goodden, illuminates RE/Search Publication’s uncompromising practice of political and cultural resistance through DIY publishing – a unique position in North American art-house publishing and a vital perspective for the contemporary context.http://www.partnersincrime.fr/box-set_2.phphttp://www.carlabrahamsson.com/news/a-topy-occulture-webinar-coming-up/
RE/Search Publications was founded by V. Vale in 1977 out of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore with a $200 gift from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Over the subsequent four decades RE/Search became the essential source for pre-internet, punk, and counter-culture independent publishing. Based out of San Francisco, DIY strategies informed the voice and design of the publications, which take the form of tabloids, handbooks, textbooks, and zines, and feature interviews, ephemera, commissioned artwork, and literature. RE/Search was a vital early platform for many artists, writers, and performers who have gone on to exemplify experimental and punk practices including The Yes Men, Annie Sprinkle, Lydia Lunch, and George Kuchar. It was also an essential republication source for banned or out-of-print material by J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Octave Mirbeau. RE/Search publication’s catalogue provides on-the-ground portraits of underground cultural movements such as Noise music (The Industrial Culture Handbook, 1983), body art and ethnographic practices (Modern Primitives, 1989), feminist performance art (Angry Women, 1991), and independent publishing, (Zines Vol.1 and 2, 1996).
Lauren Wetmore is a Canadian curator and writer based in Brussels. She has initiated and contributed to exhibitions, biennials, publications, and commissions internationally, working closely with artists in that space between the unstoppably abstract needs of an artwork and the immovably practical constraints of the world around it. As artistic and curatorial coordinator of Meeting Points 8, she contributed to the biennial of art from the Arab World, which took place at the Beirut Art Center (Beirut, 2017), La Loge (Brussels, 2016), and the Windsor Hotel (Cairo, 2016). As associate curator of Frieze Projects (London, 2014-2015) she co-commissioned twenty major new works in a variety of media by artists including Lutz Bacher, Rachel Rose, and Cerith Wyn Evans. As curatorial assistant to the 2013 Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, 2012-2014) she co-authored the biennial’s catalogue and oversaw its satellite public program The Apartment, with projects and presentations by over fifty international artists. As program coordinator of visual arts residencies at The Banff Centre (Banff, 2011), she produced Ragnar Kjartansson’s television spectacular Soiree TV. Her project The Conversation won the Encura curatorial residency at Fundació AAVC Hangar (Barcelona, 2015). Her writing has been published in C Magazine, Momus, and Spike Art Quarterly, among others, and she has contributed to publications including Xavier Cha: abduct (MOCA Cleveland, 2015) and These Are the Tools of the Present: Beirut – Cairo (Sternberg Press, 2017). Wetmore holds a MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (Toronto, 2011) and a BA in Art History and Gender Studies from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, 2008). http://www.editiontoronto.com/programming/
Most of us are too busy to sit down and watch a “TV show,” so now (while you’re driving, gardening, walking) you can listen to some of the conversations that happen around the table at the RE/Search office.
Thorsten Schutte [director of Frank Zappa documentary “Eat That Question”
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() “Hey Vale, How’s it going? Thought I’d share a piece I recently published on Black Dog Bone aka Eric Cope of Wiring Dept / Glorious Din. You remember much about this guy?
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