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[BKARTS] Printed Matter, Inc.

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to host a double book presentation on the 20th of October from 5 - 7PM.

We all laughed at Christopher Columbus is presented at Printed Matter following two exhibitions and a launch at the Venice Biennale; it will be accompanied by the recently released publication Novella (not yet another story). Printed Matter is located at 195 10th Ave at 22nd Street.

Following exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, We all laughed at Christopher Columbus is the third project curated under the same title. Both exhibitions united subjective, artistic interpretations of historical events and this publication explores the same field of interest, not as a catalogue of the exhibitions, but as the third exhibition in the trilogy, this time in book-form.

In the same way that the second exhibition omitted a number of works seen in the first, while introducing others, so this publication does the same. Artists Jeremiah Day, Omer Fast, Runo Lagomarsino, Florian Wüst, and Deimantas Narkevicius participated in one, or both, of the previous exhibitions and here develop an aspect of the research stage of their work--which the artists feel is more appropriate for the printed page rather than an exhibition. In addition, works by Mieke Bal, Matthew Buckingham, Leyla Gediz, and Dee Williams are introduced to the project, further contributing to its overall composition. The result is a series of separate, but related chapters, each one telling a story based on an historical event, composed by its respective author.

The process of the book Novella (not yet another story) was displayed through a series of dialogues. The dialogues, six in total, are film works questioning the function of narrative through unexplained surreal settings. These weekly confrontations slowly developed into an overall narrative that formed the script for a book, which is interpreted in the form of a Novella by the two curators. The stories are accompanied by illustrations.

We all laughed at Christopher Columbus, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen and November Paynter, and designed by Roosje Klap is available at a special reduced book launch price, online at www.printedmatter.org and at Printed Matter's storefront at 195 Tenth Avenue.

Novella (not yet another story), curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen and Bettina Steinbrügge, and designed by Roosje Klap with illustrations by Mariana Castillo Deball, is available at a special prepublication price, online at
This event is generously supported by the Netherlands Consulate-General in New York.

For additional information, please contact AA Bronson, Director, at (212) 925-0325 or at aabronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group, Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Canadian Consulate General and the Government of Canada, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the CRH Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, LEF Foundation, Materials for the Arts, The Peter S. Reed Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Starry Night Fund, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

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