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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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