This series brings together leading editors, writers, and organizers to discuss the work that they do—of composing, publishing, and disseminating new writing and works of art. Over the course of three events in April, participants from a range of fields will present their own creative and professional trajectories and discuss the state of contemporary publishing.
All events in this series are organized and moderated by Lucy Ives, Fellow-in-Residence at the Center for Experimental Humanities.
Sponsored by the NYU Center for Humanities.
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Art of the Possible: On Organization | Friday 4.20.18, 5:30pm
What is a non-profit organization and what possibilities do such organizations offer? Leaders at four New York venues and initiatives will discuss the spaces they maintain and activities they undertake.
Thomas Beard is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, and a programmer at large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Sonel Breslav is an independent curator and the founder of Blonde Art Books, a Queens based organization dedicated to promoting self-published art books through exhibitions, book fairs, talks, and online exposure. From 2013–2017 she was the Director of Murray Guy, New York.
Paul John is a Printer Without a Press Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop where he also teaches. He is the director and co-founder of Endless Editions, a publishing and curatorial initiative whose mission is to produce and disseminate books and prints by emerging artists irrespective of age, gender identity, race or creed and whose books are in the collection of many major museums.
Stacy Szymaszek is a poet and arts administrator/organizer. She founded and edited seven issues of GAM, a free magazine featuring the work of poets living in the upper midwest. Szymaszek is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), hart island (2015), and Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals (2016), which won the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books. Her book A Year From Today is forthcoming in 2018 with Nightboat Books.
Lucy Ives is the author of the novel Impossible Views of the World (2017), as well as several books of poetry and short prose. In 2019, her second novel, Loudermilk, or the Real Poet, or the Origin of the World, will appear. Her essays and criticism have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Lapham's Quarterly, and Vogue, among other publications.
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