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The first issue of Night Papers, published in August 2011

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Night Papers

Word is a Virus

Night Papers

Carol Cheh reports on an L.A.-based literary journal that “has the look and feel of a humble neighborhood rag” but is filled with “surprising moments.”

Public Fiction in Los Angeles, set up to look like a foreign correspondent's office

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Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Word is a Virus

Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Public Fiction, an exhibition and event space in Los Angeles, hosts events that “provide constant stimuli” but “the journals really are the gems of the project.”

Susan Silton, Kay, from Who's in a Name?, 2013, offset lithographed screen grab

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Word is a Virus | Susan Silton Asks, “Who’s in a Name?”

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Susan Silton Asks, “Who’s in a Name?”

Columnist Carol Cheh reflects on Susan Stilton’s interventionist artwork “Who’s in a Name?”, a response to John Baldessari’s marquee installation “Your Name in Lights.”

Zine World at the LA Art Book Fair, held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Photo courtesy Printed Matter, Inc.

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Word is a Virus | Fan Letter: Printed Matter’s First Los Angeles Art Book Fair

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Fan Letter: Printed Matter’s First Los Angeles Art Book Fair

The first ever Los Angeles Art Book Fair gets a rave review from resident book lover Carol Cheh.

Release party for Darin Klein and Friends' Box of Books Vol. V, Human Resources, Los Angeles, October 2012. Photo courtesy of The Art Book Review.

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Word is a Virus | Artists’ Zines: Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Artists’ Zines: Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books

Columnist Carol Cheh praises Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books that “conjure minimalist and conceptual art practices dating back to the 1960s.”

"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

The Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST)

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Word is a Virus | The Library of Sacred Technologies: Divine Providence 2.0

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | The Library of Sacred Technologies: Divine Providence 2.0

Carol Cheh on the Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST), an experimental publishing platform that has produced a series of pamphlets that are part religious tract, part art zine.

A selection of recent zines by Los Angeles artists.

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Word is a Virus | Revisiting Zines

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Revisiting Zines

Are zines making a comeback? Carol Cheh looks at the evolution of self-publishing since the 1990s and the resurgence of the zine scene in Los Angeles.

MATERIAL Issue 3. Courtesy of materialpress.org.

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Word is a Virus | New Releases in Artist-Run Journals: MATERIAL and Prism of Reality

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | New Releases in Artist-Run Journals: MATERIAL and Prism of Reality

Carol Cheh looks at two artist-run journals, both of which provide compelling textual windows into L.A.’s rich community of artists and artistic practices.

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For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

Taylor Trabulus talks to Elizabeth Jaeger and Sam Cate-Gumpert of Peradam Publishing Group, which encourages artists to experiment with new materials and formats.

Jack Goldstein, Selected Writings 1994–2000, one of 17 books. Collection Brian Butler, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest, courtesy 1301PE and the Estate of Jack Goldstein.

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Word is a Virus | Jack Goldstein: The Subject Vanishes

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Jack Goldstein: The Subject Vanishes

Carol Cheh looks at the writings of Jack Goldstein, a seminal member of the Pictures Generation who also made numerous bodies of work using nothing but text.

Danielle Adair, Oh—Say Can You See, video still, 2003. Courtesy of the artist.

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Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Carol Cheh talks with Danielle Adair, an artist whose videos, performances and installations interrogate the political uses to which language is put.

Paoloa Ferrario, 19 Pictures, 22 Recipes cover, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Sue Scott Gallery.

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Gastro-Vision | Picture Perfect

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Gastro-Vision | Picture Perfect

Mainstream cookbooks tend to present a particular style of photography: food spreads done up like the models of fashion magazines. Stylized still lifes, cropped, color saturated, and Photoshopped look too perfect …

Action Figure encased. Photo courtesy Gregory Sholette

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice With Gregory Sholette

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice With Gregory Sholette

Artist, scholar, organizer, and professor, Gregory Sholette embodies multiple ways that artists can interrogate history, politics, and public discourse. Through his initial work with the group REPOhistory (1989-2000) (as in, “repossessing …

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PictureBox Inc.: Rewriting Post-WWII Visual Culture

PictureBox Inc.: Rewriting Post-WWII Visual Culture

Thea Liberty Nichols: While trying to determine how to define what it is that you do, I hit upon the idea of just describing all of your activities in one …

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Inspired Reading

Introducing Inspired Reading and Jens Hoffmann’s Istanbul Biennial Reading List

Inspired Reading

Introducing Inspired Reading and Jens Hoffmann’s Istanbul Biennial Reading List

Each month, Inspired Reading features an interview with an artist or cultural producer about their current project(s), focusing on what texts have informed them along the way. Each column includes a …

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Flash Points

PUBLIC AMNESIA

Flash Points

PUBLIC AMNESIA

History isn’t was. History is. No matter how much we wipe our feet at the front door, we track history through the house. Leaving its muddy footprints all over the …

Gregory Sholette,

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Gregory Sholette

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Gregory Sholette

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000). A graduate of The Cooper Union (BFA 1979), The University …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Work after work after work…

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Work after work after work…

On Friday, April 8th, two members from Temporary Services, Brett Bloom and Salem Collo-Julin, gave a presentation on their practice at Outpost for Contemporary Art here in Los Angeles. The …

Marcel Broodthaers, "Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne", 1974, filmstill.

Waiting for Fonda

Waiting for Fonda

Ronald Regan: Hi Ed. Call me Ron. Edward Said: Hi Ron, you don’t mind do you. Marcel Broodthaers: Hello Edward. Well I’m told we are waiting for Jane Fonda. — …

“Justice and Punishment”: The symbol of the escrache of HIJOS. courtesy Colectivo Situaciones

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions with Colectivo Situaciones

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions with Colectivo Situaciones

* This interview has been translated and co-edited by Brian Whitener. I first heard about Colectivo Situaciones about a year ago, when I received a publication in the mail titled …

LARGE SCALE: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking at LARGE SCALE; A Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking at LARGE SCALE; A Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with Jonathan Lippincott about his new book, “LARGE SCALE: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975. Video.

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Gastro-Vision: Martha Rosler’s Kitchen Mise-en-Scène

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Gastro-Vision: Martha Rosler’s Kitchen Mise-en-Scène

In 2003, the Whitechapel Gallery in London invited Martha Rosler to recreate her classic video Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975) as a live performance. She accepted the invitation by holding …

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown in Las Vegas, 1966 © Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., Philadelphia

Las Vegas Studio

Las Vegas Studio

“…We look backward at history and tradition to go forward; we can also look downward to go upward. And withholding judgment may be used as a tool to make later …

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At the Center: An Interview With Brandon Alvendia

At the Center: An Interview With Brandon Alvendia

While conversations continue (albeit tiredly) to predict the demise of physical book production, new publishers continue to produce books. There is a wealth of new, bright-eyed small presses all over …

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Negotiating an Artistic Practice in a Capitalist Ecology: An Interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore

Negotiating an Artistic Practice in a Capitalist Ecology: An Interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore

This introduction is short. Anne Elizabeth Moore gave such thorough answers, it seemed more important to let those stand than offer an interpretation of her merit. Safe to say having …

Martin Parr,

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Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

From cotton candy rooms to painterly cakes, meaty dresses to pork rind sculpture, pickle portraiture to animated toast, this year was chock-full of good “food-art” — food inspired by art …

IFPDA Print Fair. Photography by Andrew Sciaulino

NY Print Fair 2010

NY Print Fair 2010

An air of refinement hung fairly heavily throughout the old Armory building this weekend with a weighty reminder of the long history of printmaking at the IFPDA Print Fair. Many …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Disciplinary Complex

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Disciplinary Complex

Over the past few decades, “interdisciplinary” has emerged as a popular designation in academic culture, particularly in the arts and humanities. Both as an undergraduate in studio art and as …

AA Bronson. Photo by Rebecca Sahn, courtesy of Printed Matter, Inc.

NY Art Book Fair 2010

NY Art Book Fair 2010

This year’s NY Art Book Fair marks the departure of AA Bronson, one of the fair’s original organizers. Bronson resigned from Printed Matter only a few weeks ago, intending to …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Interview with Derek Chan

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Interview with Derek Chan

Derek Chan and I have been friends for a little over four years. We both moved from Los Angeles to Chicago in the Fall of 2005. We had several mutual …

Temporary Services' Library Project booklet cover. Courtesy Temporary Services and And Publishing

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions with Temporary Services

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions with Temporary Services

Art21 is pleased to announce our latest column: 5 Questions (for Contemporary Practice), written by guest blog alum Thom Donovan (bio here). 5 Questions showcases the work of contemporary practitioners …

Napa's wonderful map of Helsinki. Courtesy Jenni Rope/Napa.

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

“I enjoy working with drawing, painting and collage. My studio is full of little pieces of drawings, colour papers and different colour tapes. I find a piece of paper on …

Primary Information co-publisher, Miriam Katzeff

5 Questions with Miriam Katzeff of Primary Information

5 Questions with Miriam Katzeff of Primary Information

1. What inspired you to start Primary Information? I think there were two reasons to start Primary Information. James [Hoff] and I are both very interested in artists’ books and …

Duck/Rabbit drawing. Courtesy Hypios.com.

Aspect Blindness: Arnold Kemp and Sreshta Rit Premnath

Aspect Blindness: Arnold Kemp and Sreshta Rit Premnath

This past week I received two packages in the mail. The first was from Arnold Kemp, who is an artist, curator, and teacher and currently directs the Visual Studies Program at …

Materials juxtaposed from Bidoun library at New Museum. Courtesy Bidoun website

3 Museums, 2 Days (part I of II)

3 Museums, 2 Days (part I of II)

I. This past weekend I visited three museums in New York City — New Museum on the Bowery, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and P.S.1 MoMA in Queens — if …