I hope you will join me.
As part of the CCNY Conversations Series, organizer Lindsey Castillo brings together artist Ryan Foerster in conversation with critic and curator Bob Nickas to discuss Foerster’s work. Foerster and Nickas have worked together on a number of projects, including an exhibition in a vacant lot hosted by Shoot the Lobster in 2012.
About Ryan Foerster & Bob Nickas
Ryan Foerster was born in Newmarket, Canada and currently lives and works in New York City. He has had solo exhibitions at Martos Gallery, NY; CLEARING, Brussels; Shoot the Lobster, Miami, ribordy contemporary, Geneva; Art Metropole, Toronto; Swiss Institute, NY; and White Columns, NY. Foerster’s zines were included in Millennium Magazines exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, NY in 2012. He has been written about in The New York Times and The New Yorker and most recently received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2013. Visit his website at www.ryanfoerster.ca.
Bob Nickas is a critic and curator based in New York. Since 1985 he has organized more than 80 exhibitions for galleries and museums worldwide. Some of his photography exhibitions include Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known; Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night, and Peter Hujar (all at MoMA/PS1, New York), and Photo Objects at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver.
Ideas so far that I'm in to:
-We make zines because we are losers.
-People who make zines have above average intelligence and below average social skills.
-Zines are a rebellion against the mainstream. (Duh, but it's nice to hear)
-Zines are not commercial publications (double duh...but wait now days you have publishers, commercial artists, and book stores like making "zines" - are zines contemporarily too commercialized or has it not pinacled?
-Zines are a novel form of communication and creation that burst with angry idealism. (This may pertain mostly to 1980s / for me society in general is less excitable...they're a bit more comatose)
This book is slightly dated, it was published in 1997, but none the less it has some validity and it's definitely a great history lesson on zines made in the US.
Ill keep reading, maybe it'll be inspiring.
A Disagreeable Object
Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long, Sarah Lucas, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Laura Riboli, Matthew Ronay, Pamela Rosenkranz, Michael E. Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek, Andro Wekua, Susanne M. Winterling and Anicka Yi
CAPRICIOUS PRESENTS: BETWEEN YOU AND MEa photography exhibition at the O+ Festival in Kingston, NYincluding artists: Alanna Celii / Tanyth Berkley /Agnes Thor / Sophie Mörner / Andrew Laumann /Dani Levinthal / Aaron McElroy / Lindsey Castillo /Erin Jane Nelson /
New York, NY 10001
Marie Losier, my sweet darling roommate and friend, is presenting a rooftop screening at silver shed gallery tonight!
George & Mike Kuchar
Lovers of Eternity , 1964
Lust for Ecstasy , 1964
Hold Me While I’m Naked , 1966
Electrocute Your Stars , 2004
119 West 25th Street, 646-322-3324
August 31 - August 31, 2011
Opening: Wednesday, August 31, 8:30 - 10:30 PM
My Friend Morgan Silver Greenberg just had a show at Back Yard Projects called New Age///\\\New Life.
Opening Ceremony did a nice interview with him written by Elizabeth Hirsch.
Check it out....
Harvest Moon - Brighton Beach
Opening: Saturday July 23 from 2-8pm
The show runs until August 30th Saturday & Sunday 12-6
And by Appointment
425 Oceanview Ave
at the corner of Brighton 5 street
Hunter Hunt Hendrix
Matt Sheridan Smith
PHOTOSHO - Brighton Beach
The Camera Club of New York's Second Annual Photo Book and Zine Fair
Organized by Lindsey Castillo
Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17, 2011, 12-6pm
CCNY presents the Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair on July 16-17th at CCNY (336 West 37th Street 2nd Floor).The zine and self-published photo book is a contemporary approach to photography in its published form, celebrating the book as well as offering artists a vehicle to spread their art and ideas.The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase and meet the people involved with the burgeoning zine and self-published art world.
So much work, from around the world, to get excited about.
I will do a post on my top ten favorites from the fair later this week either here on my blog or on the Camera Club's Website.
Organized by Lindsey Castillo
Submission Deadline: July 9, 2011
CCNY presents the Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair on July 16-17th at CCNY.The zine and self-published photo book is a contemporary approach to photography in its published form, celebrating the book as well as offering artists a vehicle to spread their art and ideas.The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase and meet the people involved with the burgeoning zine and self-published art world.
ZINE IT ALL WORKSHOP
As part of this year’s Zine and Self-Published Book Fair, CCNY is offering a special workshop course, ZINE IT ALL, taught by Tuomas Korpijaakko. Please click here for more information.
CALL FOR ENTRY DETAILS
Artists and small publishers are welcome to submit up to 3 different books or zines (limited to 3 copies of each). There is no fee to submit, and all proceeds will be returned to the artist or small publisher. To submit your zine or self-published book please mail or drop off your book during our gallery hours, Monday-Saturday, 12-6pm.