Category Archives: BOOKS/PERIODICALS

HEDI EL KHOLTI’S COLLAGES

A selection of over sixty collage works by Hedi El KholtiSemiotext(e) and Animal Shelter co-editor and designer—are collected in A PLACE IN THE SUN, a Hesse Press publication.

“My collages always start with a vague notion, or a sentence, or they’re meant to be a visual portrait with vague associations of someone who’s close to me and their infinite numbers of mirrors in pop culture. As if, like me, they’re all comprised of the sum of their influences, whether they know it or not.” — Hedi El Kholti, “Pop Culture (Heroes and Villians),” PARIS LA 5 (Winter 2010/2011)

HEDI EL KHOLTI—A PLACE IN THE SUN (Los Angeles: Hesse Press, 2017).

From top: Hedi El Kholti, collage from A Place in the Sun, originally published in PARIS LA 5; cover PARIS LA 5; pages 10–11 from “Pop Culture (Heroes and Villains),” text and collages by Hedi El Kholti, PARIS LA 5; A Place in the Sun cover; collage from A Place in the Sun. Images courtesy and © Hedi El Kholti and Hesse Press.

VINCE ALETTI’S ISSUES

Who better than Vince Aletti to organize and aggregate a virtual tour of his massive and coveted collection of periodicals into the pages of a deluxe art book?

Something like this awaits the readers of ISSUES, a new publication from Phaidon.

The book includes work by Diane Arbus, Corinne Day, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, Irving Penn, Horst, Collier Schorr, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Bill Cunningham, and Cindy Sherman.

VINCE ALETTI—ISSUES: A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN FASHION MAGAZINES (London: Phaidon, 2019).

From top: Horst P. Horst, Vogue, June 1, 1940, cover model Lisa Fonssagrives; Melvin Sokolsky, Harper’s Bazaar, March 1963, model Simone D’Aillencourt; Vince Aletti‘s apartment, photographed by Jason Schmidt, courtesy of the photographer and Phaidon; Corinne Day, The Face, July 1990, model Kate Moss.

JEAN BAUDRILLARD AT CHÂTEAU SHATTO

A selection of the photographs of Jean BaudrillardTHE CONSPIRACY OF ART: PART I—is now on view at Château Shatto.

“It is not true that we need to believe in our own existence to live… Our consciousness is never in fact the echo of our own reality, of our existence in ‘real time,’ but rather the echo in delayed time, the dispersion screen of the subject and its identity. We are only distinguishable from ourselves in sleep, unconsciousness, and death. This consciousness, which is something altogether different than belief, comes more spontaneously from challenging reality, from siding with objective illusion than from objective reality. This challenge is more vital for our survival and for the survival of the species than the belief in reality and existence, which are spiritual consolations for use in another world.” — Jean Baudrillard*

JEAN BAUDRILLARD—THE CONSPIRACY OF ART: PART I

Through May 25.

Château Shatto

1206 Maple Avenue, Suite 1030, downtown Los Angeles.

*Jean Baudrillard, La Pensée radicale (Paris: Sens & Tonka, 1994); “Radical Thought,” in The Conspiracy of Art, edited by Sylvère Lotringer and translated by Ames Hodges (New York: Semiotext(e), 2005), 162–177.

From top: Jean Baudrillard, St. Clément II, 1988, front and reverse; Baudrillard.

SARAH SCHULMAN AND MATIAS VIEGENER

In conjunction with the I, I, I, I, I, I, I, KATHY ACKER exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Sarah Schulman will join Matias Viegener for a conversation about Schulman’s three decades of work and their shared friendship with Acker.

Schulman will also read from her recent novels The Cosmopolitans and Maggie Terry.

THE REALM OF THE RECOGNISABLE—

SARAH SCHULMAN in conversation with MATIAS VIEGENER

Saturday, May 4, at 6:30 pm.

Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Mall, London.

See Lisa Appignanesi on Acker.

From top: Sarah Schulman; Stagestruck, by Schulman; The Assassination of Kathy Acker, by Matias Viegener; Viegener, photograph by Samuel Ace; ICA exhibition announcement (detail), 2019. Images courtesy of the authors, publishers, photographers, and ICA, London.

SIMONE LEIGH AND SAIDIYA HARTMAN IN CONVERSATION

Join Simone Leigh and Saidiya Hartman—author of the acclaimed new study Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval—for a Frieze Talk this week in New York.

“[Hartman’s] work has always examined the great erasures and silences—the lost and suppressed stories of the Middle Passage, of slavery and its long reverberations. Her rigor and restraint give her writing its distinctive electricity and tension. Hartman is a sleuth of the archive.” — Parul Sehgal

SIMONE LEIGH and SAIDIYA HARTMAN in conversation

FRIEZE NEW YORK

Friday, May 3, at noon.

Randall’s Island Park, New York City.

SIMONE LEIGH—LOOPHOLE OF RETREAT

Through October 27.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street), New York City.

From top: Saidiya Hartman (left) and Simone Leigh, courtesy of the author and artist; Leigh with Brick House—her High Line Plinth work—in process, photograph by Timothy Schenck, courtesy of the artist and the photographer; Hartman book cover courtesy W.W. Norton & Company.