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LA ART BOOK FAIR 2020 ONLINE

Support your independent press. The LA ART BOOK FAIR 2020 has moved online, with links to all scheduled exhibitors and publishers.

From top: AA Bronson, After General Idea, courtesy and © the artist and Three Star Books, Paris; Jill Johnston, The Disintegration of a Critic, edited by Fiona McGovern, Megan Francis Sullivan, and Axel Wieder, courtesy and © Sternberg Press; Daido Moriyama, Visions of Japan, courtesy and © the artist and Komiyama, Tokyo; Linder, The Myth of the Birth of the Hero IV, 2012, courtesy and © Linder Sterling, Modern Art, London, Dépendance, Brussels, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm and Paris, and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo (Linder, Linderism, Cambridge: Kettle’s Yard, 2020); McKenzie Wark, Reverse Cowgirl (2020), courtesy and © the author and Semiotext(e); Matthew Brannon, Avery Singer, 2015, courtesy and © the artist, JRP Ringier, and Art Catalogues.

FOR PAUL VIRILIO

The Brooklyn Rail—with the participation of McKenzie Wark, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, David Levi Strauss, and DJ Spooky—will hold a tribute this weekend to the late Paul Virilio.

“The failure of the visual arts leaves open the possibility of the ‘optical correction’ of the world. By whom? By machines and businessmen, who happen to know how to work together quite well.” — Virilio, The Accident of Art, 2005

A special film by Sylvère Lotringer will be screened at the event.

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF PAUL VIRILIO

Saturday, October 27, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Brooklyn Rail, 253 36th Street, #C304, Brooklyn.

See The Genetic Bomb by Virilio and Lotringer.

Top: Paul Virilio, image from Bunker Archeology.

The Accident of Art image credit: Semiotext(e).

Below: Paul Virilio.

I’M VERY INTO YOU, STAGED

I’M VERY INTO YOU—the mid-nineties email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, published in 2015 by Semiotext(e)—has been adapted and directed for the stage by Sara Lyons, and will be performed as part of Los Angeles Performance Practice’s LAX Festival.

Lyons gathers a local cast of feminist, queer and non-binary underground artists—including Gina Young, Paul Outlaw, Jennifer Jonassen, Provvidenza Catalano, Yves Agustin Armando, Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Robin Podolsky, and Elspeth Weingarten—who embody Acker and Wark from points across a wide gender spectrum. Their feverish digital exchange is interspersed with the ensemble’s own stories of gender slippage and online intimacy, examining how our connections have evolved over the last two decades—through the internet and through expanding queer expression.*

I’M VERY INTO YOU*

Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 21, at 6 pm.
Sunday, October 14, and Tuesday, October 16, at 8 pm.
Thursday, October 18, at 10 pm.

Think Tank Gallery, 939 Maple Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

I’m Very Into You in performance. Photographs by Rolando Sepulveda II/OUTsider.

Book cover image courtesy Semiotext(e).