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ACID-FREE 2019

ACID-FREE is back at Blum & Poe. Join nearly 100 publishers and galleries for a full weekend of talks, readings, signings, music, food, drink, and—of course—books and publications for perusal and sale.

This year, PARIS LA is happy to share a table with F magazine

See link below for schedule and details.

ACID-FREE LOS ANGELES ARTBOOK MARKET 2019

Friday through Sunday, November 1, 2, and 3.

Blum & Poe

2727 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: PARIS LA 16, inside cover photograph of Michèle Lamy by Katerina Jebb; F magazine, no. 8; Kate Zambreno, Appendix Project, Semiotext(e) ; Animal Shelter 5, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Chris Kraus, Semiotext(e); Huma Bhabha, They Live, David Kordansky; Andrea Büttner, David Kordansky; K8 Hardy, How To: Untitled Runway Show, DoPe Press (2); Alex Hubbard, Eat Your Friends, DoPe Press. Images courtesy and © the artists, galleries, photographers, and publishers.

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.

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.

ANDREA DWORKIN LAUNCH AT SKYLIGHT

Andrea Dworkin—second wave feminism’s most controversial figure—was embraced and disowned across the political spectrum.

“Reading her now, beyond the anti-porn intransigence she’s both reviled and revered for, one feels a prescient apocalyptic urgency, one perfectly calibrated, it seems, to the high stakes of our time. In the #MeToo era, women’s unsparing public testimony—in granular detail and dizzying quantity—is at the heart of a mainstream cultural reckoning with sexual violence and harassment. ” — Johanna Fateman, on Dworkin

A new collection of Dworkin’s writing—Last Days at Hot Slit, edited by Fateman and Amy Scholder, and published by Semiotext(e)—will launch this weekend at Skylight with readings by Ryka Aoki, Christina Catherine Martinez, Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag), Anna Joy Springer, and Nao Bustamante.

JOHANNA FATEMEN and AMY SCHOLDER—LAST DAYS AT HOT SLIT launch

Sunday, April 7, at 5 pm.

Skylight Books

1818 North Vermont, Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

From top: Andrea Dworkin; book jacket image courtesy Semiotext(e); police mugshot from Dworkin’s arrest at an anti-war protest, New York City, 1965

JENNIFER DOYLE — LETTING GO

Jennifer Doyle—author of Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art and Campus Sex, Campus Security—will read from a work-in-progress: reflections on living with harassment.

 

JENNIFER DOYLE—LETTING GO

Sunday, January 6, at 6 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Above image credit: Semiotext(e).

Below: Jennifer Doyle.