Tag Archives: Semiotext(e)

PAUL B. PRECIADO BOOK LAUNCH AND READINGS

I am not a man I am not a woman I am not heterosexual I am not homosexual I am not bisexual. I am a dissident of the sex-gender system. I am the multiplicity of the cosmos trapped in a binary political and epistemological system, shouting in front of you. I am a Uranian confined inside the limits of techno-scientific capitalism.Paul B. PreciadoAn Apartment on Uranus

The queer-studies philosopher, curator, and author Paul B. Preciado will launch his latest book AN APARTMENT ON URANUS: CHRONICLES OF THE CROSSING—published by Semiotext(e)—which explores his transition from Beatriz to Paul, the Greek economic crisis, the refugee crisis, and the Catalonian independence movement.

The streamed event—presented by Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin—will include readings by Preciado, Susanne Sachsse, Black Cracker, Margarita Tsomou.

PAUL B. PRECIADO—AN APARTMENT ON URANUS LAUNCH and CONVERSATION

Saturday, May 30.

Noon on the West Coast; 3 pm East Coast.

From top: Paul B. Preciado (2); An Apartment on Uranus, 2020, cover courtesy and © Semiotext(e); Black Cracker in Berlin, 2015, photograph by Ériver Hijano; Countersexual Manifesto, 2018, courtesy and © Columbia University Press. Images courtesy and © the author.

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.

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.