Co-curated Double Takes, an 11-month film + video series at MOCA Cleveland. The public installation of Dread Scott's A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY on North Avenue, Baltimore, and an interview with the artist. Co-conceptualized an experimental program between two cities, To the east and to the west, two planets appeared on the horizon, with Signal, Malmö, Sweden. An interview with åbäke for BmoreArt, about THE WIRE, Baltimore and the art of television. The poster For Want of a Whisper, included in Belonging to a Place, at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC. The public installation (20 foot tall) of I want a president by Zoe Leonard, on 23rd Street, Baltimore. Editor of a book surveying the text-based artwork of Anthony Discenza, A SERIES OF MINOR DEFEATS HINTING AT GREATER CRUELTIES.
A collection of short stories about imaginary museums, The Museum Took a Few Minutes To Collect Itself was published by Art Metropole (Toronto) in October, 2017. A memorial essay, for Bill Berkson and Ted Purves: An elegy for geometric relations on Open Space, the online publication of SFMOMA. In May, a month-long residency on Fogo Island. In June, a text and poster for Belonging to a Place at Scrap Metal Gallery in Toronto, organized by Fogo Island Arts. A two part text for The Last Billboard. In March 2017, an exhibition Lives Between, co-curated with Sergio Edelsztein, offers a narrative of migration, through the lives and work of artists. The short story The Museum of Smoking included in the collection She would roll petite cigarettes, petite like her, edited by Ola El Khalidi and Amanda Eicher. Michael Snow: Questions & Answers, is an interview conducted in collaboration with artist Euan MacDonald, published by KADIST and The Thing Quarterly.
In 2016 KADIST introduced 2 new Online Projects: Addendum replaces advertising on website with visual essays by artists, and Incidents (of Travel), edited by Latitudes, explores a chartered day-long travel itinerary as a form of artistic encounter and extended conversation between curator and artist. Kadist Online Projects started in May, 2015 with One Sentence Exhibition, inviting curators to select or write a single sentence, making each work a link. The Reader invited artists to select an historical painting of a woman reading, and to imagine what's happening on the pages of the book, or in the mind of the women reading it. For Monument, artist Jason Fulford and writer Hernán Díaz visit Passaic, NJ to look for monuments, and find the codes of a post-industrial ruin. A while back, I interviewed Jack Wendler, co-publisher of the famous Xerox Book (as exhibition).
Curatorial residencies at ArtPort, Beta-Local, The Luminary, and SOMA. A1 Travel Grants supported the travel of a dozen SF Bay Area artists. The exhibition City of Disappearances traveled from the Wattis Institute at CCA to the Zabludowicz Collection in London. The international version of the Pickpocket Almanack at Artissima. An exhibition at Artists Space (NYC), On Being An Exhibition borrows Michael Asher's Situational Aesthetics as a point-of-departure. In Protest, co-curated with Constance Lewallen, invited artists to make a protest sign, which were distributed gratis at the Berkeley Art Museum.
The Anecdote Archive (now discontinued) identified 'word-of-mouth' as important to the distribution of non-object-oriented ideas in art. Letterpress posters delivered to politicians, State of the Arts was produced collaboratively in think-tank discussions with artists. An exhibition traveling from Articule (Montréal) to PNCA (Portland) to the Nelson Gallery (UC Davis), Black Market Type & Print Shop surveyed lettering by contemporary artists.
At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francsico), Collective Foundation re-formats the alternative space model. In Geneva Switzerland, an exhibition of Project Placement. The YouTube Commentary Project invites artist to reflect on existing videos. A society for the production of secrets, The Secret Society held a one-night meeting at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive. The traveling Bitter Valise, a bar inside of a suitcase (homemade amaros) for artists who've received rejection letters.
The first in a series of short stories about speculative museums, Janitor for the Nation was published by Art21 Magazine. A second, Saint Anthony's Fire appears in the 2016 issue of White Fungus magazine. At Sundown A New Day Begins for (the online catalog of) Impernanent Display, a project by Dana Levy. Wall, Window or Bar Sign (12 Step) for a new commission of neon signs by Mungo Thomson. A proposal for a new network game, Bringing Home America's Army was co-authored with game-designer Al McElrath for Manifesta Journal. Pigeons on the Grass Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk about the Field, published by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Artist Highlight: Holly Herndon for SFAQ magazine. With Anthony Discenza, a contribution to Ryan Gander's book of Artist Cocktails.
Co-authored with Christian Nagler for Fillip Magazine, Curating in the Time of Algorithms thinks about the impact of network systems on curating. Also co-authored with Christian Nagler, the essay Bay Area Art and the (Counter) Culture of Silicon Valley appears in the exhibition catalog for Six Lines of Flight at SFMOMA. Interview with Anthony Discenza for Open Space blog. Also on Open Space, a conversation with Sean Dockray. An interview with Chris Sharp, about his space Lulu in Mexico city.
Download the Pacific Limn ebook, a project by Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries and Kadist. Specters of San Francisco Magazines was a report about the history of art related periodicals in the SF Bay Area, as a framework to talk about the present (in 2010). Kadist Art Foundation in Paper Magazine. An interview in Fillip magazine about the Collective Foundation. The Revisionists for NERO magazine, co-authored with Renny Pritikin. An essay on Technology, Globalization and the Mohawk Nation, originally in a brochure for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and reprinted in Potential Estate. A review of Mark Tribe: The Liberation of Our People, Angela Davis 1969/2008 for X-Tra Magazine in Los Angeles.
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