7:30 PM19:30

High Winds Performance in NYC on April 2nd

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"High Winds" returns to New York City on April 2nd at 7:30pm as part of Dessert: Four Nights of Queer Performance produced by Dinner With Georgette. Join Sylvan Oswald and Jerome Ellis in performance with projections by Jessica Fleischmann, directed by Ellie Heyman.

Tickets are $10 with code ARTIST:

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8:30 PM20:30

Stéphanie Solinas and Valerie Fougeirol in conversation, Villa Medicis, Rome


This evening’s conversation is between Stéphanie Solinas, grantee of the French Academy in Rome, and Valerie Fougeirol, curator of “Le Pourquoi Pas?” Solinas explores, through images, the invisible presences that surround and inhabit our identities. In “Le Pourquoi Pas?” Solinas has researched hidden worlds flourishing in Iceland: the underworld of the dead, the hidden landscape of elves, the telluric panorama and the genetic web. Solinas’s exploration of the visible and the invisible is guided by mediums, geneticists and artists that have entrusted her with their beliefs. Solinas's “Le Guide du Pourquoi Pas?” is upcoming publication by X Artists’ Books.

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6:00 PM18:00

(Zus) opens at Galeria Asymetria, Warsaw


Benoît Fougeirol / Jerzy Lewczyński
The Very Landscape of Abandon
Opening: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 6pm
Conversation with Benoît Fougeirol and Tomasz Szerszeń, 5pm
Galeria Asymetria, Warsaw

Galeria Asymetria will present excerpts from French artist Benoît Fougeirol’s photobook (Zus), published in 2017 by X Artists' Books. In France, "Sensitive Urban Zones" (ZUS) are poor, marginal districts defined by administrative boundaries in response to the "emergence of a social problem." According to Jean-Christophe Bailly, whose essay accompanies Fougeirol's images: "We [were] not expecting so much immobility, or such ruins. Strangely, and as if by a flourish of tragic irony, this emptiness of space brings to mind the Ideal City in Urbino. There, too, the anonymous painter omitted all human figures. But where the imaginary scene from the Quattrocento was offered as the theatre of an existence yet to come, the images of the real city, the images of the ZUS, come across as decaying segments of a bygone existence: 'people lived here.'"

Complementing Fougeirol's photographs will be Jerzy Lewczyński’s series of eighteen recently discovered slides, Opening and Closing My Eyes. As they poignantly demonstrate, all that has been photographed belongs to the past. “What I refer to as the archaeology of photography are practices aimed at discovering, studying, and commenting on events, facts, and situations that have occurred in the so called photographic past,” wrote Lewczyński. From the 1950s onward, he incorporated found negatives and documents in his photographs, creating not only new works but also a means of learning about and understanding history. Annulling the distinction between the archive and the gallery, the new archaeology of photography refers to contemporary materials, surrounding them with a montage of images and objects from the artist’s archive. 


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7:00 PM19:00

PEN USA Author Evening with Alexandra Grant, Keanu Reeves and Sylvan Oswald

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This evening’s event will include a stage reading and conversation with X Artists’ Books co-founders Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, playwright and artist Sylvan Oswald and will be moderated by Jon Robin Baitz. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception. 

Grant and Reeves will read from Grant’s The Artists’ Prison with drawings by artist and poet Eve Wood. Oswald will read from his adults’ picture book High Winds with images by Jessica Fleischmann.

For tickets and more information: https://penusa.org/author-evening-series

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1:00 PM13:00

Performance of The Words of Others at the Pérez Art Museum Miami


Join us for the second full live reading in English of artist Leon Ferrari's seminal 1967 publication Palabras ajenas (The Words of Others)—an important Vietnam-era antiwar piece written in the form of a dramatic script. The Words of Others was Ferrari's first literary collage, composed as an extensive dialogue among various characters, including President Lyndon B. Johnson, Adolf Hitler, Pope Paul VI, and God. The resulting chorus will be read over the course of eight hours by local community figures, artists (including XAB co-founder Alexandra Grant), and actors and will take place in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War.

Open to the public. Free with museum admission. Seating begins at 12:45pm.

For more information: www.pamm.org/calendar/2018/02/words-others 

Image: León Ferrari’s collection of clippings and newspapers with quotations used in Palabras ajenas (1967). Pablo Ferrari Archive, São Paulo. Photo: Pablo Ferrari.

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2:00 PM14:00

XAB Pop-up at the Otis Design Fair

XAB books will be available at the Otis College of Art and Design design fair, where Still Room is an invited exhibitor. There may be impromptu readings and signings throughout the day, and we will have copies of The Artists’ Prison and High Winds fresh from our printer in Italy.

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