Art Berlin Contemporary
Graphic representation of emblematic International Art English sentence.
, Station-Berlin Luckenwalder Strasse 4–6, 10963 Berlin
September 13, 2012
through September 16, 2012
As part of the bazaar section of Art Berlin Contemporary, curated by Artists Space, Triple Canopy will present a selection of digital publications and printed matter. Among them will be three limited-edition handouts that graphically represent Alix Rule and David Levine's essay "International Art English," published in issue 16 of Triple Canopy's online magazine. Triple Canopy will also debut "International Art English" for the Kindle and ePub readers, along with a new version of the online magazine for tablet devices. Triple Canopy will be joined in the bazaar by such compatriots as Bidoun, Antonia Hirsch, Project Projects, Times Bar, Dial/Laid, Pro qm, PAN, and Common Room. Caleb Waldorf, Triple Canopy's creative director, will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate technologies, offer economic prognostications, and evaluate the International Art English of visitors.
Costume from Oskar Schlemmer's Triadische Ballett/Triadic Ballet, 1922
An evening with …ment journal, celebrating its third issue
…ment, a publishing initiative that operates at the intersection of culture, art, and politics, presents a reading and a lecture-performance to celebrate the New York launch of its third issue, which focuses on authorship.
Artist Erica Baum presents a silent screening of poems from her “Frick” series, in which images become single lines of text. Alexander Provan and Clara Meister will read Raymond Queneau’s “Exercises in Style,” ninety-nine retellings of the same story, following Erasmus. Federica Bueti will present a version of her contribution to the issue, “Mr. Who, Miss What and the Auctus Disease.”
Issue 3 of …ment investigates current debates and practices that engage with the concept of authorship and its relation to contemporary forms of cultural resistance. The journal looks at subjects such as intellectual property, collectivity, knowledge production, and technology, and asks how they might be reevaluated as part of an effort to change current modes of cultural production. Considering the hyper-professionalization of creativity, the stifling international copyright regime, and related issues of ownership, data protection, and information regulation, …ment reprises familiar questions: What is an author, and how do we understand the politics of authorship?
Contributors to issue 3 of …ment include Erica Baum, Gavin Brown, Federica Bueti, Federico Campagna, Övül Dormusoglu, Freee, Marc Garrett, Pedro Neves-Marques, Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Vanessa Place, Jan Verwoert, and Caleb Waldorf.
…ment consists of a biannual journal and a series of collaborations with cultural agents and institutions. Based in Berlin and London, …ment is directed by Federica Bueti, Benoit Loiseau, and Clara Meister.
Screenshot from Tan Lin's Bibliographic Sound Track, 2012
A screening and discussion with Tan Lin
Triple Canopy and Artists Space are pleased to present a screening of Tan Lin’s PowerPoint videos Bibliographic Sound Track and The Ph.D Sounds, with the former accompanied by a live perfume sound track, the latter by a DJ set by Mösco. The videos explore communications platforms such as Twitter, SMS, status updates, IM chats, programming languages, video-game walk-throughs, the couplet, and the PowerPoint slide as they affect reading and genre, projected in an environment that has absorbed everything next to it in the room—from bibliographies to the smell of wet sphagnum peat moss, the perfume Wet Pavement London, Glade air freshener, and the music of New Order and Lucky Dragons. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Lin, Triple Canopy contributing editor Dan Visel, and Artists Space curator Richard Birkett.
Tan Lin is the author of more than ten books, including Heath (Plagiarism/Outsource) (2009) and 7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking (2010). His work has appeared in journals including Artforum, Cabinet, and the New York Times Book Review, and his video work has screened at the Yale Art Museum, the Drawing Center, and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater. “The Patio and the Index” appeared in Triple Canopy’s fourteenth issue.