06.25.2009

Journal Launch Celebration

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Date/Time: 25/06/2009 12:00 am


Journal Launch Celebration
“Where We Are Now” — online journal
Inaugural Issue: “The Aesthetics and Politics of Intimacy”
Thursday, June 25, 2009 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – Performance and reading by Jill Magid and Eddie Vas
The New School, Vera List Courtyard
65 West 11th Street
Admission: Free
Where We Are Now (WWAN), an open and loosely organized platform
initiated in 2007 by a group of artists, curators, activists and
writers, intends to illuminate, deepen, and amplify the discourse around
an aesthetic practice with political content. In celebration of the
inaugural issue of WWAN’s online journal, participants gather to
discuss their explorations of the first volume’s guiding theme:
The Aesthetics and Politics of Intimacy.
Intimacy is frequently thought of in terms of rawness, confluence, and
proximity. The space of intimacy often feels atemporal, privileging the
safety of disclosure and heightened physiological, sexual, or affective
response. But how does a geopolitical and micropolitical understanding
of the conditions that frame intimacy question notions of the body and
self? Edited by Marisa Jahn and Sofía Hernández Chong Cui, Issue #1
examines these questions from the perspectives of art, architecture,
film, and law.
Contributors include Svetlana Boym, Rene Gabri, Joseph Grima, Ed
Halter, Jean-Baptise Labrun, Jill Magid, Dave Rankin & Marisa Jahn, and
Mary Anne Staniszewski. The launch features a performance and reading by
Jill Magid and Eddie Vas.
WWAN invites public commentary on what it produces and welcomes
suggestions and listings about events, lectures, workshops, and public
projects that pertain to art and politics in New York City. For more
information, visit www.wherewearenow.org.
EVENT INFORMATION: 212.229.5353, specialprograms@newschool.edu, or
www.newschool.edu/publicprograms.
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