05.22.2003

Paula Cooper’s new exhibition space and bookstore

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Date/Time: 22/05/2003 12:00 am


Paula Cooper’s new exhibition space and bookstore, 192 Books, opens on May 22nd.
Attached is a press release outlining our program and the first readings which will be held at the bookstore.
I hope you will be able to join us for those, and in any case, that you will be able to come by soon.
I look forward to seeing you then.
With all best regards,
Julie Baranes
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P A U L A C O O P E R G A L L E R Y
534 WEST 21ST STREET, NEW YORK 10011 TELEPHONE 212.255.1105 FACSIMILE 212.255.5156
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OPENING MAY 22nd: 192 BOOKS
New bookstore and exhibition space on Chelsea’s 10th Avenue
Opening exhibit: Human Wrongs: Literature and Art of Protest
David Fromkin to speak on the creation of the Middle East
NEW YORK CITY – Paula Cooper and Jack Macrae are pleased to announce the opening of a bookstore and exhibition space at 192 10th Ave (at 21st St.) in New York City. A general-interest bookstore, 192 Books will feature key works of literature and history, art and criticism, the social and natural sciences, travel and children’s books.
Occasional exhibits will bring together words and images to trace connections between art and literature, with a view toward promoting a dialog between readers and art lovers in the Chelsea community and beyond. The first show, Human Wrongs: Literature and Art of Protest, will explore expressions of protest against political and social ills from Tom Paine and Voltaire to Albert Camus, Václav Havel, Joan Didion, and Susan Sontag. Art by Hans Haacke, Claes Oldenburg, Adrian Piper—among others—will be on display at the opening.
192 BOOKS will host an extensive series of readings, signings, group readings and discussions by important writers from here and abroad. David Fromkin’s A Peace to End all Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East will inaugurate the program on May 22nd at 6:30p.m. Jonathan Schell will speak about his new book, The Unconquerable World, on June 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
192 BOOKS’ title and art selections will be directed by Paula Cooper, Jack Macrae, Julie Baranes and Anthony Allen. Store hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except on author appearance days), Tuesday through Saturday. A website (www.192books.com) will be online June 15th.
For more information, please contact Julie Baranes: julie@paulacoopergallery.com.
Phone: (212) 255-1105; fax (212) 255-5156.
After May 15th: (212) 255-4022; fax (212) 255-7768.

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