== is a work by New York based artist Matt Keegan and features newly commissioned essays, interviews between artists and editioned works. It consists of a book and five multiples by internationally known artists such as Liz Deschenes, Nikolas Gambaroff, James Richards, Kay Rosen and Erika Vogt.
The ten critical texts regarding the five artists are from:
- Sarah Charlesworth and Carter Mull for Liz Deschenes
- Chris Kraus and Nora Schultz for Nikolas Gambaroff
- Ed Atkins and Steve Reinke for James Richards
- Alejandro Cesarco and Cary Leibowitz for Kay Rosen
- Math Bass and John Miller for Erika Vogt
The publication includes interviews by:
- Ajay Kurian & Sreshta Rit Premnath
- Caleb Considine & Caitlin MacBride
- Josh Tonsfeldt & Uri Aran
- Alex Kwartler & Michele Abeles
- Paul Lee & Jacob Robichaux
Although it looks like it, == is not the catalogue of an exhibition. It is exactly the opposite, it is an independent project, conceived ahead of an exhibition. In fact, Matt Keegan has devised an exhibition from the publication, rather than the traditional reverse. Even more, an illimited number of venues may be produced. Emphasizing the wall as a page, each one provides a temporary container for ==’s various parts, allowing Matt Keegan to act as the protagonist for the fictive curatorial project. The first proposal for the exhibition is held from May 12 to June 30,2012 at mfc-michèle didier gallery.
The enigmatic title of this publication refers to html programming and the double equal sign is used to create equivalent fields. Open to various pronunciations, this symbol points to the plurality of this edition and its future life as a computer file.
Research is everywhere. Architects incite action, design materials and archive cities. They capitalize upon the excess energy of practice to launch unsolicited experiments into the world, or sidestep clients by joining forces with government think tanks. Discussions from classrooms have found currency at town halls, and findings from construction sites have migrated into basement laboratories. Yet for all of its vitality, research eludes definition. The term describes everything and nothing, leaving its assumptions–the drive towards innovation, certainty, and influence, for example–unexamined.
ARPA Journal is a forum for debates on what is applied research in architecture. We scrutinize techniques of inquiry to examine their ethical stance and spark ideas for their potential transformation. If the term applied research conventionally describes a practice adulterated by practical concern or funding bias, ARPA Journal asks how research can embrace its entangled nature, and experiment with the very problem of autonomy in application.
BULLETINS OF THE SERVING LIBRARY is a composite printed/electronic publication that follows a direct line from Dot Dot Dot, the semi-annual journal founded in 2000 and published by Dexter Sinister. The “bulletins” that make up each issue are first published online as PDFs at www.servinglibrary.org over a six-month period, then assembled, printed and distributed separately in Europe and in the U.S.A. Each collection makes up a semester's worth of loosely-themed material, with its constituent PDFs grouped together on the website.
continent. exists as a platform for thinking through media. text, image, video, sound and new forms of publishing online are presented as reflections on and challenges to contemporary conditions in politics, media studies, art, film and philosophical thought. continent. will appear in low frequency throughout the year. In previous years this has followed a roughly quarterly schedule.
The DATA browser book series explores new thinking and practice at the intersection of contemporary art, digital culture and politics. The series takes theory or criticism not as a fixed set of tools or practices, but rather as an evolving chain of ideas that recognise the conditions of their own making. The term "browser" is useful in pointing to the framing device through which data is delivered over information networks and processed by algorithms. Whereas a conventional understanding of browsing suggests surface readings and cursory engagement with the material, the series celebrates the potential of browsing for dynamic rearrangement and interpretation of existing material into new configurations that are open to reinvention. Combining an active verb and noun in the title as a stylistic device, each book includes contributions from established and emerging academics in conventional written forms as well as visual and/or experimental modes.
DATA browser books are open access, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution By Attribution Share Alike License. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy their work so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Books are developed through a peer-review process, and are freely available for download (PDF) as well as for sale through book stores or online (Print and ePUB).
Developed by series editors Geoff Cox and Joasia Krysa, DATA browser was established in 2004 and until 2017 published by Autonomedia, and supported by Arts Council England, Aarhus University and University of Plymouth. With support from the Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, it is now published by Open Humanities Press.
A new project by Droste Effect magazine, Bulletin is a monthly online publication dedicated to curated non-academic art papers.
Bulletin aims to explore the diverse ways in which the complexities of being in contemporary art are expressed. It is fundamental for us to investigate the cultures around the contemporary art world, and to understand what constructs our present. Through non-academic writings from a number of disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions by artists, filmmakers, poets, and theoreticians, Bulletin aims to map the dynamic ways in which cultures use visual means to record, redefine and question once again the historical context and presence in time of different artistic productions.
After a process of editorial curatorship, a selection of the online Bulletins will be published on paper.
Launched in 2008, e-flux journal is a monthly art publication featuring essays and contributions by some of the most engaged artists and thinkers working today. The journal is available online, in PDF format, and in print through a network of distributors.
Beethoven’s deafness designates the lack where all signification is lodged: it appeals to a music not abstract or interior but endowed, one might say, with sensuous intelligibility, with an intelligibility somehow perceivable to the senses. This category is specifically revolutionary, inconceivable in terms of the old aesthetics; the oeuvre which accepts it cannot be received according to pure sensuality, which is always cultural, nor cultural according to an intelligible order which would be that of (rhetorical or thematic) development; without it, neither the modern text nor contemporary music can be accepted.
(Roland Barthes, from “Musica Practica”)
Ear │ Wave │ Event is a web publication founded and edited by Bill Dietz and Woody Sullender.
Founded in Miami in Summer 2013, Fall Semester brings together a diverse group of theorists, critics, researchers, and interested individuals to engage in multifaceted discourse on contemporary society and culture available across multiple platforms.
Fall Semester is the project of artists Felice Grodin, Odalis Valdivieso, Angela Valella, Marcos Valella, and Antonia Wright. Collectively they have developed an organizational strategy to unite the contributors’ discussions into a cohesive program providing a platform for both speakers and attendees. The project arose from their concerns with global issues which have influenced their individual practice and research.
Testing what can be achieved in a sped-up production of discourse, Fall Semester invites noted artists, theoreticians, critics, curators, and cultural practitioners to discuss ideas, then in turn calls on the participants to, in the format of a dialogue, develop a conversation from their respective positions. This initiative is in many ways an experiment in what can happen when new material—like a bomb-drop of new data—is rapidly introduced into local rhetoric.
Field Notes is a free bi-lingual magazine published by the German label Gruenrekorder, edited by Daniel Knef and Lasse-Marc Riek. Generally speaking our magazine is concerned with the phenomenon of sound from the most varied perspectives: artists, musicians, journalists and scientists add to Field Notes with their essays, interviews, travelogues, anecdotes, notes and picture series.
Glass Bead is a research platform and a journal concerned with transfers of knowledge across art, science and philosophy, as well as with their practical and political dimensions.
It was conceived and is run by Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard and Inigo Wilkins. We are artists, art historians and theorists based in Paris and London.
Glass Bead’s project is defined by its two distinct yet interconnected activities: Journal and Research.
Research comprises the organization of private and public Events (workshops, conferences), an Audio Research Program (made of the recording of the talks of the events and of special interviews), and a Research Platform, in which the community of participants to the events is invited to share elements of their current research.
Each issue of the Journal is dedicated to the exploration of the theoretical, political or aesthetic dimensions of a specific “site”, and can be seen as a point of synthesis in the activity of Research.