UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday, September 19
7:00pm

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

Printed in Germany
(Walther König, 2014)

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The Production Line of Happiness
(Art Institute of Chicago, 2014)

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Over the course of his thirty-five year career, Christopher Williams has produced photographs that engage the conventions of photojournalism, picture archives, and commercial imagery - often through a wry combination of parody and homage - and explore their sociopolitical contexts and implications. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist questions the communication mechanisms and aesthetic conventions that influence our understanding of reality.

Printed in Germany is the second volume in an ambitious series of books developed by Williams in conjunction with his first major museum survey, The Production Line of Happiness, a critically acclaimed exhibition co-organized for 2014-2015 by The Art Institute of Chicago with The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Following the first publication, an exhibition catalogue that relied more heavily on text than image, Printed in Germany was conceived to exist as a stand-alone visual object and extend the artist's conceptual and aesthetic concerns into book form.

Born in Los Angeles in 1956, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the first wave of West Coast conceptual artists, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler, only to become one of his generation's leading conceptualists. He lives and works in Cologne and Los Angeles.


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Monday, September 22
7:00pm

DANIEL KEHLMANN

F: A Novel
(Pantheon Books, 2014)

From the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, here is a dazzling tragicomedy about three brothers whose father takes on the occult.

Arthur is a dilettante, a wannabe writer who decides to fill an afternoon by taking his three young sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. While allowing one of them to be called onto stage and made a spectacle of, Arthur declares himself to be immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in all magic. That night, Arthur empties the family bank account, takes his passport, and vanishes.

But what of the boys? Martin, painfully shy, grows up to be a Catholic priest without a vocation. Eric becomes a financier, losing touch with reality as he faces ruin, while Ivan, destined for glory as a painter, instead becomes a forger. They've settled into their life choices, but when the summer of the global financial crisis dawns they're thrown together again with cataclysmic results.

DANIEL KEHLMANN is a German-Austrian novelist. He has won the Candide Prize, the Kleist Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize, among others.


Previous Books Include:
Me and Kaminski (2003)
Measuring the World (2006)
Fame (2009)

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Wednesday, September 24
6:30pm

KELLEY WALKER

Kelley Walker
(PJC, Paula Cooper Gallery)

(Book Signing Only)

This comprehensive catalogue was published on the occasion of New York–based artist Kelley Walker's (born 1969) solo exhibition at the Paula Cooper Gallery in 2014.

The catalogue begins with an essay by noted art historian Robert Hobbs, which examines the technical and conceptual scope of Walker's art. Hobbs finds parallels between Walker's work and that of Robert Rauschenberg and Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé. The publication also includes 233 superb full-color reproductions which highlight the sharp digital imagery of Walker's multi-panel works, the layered polychrome hues of his silkscreens and the complex spatial play at work in his sculpture. Ten fold-out spreads spanning 40 pages give the reader a sense of the expansive dimensions of his multi-panel silkscreen pieces, the first of which is comprised of 196 parts.


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Monday, October 6
7:00pm

DOROTHEA LASKY

Rome: Poems
(Liveright, 2014)

with ADAM FITZGERALD
The Late Parade
(Liveright, 2013)

"Her Rome is huge and intrepid and perfect, a total gift."—Maggie Nelson, author of Bluets

With each new book, from the grand religiosity of AWE to the flat sadness and nihilism of Black Life to the witchery of Thunderbird, Dorthea Lasky's poems have kept gaining an increasingly robust readership and have influenced an entire generation of new poets, fusing the transcendent vision of the New York School with a kind of performative confessionalism, bringing the force and power of the classical world into the everyday.

Rome, her fourth collection, is a book populated with love's proxies, its wounded animals and desiccated bodies, in league with her chosen poetic company: Catullus and Anne Sexton, Nicki Minaj and Drake. In these poems of high lyricism, Lasky fuses the ancient world, with all its grandiosity and power, with the fierceness and heartbreak of our everyday world, where sometimes all a poet can do is to carry her line like a weapon as she slashes across a landscape of language, strange fascinations, real people, and the imagination.

DORTHEA LASKY is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared in the Paris Review, Poetry, and the Boston Review.


Dorothea Lasky's Previous Books Include:
Awe (2007)
Black Life
(2010)
Thunderbird
(2012)

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Adam Fitzgerald is the author of:
The Late Parade: Poems
(Liveright, 2013)


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Tuesday, October 14
7:00pm

MARK STRAND

Collected Poems
(Knopf, 2014)


Previous Books Include:

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Wednesday, October 15
7:00pm

PAOLO GIORDANO

The Human Body: A Novel
(Pamela Dorman Books, 2014)


Author of:
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)


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Tuesday, October 21
7:00pm

EMMANUEL CARRERE

Limonov:
The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet
Who Became a Bum in New York, A Sensation in France,
and a Political Antihero in Russia

(FSG, 2014)


Previous Books Include:

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Wednesday, October 22
7:00pm

SUSAN HOWE

Spontaneous Particulars:
The Telepathy of Archives
(Christine Burgin / New Directions, 2014)

Previous Books Include:

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Friday, October 24
7:00pm

HEIDI JULAVITS
& LEANNE SHAPTON


Women in Clothes
(Blue Rider Press, 2014)

Through original interviews, conversations, surveys, projects, diagrams and drawings from over six hundred contributors—including Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Elif Batuman, Mac McClelland, Molly Ringwald, Rachel Kushner, Roxane Gay and Sarah Nicole Prikett—Women in Clothes explores the wide range of motives that inform how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means.


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Tuesday, October 28
7:00pm

Publication Release Date
- Book Launch Event -

ANNE RICE

Prince Lestat
(Knopf, 2014)

with VICTORIA WILSON

Interviewed by
ANDREW SEAN GREER

Previous Books in the "Vampire Chronicles" Include:

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Purchase of Prince Lestat is required to attend this event.

Seating is limited. To guarantee a spot at the event, please pre-order a copy of Prince Lestat by following the link below.

 
 


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Thursday, November 13

7:00pm

CHRISTO

Christo and Jeanne-Claude:
In/Out Studio

(Verlag Kettler/D.A.P., 2014)



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