Maria Fusco’s most recent book is With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form (Los Angeles / Vancouver: New Documents, 2013), a collection of short stories The Mechanical Copula (Berlin / New York: Sternberg Press, 2011), published in French as Copulation Mécanique (Paris: éditions ère, 2012). She is also the founder/editorial director of The Happy Hypocrite a semi-annual journal for and about experimental art writing and is currently a Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible: A two day event on New Narratives in Art Writing.
MARIA FUSCO, EILEEN MYLES, LYNNE TILLMAN, JACOB WREN
April 4–April 5, 2014
Building on the West Coast literary movement known as New Narrative, There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible brings together four writers at the edge of literary and contemporary art writing in the voices of Maria Fusco, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Jacob Wren.
As a literary genre, New Narrative addresses the structure of narrative by experimenting in fragmentation, poetic strategies, and autobiographical allusions. As a formal conceit, New Narrative is an embodied form of writing, a type of creative non-fiction that relies on presence as much as memory.
As a weekend of readings and responses in Vancouver, British Columbia, There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible aims to re-contextualize the field of contemporary art writing as both a form and a labour of creative production. Developing alongside poetry, literary, and art histories, the field of art writing is in itself a spectrum of craft and praxis to be discussed and reflected upon critically.
April 4, 7–9 pm, Eileen Myles and Jacob Wren
April 5, 2–5 pm, Lynne Tillman and Maria Fusco
At the Western Front Grand Luxe Hall
Doors will open half an hour prior. First come first serve seating. No latecomers.
Co-presented by 221A, Artspeak, and Western Front. Organized by Amy Fung.
The title for this event is a line from an Eileen Myles text on Martha Diamond.
ELI BORNOWSKY, JEFF DERKSEN, MARIA FUSCO, KEN LUM, SVEN LUTTICKEN, JON PYLYPCHUK, CATE RIMMER, MARINA ROY
August 1–August 31, 2011
Please enjoy these summer reading “picks” from a selection of local and international artists and writers, including Eli Bornowsky, Jeff Derksen, Maria Fusco, Ken Lum, Sven Lutticken, Jon Pylypchuk, Cate Rimmer, and Marina Roy.
The PDF is available here.
Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism Forum
JEFF DERKSEN, DIEDRICH DIEDRICHSEN, MARIA FUSCO, TOM MORTON, WILLIAM WOOD, TIRDAD ZOLGHADR
February 27–February 28, 2009
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Theatre 301, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism, is a two-day forum on the state of contemporary art criticism co-organized by Artspeak and Fillip. Through a keynote address by Tirdad Zolghadr and two panels made up of international critics Diedrich Diederichsen, Jeff Derksen, Maria Fusco, Tom Morton and William Wood, the forum seeks to address what is at stake in the shifting value of judgment within contemporary art writing. A renewed interest in the efficacy and function of art criticism has arisen in the last decade, embedded in art market speculation, global conflict and recent economic crises. This forum will engage with the key issues produced from these conversations, specifically returning to the role of valuation in contemporary art writing.
The forum will result in a book-length publication of papers and conversations derived from the event to be co-published by Artspeak and Fillip in late 2009.
For more information see: www.judgmentandartcriticism.com
FEBRUARY 27, 7PM / Keynote: Tirdad Zolghadr
Tirdad Zolghadr podcast: http://fillip.ca/podcast/2009-07-10
FEBRUARY 28, 10:30AM – 1PM / Panel One: Kristina Lee Podesva, Tom Morton, William Wood
William Wood podcast: http://fillip.ca/podcast/2009-07-17
Tom Morton podcast: http://fillip.ca/podcast/2009-07-24
FEBRUARY 28, 2:30PM – 5PM / Panel Two: Jeff Derksen, Diedrich Diederichsen, Maria Fusco
Diedrich Diedrichsen podcast: http://fillip.ca/podcast/2009-08-07
Maria Fusco podcast: http://fillip.ca/podcast/2009-07-31
Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
Title: Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
Writers: Jeff Derksen, Diedrich Diederichsen, James Elkins, Maria Fusco, Sven Lutticken, Tom Morton, Kristina Lee Podesva, William Wood, Tirdad Zolghadr
Editor: Jeff Khonsary, Melanie O’Brian
Design: The Future
Printer: DieKeure, Belgium
Publisher: Artspeak, Fillip Editions
Year published: 2010
Binding: Perfect Bound
Features: Edge painting, green
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 19 x 11.5 x 1.5 cm
Price: $20 CDN
Artspeak and Fillip are pleased to launch Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism. The result of a public forum and reading room (held in 2009 at Emily Carr University and at Artspeak respectively) that investigated the role of valuation art criticism, this publication features commissioned texts by forum presenters and respondents: Jeff Derksen, Diedrich Diederichsen, James Elkins, Maria Fusco, Sven Lütticken, Tom Morton, Kristina Lee Podesva, William Wood and Tirdad Zolghadr. Examining the efficacy and function of art criticism, the publication focuses on the role of judgment in contemporary art writing and includes transcriptions from forum discussions with the Vancouver audience.
Co–edited by Jeff Khonsary and Melanie O’Brian and co–published by Artspeak and Fillip. The book is distributed by Motto Distribution, Berlin and available directly from Artspeak and Fillip.