Citational Choices (exhibition pamphlet)

Published by La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, 2022, 4 pages with insert (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €4

Citational Choices takes La Trobe University’s Etta Hirsh Ceramics Collection as its point of departure. The exhibition combines ceramics with archival material, moving image, sculpture and exhibition design. Together, these elements unravel the biographical stories present within the collection itself – those of Etta Hirsh, of a local art scene, of La Trobe Art Institute, and now, in the case of this exhibition, everyone newly involved. Through contemporary works which engage with personal and material archives, the exhibition pays particular attention to the stories – the anecdotal and the informal ones – that don’t often make it onto the record. Artists include Anna Daučíková, Luke Fowler, Gail Hastings, Rita Keegan and the Rita Keegan Archive Project. Exhibition design in collaboration with Maud Vervenne. Curated by Isabelle Sully

#2022 #annadaučíková #ceramics #ephemera #isabellesully #lukefowler #maudvervenne #ritakeegan
Kop op Kop [Head to Head] (Translations) Moniek Toebosch

Published by Playbill, Amsterdam, 2022, 52 pages, 12.5 × 20 cm, English

Price: €3

Booklet of English translations produced on the occasion of Playbill Act II: Moniek Toebosch at Torpedo Theatre, Amsterdam June 24, 2022.

Directly engaging with the theatrical setting of Torpedo Theater, the forty-five short texts composing theater-maker, artist, educator and broadcaster Moniek Toebosch’s 1994 work Kop op Kop [Head to Head] were performed as a one-person play by television and radio presenter Adeline van Lier. First exhibited as part of the Stedelijk Museum’s 1994 exhibition Couplet 3, the work—for which Toebosch wrote monologues and poems to accompany a selection of portraits held in the Stedelijk Museum’s collection—is one of many pieces produced by Toesbosch that interweave text with performance and/or its implications.

Designed by Maud Vervenne.

#2022 #ephemera #isabellesully #marthajager #maudvervenne #moniektoebosch #playbill
Playbill Act II: Moniek Toebosch

Published by Playbill, Amsterdam, 2022, 1 page, 25.4 × 40 cm, English

Price: €1

Programme produced on the occasion of Playbill Act II: Moniek Toebosch at Torpedo Theatre, Amsterdam June 24, 2022.

Directly engaging with the theatrical setting of Torpedo Theater, the forty-five short texts composing theater-maker, artist, educator and broadcaster Moniek Toebosch’s 1994 work Kop op Kop [Head to Head] were performed as a one-person play by television and radio presenter Adeline van Lier. First exhibited as part of the Stedelijk Museum’s 1994 exhibition Couplet 3, the work—for which Toebosch wrote monologues and poems to accompany a selection of portraits held in the Stedelijk Museum’s collection—is one of many pieces produced by Toesbosch that interweave text with performance and/or its implications.

Designed by Maud Vervenne.

#2022 #ephemera #isabellesully #marthajager #maudvervenne #moniektoebosch #playbill
Continuity Girl Naomi Pearce

Published by Unbidden Tongues, Rotterdam & Kunstverein München, München, 2022, 112 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 16 cm, English

Price: €9

Unbidden Tongues #7: Continuity Girl unpacks the ‘forensic feminist methodology’ developed by writer, curator and administrator Naomi Pearce. Informed by research conducted in various personal archives of women administrators of artist studio spaces in London from the 1970s until now, the components of Pearce’s writing span mortuary field notes, interview transcripts, intimate first-person accounts and an auto-fictive mystery novella. These various evidentiary approaches blend to form an unconventional casebook that puts forward the complicating factors underpinning the process of writing history in the first place. In this particular title, the biographical lens focuses on Shirley Read—a photographer, writer, teacher, administrator and oral historian, whose work has been largely overlooked, until now.

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Unbidden Tongues #3.1 Adrian Piper

Published by Unbidden Tongues, Rotterdam, 2022, folded poster (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 59.4 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €3

Unbidden Tongues #3.1: Adrian Piper is a poster to accompany Unbidden Tongues #3: Adrian Piper: Necessary Questions. This poster, housed in the archive of Kunstverein München and announcing Piper’s exhibition there in 1992, was reprinted in February 2022 on the occasion of Unbidden Tongues’ participation in On and Off the Grid, a yearly program of presentations and events dedicated to various form(at)s of publishing at the Schaufenster am Hofgarten, Kunstverein München.

More information on the original exhibition can be found here.

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Cutting Out Reading the New York Times Lorraine O’Grady

Published by Unbidden Tongues, 2022, 12 pages (b/w ill.), 21.7 × 28 cm, English

Price: €4

Produced on the occasion of the event Unbidden Tongues #6: Cutting Out Reading the New York Times, Saturday, April 9 from 4-6pm. The event unfolded over a newly conceived spoken-word version of Lorraine O’Grady’s collage series Cutting Out the New York Times. The initial work consists of 26 “cut-out” or “found” newspaper poems that O’Grady made on consecutive Sundays from June to November in 1977.

It is the sixth title from Unbidden Tongues, a series edited by Isabelle Sully that focuses on previously produced yet relatively uncirculated work by cultural practitioners busy with questions surrounding civility and civic life—particularly so in relation to language.

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