TUESDAY, JULY 17
Screening: “Maso et Miso Vont En Bateau,” at the Kitchen
Organized by Stéphanie Jeanjean and Alaina Claire Feldman around the themes of protest and satire, this two-day program, spanning Tuesday and Wednesday, features screenings of feminist videos made by radical pioneering French film collectives followed by discussions with artists and writers Elisabeth Subrin, K8 Hardy, Kate Millet, Georgia Sagri and Martha Wilson. The event aims to recognize the contribution of these collectives in the Western canon of media studies and feminism. A number of works will be making their English and American debuts. —Rozalia Jovanovic
Following in the tradition of its Ice Cream and Creamier books, Phaidon just recently released another hulking contemporary art survey. This one is called Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks—the works are selected by eight top-flight curators like Bice Curiger, Massimiliano Gioni and Okwui Enwezor. It’s a pleasurable anthology, with some nice quirks. But more on that another time. We just wanted to share this tiny excerpt from a roundtable discussion among the participants and Phaidon editor Craig Garrett.
Over at Vice, the writer and curator Bob Nickas has a new column called Komplaint Dept., where he’s been taking on artists like Christian Marclay and, most recently, Richard Prince.