Recent & Upcoming Events

Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship

October 19, 2013, 7 pm / Fillip is pleased to announce a special launch and screening for Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship, London.

Released in conjunction with Issue 18 of Fillip magazine, the booklet Slide Shows documents a specially commissioned Web video project by French curator Charlotte Cheetham on the landscape of international art publishing and design. Originally taking the form of a series of video presentations by publishers, designers, and artists, Slide Shows offers one possible cross section of a newly emergent field of book production. This publication documents the project, serving as a pocket reference to each of the profiles included in the series.

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Institutions by Artists: Session Two

January 6, 2014 / During its co-emergence with countercultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s, artist-run initiatives in North America provided a space for the presentation and legitimization of experimental work and for the assertion of socially progressive and politically radical ideas and questions. In making such spaces available, artist-run initiatives have operated alternately as flashpoints for heated debates and controversies, as well as platforms for social understanding and re-imagining for their audiences. Sites for both mythmaking and reality checking, artist-run initiatives have been fraught with contradictions and yet have offered rare opportunities for exercising artistic, social, and political potential. Inspired by the nuances and paradoxes of artist-run institution building, presenters in this session will reflect on incidents, whether fictional or factual, from the histories of artist-run initiatives to project foreseeable futures.

Marie-Josee Jean and Walter Benjamin
Slavs and Tatars
Eva Weinmayr

Moderated By
Amy Zion

This talk was originally presented in October, 2012, as part of Institutions by Artists, organized by Fillip, The Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, and The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference.