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Of Times Recent and Distant
March 30, 2011, 7pm / Fillip and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery are pleased to invite you to the Toronto launch of the spring issue of Fillip magazine and several of Fillip’s recently published books. The launch will be preceded by “‘Everything is Dangerous’: A Case for the Pamphlet as Criticism,” a talk by Fillip Editor Kristina Lee Podesva.
Fillip 13 includes texts by Carson Chan, Anthony Downey, Lisa Marshall, Claire Tancons, and Ryan Trecartin, among others. The issue also introduces Intangible Economies, a new, ongoing series edited by Associate Editor Antonia Hirsch, with essays by Jan Verwoert and Candice Hopkins.
Books available at this event will include Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism, with essays by Diedrich Diederichsen, James Elkins, Maria Fusco, Sven Lütticken, Tom Morton, William Wood, and Tirdad Zolghadr, among others (co-published with Artspeak, Vancouver), and Komma, an artist’s book by Antonia Hirsch with accompanying essays by Maria Muhle and Kristina Lee Podesva.
In her talk “Everything is Dangerous,” Fillip Editor Kristina Lee Podesva will argue for the possibilities of the pamphlet as a new vehicle for criticism. Within the context of Fillip’s editorial vision and publication projects, she will discuss a new pamphlet series and the broader philosophy underlying the form and function of the pamphlet. She will explore its singular and peculiar form of impassioned criticism to initiate new conversations on contemporary art inspired by the spirit of nineteenth-century propagandist pamphlets.
The title of this talk is taken from Michel Foucault, who once said: “My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to hyper- and pessimistic-activism.”
The talk with be followed by a Q and A session with Podesva and Toronto-based Fillip Associate Editor Kate Steinmann.
Hart House Music Room
7 Hart House Circle
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About Fillip Events
Fillip presents ongoing public programming focussing on talks and facilitated discussions by emerging local and international artists and writers. These local events are complimented Fillip’s regular participation in international book fairs, exhibitions, and conferences.
Unless otherwise noted, events hosted by Fillip are free and open to the public. Space is typically limited, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a seat. Unless an alternate location is given, events are held at Fillip’s Vancouver studio at 305 Cambie Street. Please buzz or call 604 781 4417 for access.