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Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
May 1st, 2012

Fillip is pleased to present a special launch for its sixteenth issue with contributing writers Ariella Azoulay (Israel), Elle Flanders (Toronto), and Tamira Sawatzky (Toronto) and Fillip Associate Editor Kate Steinmann (Chicago). Join us for an evening of film, food, and conversation at Beit Zatoun, a Toronto-based Palestinian cultural centre.

Azoulay, a renowned photography historian, curator, writer, and filmmaker, will show an excerpt from her recently completed film Civil Alliance, Palestine, 1947–1948 (2012), which reconstructs what can be described as a civil race against the clock that took place in Palestine in the months leading up to the founding of the State of Israel, in May 1948.

Award-winning Toronto-area architect-filmmakers Flanders and Sawatzky (Public Studio) will screen an excerpt from their acclaimed film Road Movie (2011), which takes viewers on journeys along the segregated roads of the West Bank. Flanders and Sawatzky will also present excerpts from their new project West Bank Atlas, commissioned for Fillip 16.

Azoulay’s, Flanders’s, and Sawatzky’s contributions to Fillip 16 are part of the ongoing series Apparatus, Capture, Trace: Photography and Biopolitics, edited by Steinmann, who will introduce these special guests.

Copies of Fillip 16 will be available at the launch, as will copies of Azoulay’s visual essay Different Ways not to Say Deportation, published as part of Apparatus, Capture, Trace in a supplement to Fillip 16.

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Map)
Toronto, Canada

Participants

Ariella Azoulay teaches visual culture and political philosophy. She is the director of Photo-Lexic Research Group at Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University. Among her recent books are Civil Imagination: The Political Ontology of Photography (forthcoming, Verso, 2012) and From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947–1950 (Pluto Press, 2011). She is Curator of Potential History (2012, Stuk/Artefact, Louven), Untaken Photographs (2010, Igor Zabel Award, the Moderna galerija, Lubljana; Zochrot, Tel Aviv), and Everything Could Be Seen (2004, Umm el-Fahem Gallery of Art), and is a director of documentary films, among them I Also Dwell Among Your Own People: Conversations with Azmi Bishara (2004) and The Chain Food (2004). For more information, see http://cargocollective.com/AriellaAzoulay.

Elle Flanders is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. She was raised in Montreal and Jerusalem and holds both an MA in Critical Theory and an MFA from Rutgers University. Her work has been exhibited at museums and festivals internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and the Berlin International Film Festival. She directed the award-winning feature documentary Zero Degrees of Separation (2005), which has screened and been broadcast worldwide. Flanders is a PhD candidate in the Visual Arts Studio Program at York University, where she also teaches.

Tamira Sawatzky is an award-winning architect and artist working in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Art Gallery at York University (AGYU), and Flux Factory, New York. Together with Elle Flanders, she founded Public Studio; their recent works include Kino Pravda 3G (2010–11), a multi-channel video installation, and What Isn’t There (2011), a photo installation.

Kate Steinmann is Associate Editor at Fillip and Director of Publications at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She holds an MA in art history from the University of British Columbia, where she is currently a PhD candidate in art history, pursuing studies in contemporary photography. She is also Associate Editor at Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vancouver.

Event History
2013
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
2012
  1. Institutions by Artists
  2. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  3. Sumi Ink Club
  4. Grouper: Sleep
  5. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  6. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  7. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  8. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  9. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  10. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  11. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
2011
  1. Intangible Economies
  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
  4. Recent Publications
  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
2010
  1. The AAAARG Library
  2. Everything is Dangerous
  3. Fillip 12 Now Available
  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  18. Getting Something Into One's Head
2009
  1. Autogestion Book Launch
  2. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  3. Fillip Summer Sale
  4. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  5. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  6. David Horvitz of ASDF
  7. Montréal Launch and Collaboration
  8. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  9. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
  10. Fillip Review Panel: February 2009
2008
  1. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  2. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
  6. Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister
  7. Next: Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art
  8. Paul Chan Screening
  9. Issue Seven Vancouver Launch & Talk
  10. 22nd KIOSK Exhibition in Rennes
2007
  1. Fillip at castillo/corrales, Paris
  2. Fillip at the New York Art Book Fair
  3. LA Launch and Talk
  4. A History of Tokyo Art Speak
  5. Issue Five Vancouver Launch
2006
  1. New York Art Book Fair
  2. Word on the Street
  3. The Invisible Reading Room
  4. Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication
2005
  1. Fillip Issue 1 Launch