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Listening Group: The Red Krayola
July 20th, 2017

In conjunction with the release of the Hotel Theory Reader, Fillip is pleased to present a Listening Group focused on the music of the Red Krayola at Selectors’ Records followed by an afterparty at the Projection Room.

Join curator Jordan Strom and musician Casey Wei for an evening looking at the radical output of the experimental band the Red Krayola (originally the Red Crayola). Active on and off since 1966, the group’s output defies easy classification. As a Pitchfork review of their 1967 album “The Parable of Arable Land” surmised, “It’s a band that has no idea how to play its instruments. In fact, they don’t even know what instruments are.” the Red Krayola was founded in Texas by visual artist Mayo Thompson, writer Frederick Barthelme, and musician Steve Cunningham and is a frequent collaborator of British conceptual art group Art & Language.

Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Free afterparty at the Projection Room (upstairs at the Fox Cabaret) beginning at 9 pm with music by Darwin Meyers. Everyone welcome!

Jordan Strom is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Surrey Art Gallery and a former editor at Fillip. Casey Wei is a Vancouver-based artist, musician, and the curator of art rock?, a monthly performance night held at The Astoria.

The Hotel Theory Reader is the fourth title in Fillip’s ongoing Folio Series presenting writing by critics, artists, and curators that engages specific and recurring questions on international contemporary art. This anthology explores the possibilities of theory as an art form, bringing together ideas initially explored in an exhibition organized in 2015 at REDCAT | CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts. The book assembles a collection of texts by David Antin, Art & Language, Ruth Estévez, Bruce Hainley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Chris Kraus, Snejanka Mihaylova, Sohrab Mohebbi, Cally Spooner, V-Girls, Danna Vajda, and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Edited by Sohrab Mohebbi in collaboration with Ruth Estévez, Hotel Theory Reader is co-published by Fillip and REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater), Los Angeles.

Event History
2019
  1. E.S.P.: Ecologies
  2. Reading Group: Rebecca La Marre in Conversation with Tiziana La Melia
  3. Reading Group: The Culture Game with Patrick Cruz
  4. David Reinfurt: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
  5. E.S.P.: Visible Language Workshop
  6. Means of Production: Value Systems with Sarah Williams
  7. Stagelessness with Groupa o.k.
  8. E.S.P.: Visual Fields
2018
  1. Means of Production: On the Difficult with Jaclyn Bruneau
  2. Means of Production: Living as an Artist with Eli Bornowsky
  3. Means of Production: W.A.G.E. with Andrea Fraser
  4. Kandis WIlliams: Reproduction is Not a Metaphor
  5. Means of Production: Photography as Tool with Winfried Heininger
  6. Listening Group: VWAM
  7. Means of Production: Research with Mercedes Eng
  8. Means of Production: Criticism with Steffanie Ling
  9. Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
  10. Means of Production: Printing with Brick Press
  11. Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
2017
  1. Reading Group: Nathan Crompton on Utopias
  2. Reading Group: Antonia Pinter
  3. Listening Group: The Red Krayola
  4. Supplement Launch: Berlin
  5. V-Girls: The Question of Manet's Olympia
  6. Hotel Theory Reader: Vancouver Launch
2016
  1. Reading Group: Zanna Gilbert
  2. Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. Reading Group: Grant Arnold
  4. Reading Group: Martine Syms
2015
  1. John C. Welchman: Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver
  2. SWARM XVI: Fillip, Punk 'til You Punk
  3. Eternal Network
2014
  1. Fillip Office Open House!
  2. Fillip 19 Launch and Screening
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. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  2. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  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