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Of Times Recent and Distant
March 30th, 2011

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
Toronto, ON

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