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Confounding Expectations XI: Open Cover Before Striking

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This panel discussion examines the viability of the conventionally printed and published book —monographic, serial, facsimile, high-value, low-budget, no-budget, and otherwise—as a means of artistic production in view of digital media. At a time of mass convergence, when much of the social experience is structured by virtual, electronic means, how might the physical and material residue of small-scale publications distinguish themselves from a space apart for resistance and subjectivity? Moderated by Gil Blank, the panel includes artists Roe Ethridge and Collier Schorr, with James Hoff and Miriam Katzeff of Primary Information.

Adapted from Lewis Hine, "Young Newsboy With Papers," 1911.

Adapted from Lewis Hine, "Young Newsboy With Papers," 1911.

The Aperture Foundation, publisher of Aperture magazine, is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to the support and advancement of photography as a fine art. In collaboration with the Photography Program in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Confounding Expectations XI is generously supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Henry Nias Foundation, the ASMP Fund, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation. The lecture series has been hosted by The New School since 2001.

Collier Schorr, artist and author of Blumen (2010)
Roe Ethridge, artist and author of Rockaway, NY (2008)
James Hoff and Miriam Katzeff, publishers and founders of Primary Information
Gil Blank, photographer and founding editor of Influence magazine

Confounding Expectations XI: Open Cover Before Striking
Thursday, April 8, 2010—7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Admission: Free

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