Liese’s ‘Social Medium’ at NY Book Fair


Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015, the first major anthology of 21st-century artists’ writings, will debut at the New York Art Book Fair, with preview copies and a panel discussion on 18th September at 3:00 PM.

A collection of seventy-five texts by artist-writers from around the world, Social Medium, is edited by Writing Center director Jennifer Liese and published by Paper Monument, the Brooklyn-based press edited by Dushko Petrovich (Critic, Painting) and Roger White (Critic, Painting). Its texts—essays, criticism, manifestos, diaries, scripts, blog posts, and tweets—witness a moment of artists writing more often and influentially than ever before and chart a complex era in the art world and the world at large. Brian Wallis, editor of Blasted Allegories: An Anthology of Writings by Contemporary Artists (1987) has called Social Medium “a user’s guide to the postinternet era” and poet Eileen Myles describes it as “a deep vacation into the present, which we totally need.”

See for details on the book and other forthcoming events, including the official launch: an evening of readings and performance at The Kitchen in New York on 20th October 2016.

book, Dushko Petrovich, Jennifer Liese, New York Book Fair, Roger White, Social Medium

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