Book Signings

Friday, September 28

Brendan Fernandes: As One. Courtesy of the DePaul Museum of Art.

1:00pm
Brendan Fernandes: As One 

Brendan Fernandes (Canadian, b. Kenya 1979) intertwines colonial and museum histories to explore authorship, authenticity, performance, and identity in relationship to how museums collect and display African objects. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask at DePaul Art Museum, this monograph highlights the artist’s As One series of black-and-white photographs. In this work, Fernandes combines the history of ballet, originated in the French royal court of Louis XIV, and the colonial histories of Western art museums. Brendan Fernandes: As One features essays by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, and W. Ian Bourland, Assistant Professor of Global Contemporary Art History, Georgetown University.

Price: $20
Location: /Dialogues Stage 

New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts. Courtesy of the Authors.

1:00pm
Book Launch & Signing — New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts

Join Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor and Janine Fron for a special signing of their new book NewMedia Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts.

Trailblazing women working in digital arts media and education established the Midwest as an international center for the artistic and digital revolution in the 1980s and beyond — creating an authentic, community-driven atmosphere of creative expression, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration that crossed gender lines and introduced artistically informed approaches to advanced research. Interweaving historical research with interviews and full-color illustrations, New Media Futures captures the spirit and contributions of twenty-two women working within emergent media as diverse as digital games, virtual reality, medicine, super- computing visualization, and browser-based art. 

Price: $40
Location: Library Lounge

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Courtesy of Kavi Gupta. 

3:00pm
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans?

Soul of a Nation surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of 20th-century black artists—including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams, Howardina Pindell, Barkley L. Hendricks, Senga Nengudi, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Charles White, and Frank Bowling, among others—and explores art-historical and social contexts, with subjects ranging from black feminism, to AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups, to the role of museums in the debates of the period and visual art’s relation to the Black Arts Movement. Over 170 artworks by these and many other artists of the era are illustrated in full color. Presented in partnership with Kavi Gupta Gallery.

Price: $34
Location: /Dialogues Stage

Sara J. Winston: A Lick and A Promise. Courtesy of Candor Arts. 

3:00pm
Sara J. Winston: A Lick and A Promise

A Lick and a Promise is a visual journal of Sara J. Winston’s interactions with her parents and her partner in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Each manages a chronic physical condition believed to be caused by a mix of genetic and environmental factors. Winston’s photographs explore struggles in wellness and debility as each maneuvers their respective invisible illness. In her mid-twenties, Winston was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a manageable yet unpredictable chronic disease of the central nervous system. Erratic symptoms of her illness include bouts of temporary double vision, body numbness and fatigue. Shortly after learning of her condition, she returned to her native New York to be near family. The photographs are bookended by text, including a piece written by Winston’s parents, Steven and Marla, about the experience and impact of their daughter’s diagnosis.

Price: $125 (limited edition artist book)
Location: Candor Arts Booth

Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now. Courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

5:00pm
Book Launch | Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now

Edited by Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino (Judith Kirshner, Consulting Editor and Erin Hogan, Sidebars Editor). Chapter Authors: Wendy Greenhouse, Jennifer Jane Marshall, Maggie Taft, Robert Cozzolino, Rebecca Zorach, and Jenni Sorkin. 

Art in Chicago is a magisterial account of the long history of Chicago art, from the rupture of the Great Fire in 1871 to the present. The first single-volume history of art and artists in Chicago, the book—in recognition of the complexity of the story it tells—presents an overlapping sequence of interrelated narratives that together tell a full and nuanced, yet wholly accessible history of visual art in the city. 
Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, this newly launched book will be available for a signing at the /Dialogues Stage through the University of Chicago Press. 

Price: $65 
Location: /Dialogues Stage

Ka-Man Tse: narrow distances. Courtesy of Candor Arts.

5:00pm
Ka-Man Tse: narrow distances 

Published by Candor Arts, narrow distances includes photographs made from 2004–2018, between Hong Kong and New York. The book also includes poetry, essays, and texts in both English and Chinese. Through the work, Ka-Man Tse asks questions of home, identity, community, and subject-hood. What does it mean to look, who has the right to look, what does it mean to be seen? The photographs included in this book address a desire to negotiate multiple and diasporic identities and are made within the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and LGBTQ communities and made through a queer lens.

Price: $80 
Location: Candor Arts Booth 

Up is Down:Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio. Courtesy of the Block Museum of Art.

6:30pm
Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio

This book is the first to examine the work of the innovative Chicago-based design firm, Goldsholl Design Associates, its principals Morton and Millie Goldsholl, and their extensive impact on design and film nationally from the 1950s through the 1970s. Inspired by European modernisms and their training with László Moholy-Nagy at the New Bauhaus in Chicago, the Goldsholls merged avant-garde practices with their commercial design work. Their pioneering work for clients such as Motorola, Martin-Senour, Kimberly-Clark, 7-Up, and Revlon established the firm as leaders in a growing industry, while their groundbreaking work in the new media of television helped redefine the look of everyday visual culture in mid-century America. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, the new research shows how Chicago served as a testing ground, a site where the experimental met the commercial, merging art, experimentation, everyday life, and corporate advertising. Presented in partnership with the Block Museum of Art.

Price: $30
Location: /Dialogues Stage 

Saturday, September 29

To Survive on this Shore. Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery.

12:00pm
To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

 Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from our culture and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States creating To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Older Adults. Seeking subjects whose lived experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location, they traveled from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. The featured individuals have a wide variety of life narratives spanning the last ninety years, offering an important historical record of transgender experience and activism in the United States. The resulting monograph provides a nuanced view into the struggles and joys of growing older as a transgender person and offers a poignant reflection on what it means to live authentically despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

Price: $55.00
Location: Catherine Edelman Gallery Booth

José Lerma: Pintor Interesante. Courtesy of Kavi Gupta. 

1:00pm
José Lerma: Pintor Interesante

José Lerma: Pintor Interesante is the first monograph of the contemporary artist’s work. Focusing on work created between 2007–2017, the publication highlights Lerma’s breadth, inventiveness, and his constant interweaving of history, politics, economics, and the personal. The book features essays by art critic Christian Viveros-Fauné, critic and poet Barry Schwabsky, and an interview with curator Kristin Korolowicz. Presented in partnership with Kavi Gupta Gallery.

 

Price: $45
Location: /Dialogues Stage

Cecil McDonald Jr. : In the Company of Black. Courtesy of Candor Arts.

1:00pm
Cecil McDonald Jr.: In the Company of Black 

In the Company of Black is a book of photographs by multi-disciplinary artist Cecil McDonald Jr. For the past seven years, McDonald has developed a body of work focused on what he describes as “extraordinarily ordinary” people: educators, artists, administrators, business owners, teachers, and students. Complemented with an essay by Tempestt Hazel and poems by avery r. young, McDonald’s In the Company of Black addresses and responds to the vast inaccuracies of Black humanity depicted within American society.

Price: $75 
Location: Candor Arts Booth

Dirk Denison 10 Houses. Courtesy of Dirk Denison Architects.

3:00pm
Dirk Denison 10 Houses

Architect and educator Dirk Denison reflects on the diverse influences that have shaped his practice over 30 years in a volume featuring 10 remarkable houses designed in a broad range of modernist vocabularies—each finely tuned to its site and occupants. Taking the form of an in-depth conversation between architect and educator Dirk Denison and journalist Fred A. Bernstein, this volume chronicles Denison’s childhood in Detroit, travels and early encounters with the arts and architecture, and his education at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. A perceptive interlocutor, Bernstein deftly draws upon Denison’s own insights into how these experiences have influenced his aesthetic sensibilities, design philosophy, and working processes over 30 years of collaborative practice. For design professionals and students of architecture, Dirk Denison 10 Houses draws attention to the manifold ways in which life experiences at all scales nurture and shape a career in the field. More broadly, this book is an engaging read for anyone interested in the gratifying process of conceptualizing and building one’s own home.

Price: $44.95
Location: /Dialogues Stage

Dimensions of Citizenship. Courtesy of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago. 

3:00pm
Dimensions of Citizenship

Globalization, technology, and politics have altered the definition and expectations of citizenship and the right to place. Dimensions of Citizenship documents contributions from the seven firms selected to represent the United States in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. This paperback volume profiles and illustrates each of the US Pavilion contributions and contextualizes them in terms of scale. Drawing inspiration from the Eames’ Power of Ten, Dimensions of Citizenshipprovides a view of belonging across seven stages starting with the individual (Citizen), then the collective (Civic, Region, Nation), and expanding to include all phases of contemporary society, real and projected (Globe, Network, Cosmos). Edited by Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Ann Lui, and Mimi Zeiger. Additional essays—by Ingrid Burrington, Ana María León, and Nicholas de Monchaux, among others—will offer essential and enquiring responses to these themes. Participants in the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale are: Amanda Williams & Andres L. Hernandez with Shani Crowe (Chicago, IL); Design Earth (Cambridge, MA); Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Robert Gerard Pietrusko with Columbia Center for Spatial Research (New York, NY); Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman (San Diego, CA); Keller Easterling (New Haven, CT); SCAPE (New York, NY); and Studio Gang (Chicago, IL). The exhibition was curated by Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, and Mimi Zeiger; and commissioned by the School of the Art Institute Chicago and University of Chicago. 

Price: $25
Location: /Dialogues Stage

A-Lan Holt: Moonwork. Courtesy of Candor Arts. 

3:00pm
A-Lan Holt: Moonwork

Comprised of Poems from 2011–2014, Moonwork carries us on a journey of personal growth through the spectrum of love and its all-consuming qualities of comfort and concern, vulnerable states of bliss and pain, and the powerful transformation that takes place when love is embraced most deeply. Moonwork is a book about cycles. A deeply personal collection about the state of being interconnected with another human being; the poems in this book, written in real-time, are portraits of a poet rising and falling in love.

Price: $25
Location: Candor Arts Booth 

Sunday, September 30

Militant Eroticism: The ART+Positive Archives. Courtesy of Dr. Daniel Berger. 

1:00pm
Militant Eroticism: The ART+Positive Archives

This book is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, a significant affinity group of ACT UP New York during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Staging self-initiated actions, and also participating in larger demonstrations organized by ACT UP, Art+Positive practiced an improvisational approach to activism at the intersection of the AIDS crisis and the culture wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their multiplatform projects were especially focused on fighting AIDS phobia, censorship, homophobia, misogyny, and racism within the art world. Members, collaborators, and contributors to Art+Positive included artists Lola Flash, Nan Goldin, Aldo Hernández, Zoe Leonard, Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, Catherine (Saalfield) Gunn, Julie Tolentino, and David Wojnarowicz. 
 
The Art+Positive archives, assembled by Hunter Reynolds in the mid-1990s, were out of public view for more than twenty years. Art collector and HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Daniel Berger acquired the group’s archives in early 2015. Shortly thereafter, he and artist John Neff presented an exhibition of the archives at Iceberg Projects, Chicago. Militant Eroticism: The ART+Positive Archives, published by the Sternberg Press, documents that exhibition and is extensively illustrated with artworks, documents, protest ephemera, and meeting notes from the Art+Positive archives. Also included are essays by Berger, Neff, and former ACT UP member and scholar Debra Levine. These essays are presented alongside previously unpublished writings by Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, and David Wojnarowicz. Presented in partnership with Sternberg Press.

Price: €28
Location: /Dialogues Stage

Vidvuds Zviedris: 26th of September Street. Courtesy of Candor Arts.

1:00pm
Vidvuds Zviedris: 26th of September Street 

Vidvuds Zviedris’ 26th of September Street is an artist book consisting of drawings and photographs created from 2006–2007 while living and working in Yemen. This book is an edition of 90 books, fifteen will include a clamshell box with an original drawing. This is the first time these drawings and photographs have been organized and presented to public.

Price: $80
Location: Candor Arts Booth

Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply. Courtesy of University of Texas Press.

3:00pm
Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply

With images ranging from Harlem in the 1970s and 2000s, to photographs that commemorate the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, this volume offers a forty-year career retrospective of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" award-winning photographer Dawoud Bey. An introduction by scholar and curator Sarah Lewis, and essays by noted art historians, scholars, and educators—including Hilton Als, Maurice Berger, Jacqueline Terrassa, David Travis, Leigh Raiford, and Deborah Willis—examines Bey’s evolving practice. An illustrated Chronology documents Bey’s diverse New York art community in the 1970s and 80s and places his work in the context of that community. Presented in partnership with the University of Texas Press and the Museum of Contemporary Art Store.

Price: $65
Location: /Dialogues Stage 

Maren Celest: I Saw the Sun. Courtesy of Candor Arts.

3:00pm 
Maren Celest: I Saw the Sun 

I Saw the Sun is an invitation to explore a sure-footedness that is paradoxically rooted in the recognition of the precariousness of life. It looks to distill empathy, awe, urgency and gratitude from the wild desires, fears, and limited time we share together. This book and album are meant to perform publicly a private confrontation and catharsis of fear, sometimes powerfully, sometimes on its hands and knees—in hope of seeing seductive mystery in the unknown, and to turn fear into a tool.

Price: $35
Location: Candor Arts Booth