Documents of Contemporary Art: The Magazine

with Gwen Allen

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    Aspen Magazine. Archive display at the Whitechapel Gallery 2012. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery.

Past Event

This event was on Thu14 Apr, 7pm

A talk launching The Magazine, the latest title in the Documents of Contemporary Art book series, with editor Gwen Allen.

Led by Gwen Allen (Associate Professor of Art History at San Francisco State University) this discussion explores the importance of the magazine in visual arts, from a platform to a medium.

Speakers include curator Vivian Ziherl and Teal Triggs (Associate Dean in the School of Communication, Royal College of Art).

Documents of Contemporary Art are published by the Whitechapel Gallery and MIT press. See the full series of books here.

About the speakers

Gwen Allen is Associate Professor of History of Art at San Francisco University. She is the author of Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (MIT Press).

Teal Triggs is an educator, historian and writer whose research focuses primarily on graphic design history, design research methods, self-publishing and feminism. She has led interdisciplinary research teams within the broader field of information environments exploring the role of information in public spaces and community-based learning.

Vivian Ziherl is a former participant of the de Appel Curatorial Programme, and holds degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies, as well as Visual Art. She is Curator at If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part Of Your Revolution, an institution dedicated to exploring performance and performativity in contemporary art; as well as undertaking independent projects, research and writing.

Documents of Contemporary Art: The Magazine

Edited by Gwen Allen
Price: £16.95
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