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Wed, Nov 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The MISSION ROOM AT THE Hook
- Event 7:00pm
- All Ages
- FREE EVENT
*Does not include fees
Paul Chan: A Discussion on the Art of Publishing
Artist, writer, and publisher Paul Chan and Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer discuss the artistry of independent publishing. Also sure to be discussed will be Chan’s new book Above All Waves: Wisdom from Tominaga Nakamoto, the Philosopher Rumored to Have Inspired Bitcoin, and local independent writers, artists, publishers, and booksellers will be part of the mix too. It’s a meeting of the minds not to be missed!
Born in Hong Kong in 1973, New York-based artist, writer, and publisher Paul Chan came to prominence in the early 2000s with vibrant moving image works that touched upon aspects of war, religion, pleasure, and politics. In 2009, following a decade of art-making, Chan embarked on a self-imposed break, turning his attention to publishing and the economics of information by founding the press Badlands Unlimited, which experiments with a range of conceptual and material publishing practices.
Caption: Paul Chan. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Eric Boman. Cover of Paul Chan: Breathers, published by Walker Art Center, 2021 with a quote by Marcel Duchamp, quoted by Calvin Tomkins during an interview with Paul Chan. Excerpted from Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews, published by Badlands Unlimited, 2013.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.