For the next session, we'll be reading Afterall, issue 37 (Autumn/Winter 2014). Read the magazine cover to cover and come ready to discuss.
Here is a list of US stockists so you could find an issue (no PDF available)
We'll be meeting on Monday, November 24, at 7pm, Triangle Residency in DUMBO (20 Jay Street, suite 318).
Our colleagues in London will be meeting the same day at 7PM UK time to discuss the same magazine. Information on their reading group can be found on Open School East's website: http://openschooleast.org/#public-programme
This class is conceived as a reading group focused on a single issue of an art magazine at every meeting. A sense of continuation is not based on reading the same magazine, but rather, on asking similar questions across the board of publishing. Such questions can range from the mundane (Why is this being published right now? Is the writing worthwhile? What is the editorial line like, if one seems to exist?) to the expansive (What makes for a real contribution in art publishing? What is the role of criticism in contemporary art?). The goal is to generate a conversation that would discuss both the contemporary art scene and the practice of publishing and writing about art. Similarly, the choice of magazines can and should vary from the obvious to the specific. Previous sessions have taken up Artforum, frieze and Texte zur Kunst. We welcome suggestions for publications for future sessions on the class blog.