January 25 & 27, 2013
The Postscript Symposium is a two-day showcase of performances and presentations, featuring local, national and international artists featured in the Postscript exhibition.
Friday, January 25 at Counterpath Press
Featuring artist presentations at Counterpath Press, including work by Craig Dworkin, Michelle Ellsworth, James Hoff, Seth Kim-Cohen, Jeanne Liotta, and Christine Wertheim.
7-9PM | FREE and open to the public, with
limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Counterpath Press is located at 613 22nd St Denver CO 80205
Sunday, January 27 at MCA Denver
Two sessions of lectures and performances featuring exhibiting artists Craig Dworkin, James Hoff, Seth Kim-Cohen and Nick Thurston, with a special guest performance by artist Will Holder. Sunday's sessions are $5 for members and students (with student ID) and $10 non-members. Lunch is $10 for members, students, and non-members alike. The two sessions will present separate but related material and attendees are encouraged to experience both.
James Hoff speaks on viral language and
Will Holder performs from his journal F.R.DAVID.
Craig Dworkin talks about the most conceptual of artworks,
Seth Kim-Cohen speaks about other people's styles, and
Nick Thurston elaborates on publishing and contemporary art.
Sunday's sessions and lunch are ticketed and reservations are required. Lunch with the artists will be held in the MCA café. Limited box lunches are available day of, and additional options will be available in the the café for anyone who has not reserved lunch.
Craig Dworkin is the author of two critical studies and five books of poetry, as well as editor of a half-dozen collections, including, most recently: Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, with Kenneth Goldsmith, The Sound of Poetry/ The Poetry of Sound, with Marjorie Perloff, and The UbuWeb Anthology of Conceptual Writing (ubu.com/concept). He teaches literary history at the University of Utah.
James Hoff is an artist living in New York City whose varied practice consists of performance, sound, writing, artists’ books, and painting. He is the cofounder of Primary Information (with Miriam Katzeff) and No Input Books (with Daniel Snelson), two initiatives that publish artists’ books and anchor Hoff’s editorial pursuits to his wider artistic practice.
Will Holder is preoccupied with "publishing," although the publications do not always take the form of ink and paper, and a large part of the preoccupation is spent in finding suitable 'forms' for transmission. Holder was the curator of "Talk Show" at the ICA London, an exhibition and season of events concerning speech and accountability. He is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts, and together with Alex Waterman, Holder is currently editing and designing a biography of American composer Robert Ashley, for two or more voices.
Seth Kim-Cohen is an artist, musician, and critic whose work has been presented at venues spanning the cultural spectrum, such as CBGBs, Tate Modern, and the Singapore Biennial. His 2012 exhibition, Tomorrow Is The Question? Is The Question! was described by Artforum as “collegial and awkward, a real-life mistake framed by a semifictitious context… an allegory for experimental thinking in general.” He is the author of In The Blink Of An Ear: Toward A Non-Cochlear Sonic Art, and currently a visiting artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Nick Thurston is the author of two books, twenty-some journal articles and artists’ pages, and co-author of two pocketbooks, the latest of which is being translated into Spanish, Italian, French, and German. His print and sculptural works and bookworks are held in public and private collections around Europe and the U.S. Since 2006 he has been co-editor of the independent artists’ book publishing imprint Information as Material (York). He is an academic at the University of Leeds and his next book, Of The Subcontract, will be published later this spring.