May 27, 2014 - Sternberg Press - Jalal Toufic: Forthcoming (second edition) launches in Berlin and Beirut
May 27, 2014

Jalal Toufic: Forthcoming (second edition) launches in Berlin and Beirut

Jalal Toufic
Forthcoming
Second edition


Series editors: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle

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Book launch, Berlin
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 7pm
Lecture by Jalal Toufic: “A Hitherto Unrecognized Apocalyptic Photographer: The Universe”
Introduced by Brian Kuan Wood

8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Crash Pad
c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, Berlin

Book launch, Beirut
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7pm, followed by a lecture by Jalal Toufic at 8:30pm: “Creating and Dispersing Universes Again and Again”
Introduced by Anton Vidokle

Ashkal Alwan
Building 110, 1st Floor
Jisr al Wati, Street 90, Beirut

Jalal Toufic is a thinker whose influence in the Beirut artistic community over the past two decades has been immense—notwithstanding that, as he put it, many, if not all of his books, most of which were published by Forthcoming Books, “continue to be forthcoming even after their publication.” In relation to one of these books, he wondered: “Does not a book titled Forthcoming suggest, ostensibly paradoxically, a second edition?” Here’s the revised edition of Forthcoming, a book first published nearly a decade and a half ago by Atelos press.

–Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, 
Anton Vidokle

I once wrote, “I am not able to find my thoughts without passing through his [Jalal Toufic's] words, books, and concepts.” Now, eight years later, things seem to have gotten worse (or better). 
Jalal wrote in Distracted
— Are you saying this to me? 
— Also to myself. One should speak solely when also speaking to oneself. Only then is there a dialogue.
I can also think of the following situation: 
— Are you saying this to me?
— Yes. And not to myself. And only to you.
Or an instance in which the following is heard: 
— Are you saying this to me? 
— Also to myself. One should speak solely when also speaking to oneself. Only then is there a duologue.

—Walid Raad

Jalal Toufic, Forthcoming
Second edition
Design by Jeff Ramsey, front cover design by Liam Gillick, back cover design by Jalal Toufic
April 2014, English
10.8 x 17.8 cm, 296 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-3-956790-55-3

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