February 11, 2007 - Printed Project - LAUNCH of Issue 6: ‘I Can’t Work Like This’
February 11, 2007

LAUNCH of Issue 6: ‘I Can’t Work Like This’

Printed Project
Issue 6: ‘<b>I Cant Work Like This

Curator / Editors: Anton Vidokle and Tirdad Zolghadr
124 Pages
ISSN 1649 4075

Printed Project is pleased to announce its latest issue with launches in Dublin, Madrid, and Berlin.

Entitled I Cant Work Like This and co-edited by Anton Vidokle & Tirdad Zolghadr, Printed Project Issue 6 includes varied contributions that take as their starting point the notion of failure in particular how to reassess failure in a context of cutting defeatism among among artists, writers and curators. Please join us for launch dates in:

DUBLIN 15 February at Project, Essex Street 6 8 pm. Contact: jason@visualartists.ie

MADRID 18 February at ARCO 5th International Contemporary Art Experts Forum, Room N-108 / N-113 / N-114 / N-115. 5 6 pm. Contact: ana.alvarez@ifema.es

BERLIN 24 February at the unitednationsplaza, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a, 8 10 pm. Contact: magdalena@unitednationsplaza.org

Printed Project
Issue 6: ‘I Cant Work Like This’
Curator / Editors: Anton Vidokle and Tirdad Zolghadr
124 Pages
ISSN 1649 4075

Contents Natascha Sadr Haghighian Front and Back Cover Design Sarah Pierce Our Failure to Disagree Anton Vidokle & Tirdad Zolghadr A Disagreement Anselm Franke The Grudge Maria Lind When Water is Gushing In Adrienne Goehler United Nations Plaza: The Toast Martha Rosler Transition and Digressions an on-going series of photographs Liam Gillick The Winter School A Fiction Towards Documenta X Liam Gillick Selected Transcription from Talk at UN Plaza, Berlin, 2006 Diedrich Diederichsen The New Ugliness of the Oppressed vs The Oppressed as Ornament Ingrid Serven Oh God, She Said, Talking to a Tree Fia Backström Herd Instincts 360° Joseph Cohen Berliner Vortrag Hans Ulrich Obrist The Agency of Unrealised Projects Tirdad Zolghadr Epilogue. But You Promised Tom Holert Surviving Surveillance? Failure as Technology UNP Staff I Cant Work Like This: A Written Assessment
The decision to invite Anton Vidokle to edit of Issue 6 of Printed Project arose out of events that took place in June 2006, when the city of Nicosia cancelled Manifesta 6 and terminated the curators’ contracts, a move that is virtually unheard of on this level. In July, during a heat wave in Dublin, in the casual banter that precedes this type of meeting, Printed Project’s editorial panel shared our disbelief, relaying to one another various sources of speculation. The idea arose to use the next issue of Printed Project to document this controversy, in hopes that this would allow some public entry into the decision. However, this approach would contradict our editorial mission: to support guest editors through an open platform in the form of a printed publication with no prescribed theme. We decided that an appropriate response to Manifesta’s cancellation would be to invite one of the curators to do anything they wanted. In effect, to offer a platform where one had been stripped away.

Anton invited Tirdad Zolghadr to co-edit the issue. It is important to mention that many of the contributions here are based on the opening conference called Histories of Productive Failures: From French Revolution to Manifesta 6, which took place at the unitednationsplaza, Berlin in October of 2006.
(From Our failure to Disagree by Sarah Pierce, in I Cant Work Like This Printed Project : Issue 6)

Printed Project is a journal published by Visual Artists Ireland. It is an ongoing collaboration amongst artists, critics and curators, writers and readers devoted to making sense of contemporary art and culture. Printed Project is published up to three times a year and is edited on a rotating basis by invited curator / editors. It gathers and presents thought and opinion on issues and arguments that enliven dialogue and debate on art and the wider culture of our present day. With Printed Project Visual Artists Ireland sets out to meet the need felt within an expanding art industry for a not-for-entertainment art publication. Simple and modest in design and production the journal brings the best of comprehensive thought to bear on present art practices and on the shared consequences artists and audiences face as our culture backs into the future.
Printed Project is available at selected bookstores world wide and online at www.printedproject.ie

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