Joint Book Launch with Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski

Joint Book Launch with Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski

Carol Szymanski, He Said I Thought (still), 2019

Bar Laika presents
Joint Book Launch with Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski
November 17, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Join us at Bar Laika on Sunday, November 17, 9pm for a joint launch of books by Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski.

Barry’s new book is The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting, a wide-ranging collection of essays emphasizing the coextensive work of artist and viewer in constructing meaning. Carol presents Acquiescence, a rumination in images and text on the interplay of power and gender in corporate life, which is the source for her current exhibition He Said I Thought at signs and symbols gallery, for which this event also serves as finissage. Joining Barry and Carol will be a group of friends who will each give a brief reading or performance: Rachel Corbett, Katherine Faw, Richard Hell, Joan Jonas, Simone Kearney, Sophie Seita, Lane Shiotayonii, and John Yau.

Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation. He also writes regularly for such publications as New Left Review and Artforum. He has taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, and Goldsmiths College (University of London), among others. His recent books include two collections of poetry, Feelings of And (Black Square Editions, 2022) and Water from Another Source (Spuyten Duyvil, 2023). In 2016, Verso published The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present, a selection of Schwabsky’s art criticism from The Nation.

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