Art as Occupation: Hito Steyerl at e-flux book co-op
Above: “e-flux book co-op” at MoMA PS1, New York, September 2011.
Above: “e-flux book co-op” at MoMA PS1, New York, September 2011.

Sunday, November 20, 12pm
Hito Steyerl presents “Art as Occupation: Claims for an Autonomy of Life”

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Due to popular demand, the e-flux book co-op, initially a project for this year’s New York Art Book Fair, will remain at MoMA PS1 through the end of the winter. During this time, e-flux is pleased to present a season of talks and discussions at MoMA PS1 focusing on the recent intensification of political life.

Berlin-based filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl begins the discussion this Sunday, November 20th, at 12 noon, presenting a paper on occupation, keeping busy, global finance, and artistic production.

The series will continue throughout the winter with presentations by artists, writers, and theorists, including Franco “Bifo” Berardi, AA Bronson, Paul Chan, Sven Lütticken, and Elizabeth Povinelli, among others.

about e-flux book co-op:
Costly and often monopolistic approaches to the distribution of art books has resulted in a situation in which it is common for not only the author but also the publisher to receive little to no revenue from book sales. As a possible alternative, e-flux presents the book co-op: a mobile bookstore with over 600 titles on contemporary art, theory, and criticism from over 100 international art centers, artist-run spaces, and independent publishers. Housed in a refurbished aluminum Airstream trailer, this temporary model for more equitable distribution in art publishing displays and sells books on behalf of the cooperative’s member institutions.

co-op member publishers:
98weeks : A.R.T. Press : AND Publishing : Archis Press : Architectural Association / Bedford Press : Archive Press : Arsenal Gallery : Artspace : AS220 : BAK, basis voor actuele kunst : Ballroom Marfa : BAS : Bergen Kunsthall : Berliner Künstlerprogramm / DAAD : Bielefelder Kunstverein : Brumaria : CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo : CASCO—Office for Art, Design and Theory : Casino Luxembourg—Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg : CDA-Projects : Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) : Cultural Center of Belgrade : DeLVe, Institute for Duration, Location and Variables : Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane : EACC—Espai d’Art contempoarani de Castello : Eastside Projects : Fillip / Motto : Fondazione March : Fondazione Nicola Trussardi : Foreman Art Gallery of Bishopʼs University : Gagarin : Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic : Gallery Nova / WHW : Grazer Kunstverein : Halifax, INK : Harpune Verlag : IASPIS : ICA Sofia : Ikon Gallery : Independent Curators International (ICI) : Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation : Kadist / Kadist Paris : Kim? : Kölnischer Kunstverein : Kumu Art Museum : Kunsthalle Basel : Kunsthalle Bern : Kunsthaus Bregenz : Kunsthaus Graz : Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein : Kunstnernes Hus : Kunstverein Hamburg : LABoral Centre for Art and Creative Industries : Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers : M HKA : MACBA : MAMbo-Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna : Master in Visual Arts, Faculdade Santa Marcelina : Maumaus, Escola de Artes Visuais : Milton Keynes Gallery : Moderna Galerija Ljubljana : MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art : Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia : Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves : NKV, Nassauischer Kunstverein : MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest : NBK, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein : Nottingham Contemporary : Old Mill Society : OMMU : Paraguay Press : Pavilion : Pavilion Unicredit : Pori Art Museum : Portikus / Städelschule : Postgraduate Program in Curating, Zürich University of the Arts / Whitespace : Press to exit project space : Project Arts Centre : Publication Studio : Rakett : READ Books, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design : REDCAT : Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten : SALT : Salzburger Kunstverein : Sarai-CSDS : Serpentine Gallery : Shedhalle : split/fountain : Sternberg Press : Stroom den Haag : The Books : The New Gallery : The Power Plant : The Renaissance Society : Torpedo Press : Traffic : Van Abbemuseum : Vitamin Creative Space : Walker Arts Center : Wexner Center for the Arts : White Flag Projects : Wysing Arts Center : Zachęta National Gallery of Art and others.

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November 18, 2011