Workshop — Miscellaneous Uncatalogued Material

Radio Cor­por­a­tion of Amer­ica. Sir W. Mitchell Thompson. 1926. Pho­to­ra­dio­gram, 4 x 5 14″ (10.213.3 cm). The New York Times Col­lec­tion

Mis­cel­laneous Uncata­logued Mater­i­al is a series of pub­lic pro­grams organ­ized as part of the Museum of Mod­ern Art’s Print Stu­dio, which explores the evol­u­tion of print-based art­work in recent dec­ades, from the reviv­al of tra­di­tion­al tech­niques to the employ­ment of new digit­al tech­no­lo­gies. Mis­cel­laneous Uncata­logued Mater­i­al takes place on Feb­ru­ary 15th, 27th and March 15th 2012

Join artists Sarah Crown­er and Dav­id Hor­vitz and poet Ariana Reines, as well as Triple Can­opy edit­ors and guests, for dis­cus­sions about the nature of pub­lic­a­tion, which will lead to the pro­duc­tion of the second edi­tion of our Volume Num­ber series. Each pro­gram will exam­ine the rela­tion­ship between spe­cif­ic objects in the MoMA col­lec­tion and con­tem­por­ary art prac­tices, focus­ing on new forms of pub­lic dis­course, know­ledge pro­duc­tion, and cir­cu­la­tion fostered by digit­al tech­no­lo­gies. Crown­er, Hor­vitz, and Reines will facil­it­ate the con­ver­sa­tions and, with Triple Can­opy, edit tran­scripts and com­pile related mater­i­als for an edi­tion of Volume Num­ber to be designed by Tiffany Malakooti.”
 — Triple Can­opy

Wed­nes­day, Feb­ru­ary 15th from 2:30 to 4 pm
Dav­id Hor­vitz dis­cusses Radio Cor­por­a­tion of America’s Sir W. Mitchell Thompson, a pho­to­ra­dio­gram from 1926. Hor­vitz is an artist from Los Angeles who cur­rently lives in Brook­lyn.

Monday, Feb­ru­ary 27th from 2:30 to 4 pm
Sarah Crown­er dis­cusses Mar­cel Duch­amp and Man Ray’s The Blind Man, a peri­od­ic­al with neg­at­ive pho­tostat from 1917. Crown­er is a Brook­lyn based artist, book­maker, and set design­er. Recent exhib­i­tions include Acrobat at Nicelle Beauchene (New York) and Bal­let Plastique at Cath­er­ine Bastide (Brus­sels).

Wed­nes­day, March 7th from 2:30 to 4 pm
Ariana Reines dis­cusses Sher­rie Levine’s Gust­ave Flaubert: un coeur simple, an artist book from 1990. Reines is the author of The Cow, Coeur de Lion, Mer­cury, and the play Tele­phone, and the trans­lat­or of books by TIQQUN, Jean-Luc Hen­nig, and Charles Baudelaire.

Volume Num­ber is a pub­lic­a­tion cycle that reima­gines the magazine as a frame­work for activ­it­ies that occur bey­ond — but are ulti­mately enfol­ded by, and diges­ted with­in — its pages. In the com­ing months and years, Triple Can­opy will pro­duce a series of pub­lic­a­tions, in formats ran­ging from the broad­sheet to the PDF to the poster, that emerge from and feed back into dis­cus­sions, work­shops, and oth­er pub­lic engage­ments. The pub­lic­a­tions aim to be gen­er­at­ive rather than doc­u­ment­ary, absorb­ing these engage­ments rather than merely rep­res­ent­ing them. Instead of simply print­ing the work of artists and writers, Volume Num­ber will provide a vari­able space for Triple Canopy’s edit­ors, col­lab­or­at­ors, and audi­ences to think through — and enact — the prac­tice of pub­lic­a­tion, instan­ti­at­ing the pub­lic spaces magazines pur­port to pro­duce in the world.

The Museum of Mod­ern Art
Print Stu­dio, 4 West 54th Street
New York, USA

Feb­ru­ary 15th, 27th and March 15th 2012