CHEEYEON PARK | DATE 10/21/2020
Sunday, October 25 at 3PM EST, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 and After 8 Books invite you to a special online book launch, discussion, and signing for Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings. The artist Amy Sillman will be in discussion with writer Lynne Tillman, who contributes the foreword. Please register here and email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order a signed copy.
This 272-page essay collection is funny, insightful and honest—exactly what we want to read right now. Jason Farago mentions it in a recent Times feature on Sillman, whose work is on view through November 14 at Gladstone Gallery. "Indeed Ms. Sillman is in a thin crowd (with, let’s say, Andrea Fraser, Hito Steyerl, Matias Faldbakken, David Salle) of artists who can really write. The evidence is in Faux Pas… her writings that display the same good humor and intelligence of her best paintings." Click here to read the full review or here for more information on the book.
Based in New York City, Amy Sillman (born 1955) is an artist whose work consistently combines the visceral with the intellectual. She studied in the 1970s at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and received her MFA from Bard College in 1995. A longtime member of the faculty at Bard College's MFA Program, she has been a Professor at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, and is currently an adjunct at Cooper Union in NYC. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, notably at the ICA Boston, the CCS Bard, Portikus, Kunsthaus Bregenz, and the Camden Arts Center. Her writing has appeared in Frieze and Artforum, among other publications. She is represented by Gladstone Gallery in New York, where her current show “Twice Removed" is on view through Nov 14th.
Lynne Tillman’s most recent novel is Men and Apparitions; another is American Genius, A Comedy (reissued by Soft Skull Press, 2019). She has published several short stories collections and two books of essays. Her writing appears frequently in literary and art magazines, artists’ books and museum catalogues, recently, “Warhol, Existentially,” for The Whitney Museum of Art’s Warhol retrospective; and an essay on the late Susan Hiller’s “Rough Seas” for Aperture magazine. Her story “The Dead Live Longer” appeared in N+1 this past spring. Upcoming, a nonfiction book Mother-Care and a book of selected stories. Tillman has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction and a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation grant for arts writing. She usually lives in Manhattan.
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.25 in. / 272 pgs / 60 b&w.