Thursday, November 16, 2006

4. Semiotexte (NYC)

Their thing:
Fiction, theory, philosophy, poetry, visual art

In the spotlight: David Wojnarowicz A Definitive History of Five or Six Years on the Lower East Side

In the wake of David Wojnarowicz’s death, critic and cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer undertook to track down all of Wojnarowicz's friends and former collaborators, such as Bill Rice, and Kiki Smith and Marguerite Van Cook, amongst others. Lotringer wanted to talk not just about David, but about the East Village cultural scene they'd created. Through their detailed and candid, sometimes lurid, often hilarious and profoundly moving accounts, the protagonists of the East Village art scene reclaim their history, on their own terms. Profusely illustrated with photographs and artworks by Gary Azon, Nan Goldin, James Romberger, Peter Hujar, Richard Kern, Marion Scemama, Andreas Sterzing, Tommy Turner and David Wojanrowicz, Five or Six Years tears open art history’s myth of the single Great Artist to reveal Wojnarowicz’s real life, and the real lives surrounding him.


A few greatest hits: Tony Duvert Good Sex Illustrated, Julia Kristeva Revolt She Said, Cookie Mueller Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, ...


Blogger photi said...

Hi Dennis, great list. I feel like adding a couple of my favs too.

Tuumba / O Books
Night Boat
Factory School
Edge Books
Ugly Duckling which reminds me of
Skanky Possum
Coffee House

ugh, I can go on. Mostly poetry though. thanks Dennis for getting me thinking about this. photi

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