Rachel Galvin Readings

Join us for Rachel Galvin’s book tour, in promotion of her newest poetry collection, Elevated Threat Level.

 

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 readings:

Sector 2337, Chicago, IL September 14, 2018

Ace Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 14, 2018

Bennington College, Bennington, VT, October 24, 2018

Two Dollar Radio, Columbus, OH, November 9, 2018

Wolfman Books, San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2018

Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL, February 13, 2019

Poetry & Biscuits, Chicago, IL, March 15, 2019

Pete’s Candy Shop, Brooklyn, NY, April 12, 2019

5 titles for So close, far away

In tandem with the exhibition So close, far away, we have selected several titles available from the Green Lantern Press’s bookstore for their resonances with the themes of the exhibition. All books are available to purchase in-store or from our online bookstore

 

New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña

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Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015

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Jaime Saenz, The Cold

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Soleida Ríos, The Dirty Text

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Dolores Dorantes, Style

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New and Notable Press

Sector 2337 + Green Lantern Press

Sector 2337
“Logan Square Book Store And Art Gallery Sector 2337 Closing — But Owners Will Keep Publishing,” Mina Bloom, Block Club Chicago
Lacking the funding they need to stay open long-term, the owners have chosen to shut down the storefront and focus instead on partnerships going forward. Full article here. 

Eduardo Kac
“An Art Not of this Earth: Eduardo Kac at Sector 2337,” Lori Waxman, Temporary Art Review
Earth has been feeling especially small and dark lately. Perhaps it’s just the days getting shorter. Or maybe it’s the politics getting more partisan, the hurricanes more destructive, the healthcare more expensive, the gap between very rich and everybody else more immense. But knowing that a work of art was created in outer space floods me with lightness and possibility. Full review here.

“Wasp sting,” Matthew Goulish, The Brooklyn Rail 
A shape of paper trimmed by an astronaut—from a standard sheet into something like a letter M—floats in zero gravity. Through a hole at its center a tube, another blank page rolled and inserted there, transects the axis, making the object multi-dimensional. Air currents buffet it as they would a kite, and it arcs and bounces on its wobbly flight around the space station’s interior. The performance realizes a plan of the artist, Eduardo Kac, for writing untethered to gravity, letters multidirectional as planetary bodies. Video-documented and projected on an immersive room-sized portal’s wall, the paper form levitates before a backdrop of windows and an upside-down earth’s blue and white horizon. Full review here. 

Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect

2018 Graham Foundation Grant Recipient

The Green Lantern Press is proud to announce that it’s forthcoming publication, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect (edited by Romi Crawford) received a 2018 grant from the Graham Foundation!

The Wall of Respect, a 1967 public artwork, depicted black heroes and heroines in the areas of music, art, literature, politics, and sports. No sign indicates its existence today, but the wall sparked a nationwide mural movement, platformed community engagement, and was a seminal work of the black arts movement. While the wall needs to be marked, this new publication, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, argues against making a monument of the original site. Instead, editor Romi Crawford asked a range of artists, designers, and architects—each with differing degrees of proximity to the wall’s legacy—to realize antiheroic and unstatic strategies for commemoration. The result is a collection of “fleeting monuments” that invite readers to enact these gestures, either in mind or real time. Using the intimate and portable book format, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect commemorates the wall while proposing new strategies for embodied public memory. This publication is due for release in the Spring of 2019.

Confirmed artist contributors include: Miguel Aguilar, Wisdom Baty, Mark Blanchard, Bethany Collins, D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Julio Finn, Maria Gaspar, Wills Glasspiegel, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, Kelly Lloyd, Faheem Majeed, Nicole Mitchell, Naeem Mohaiemen, Amus Mor, Karega Kofi Moyo, Robert E. Paige, Kamau Amu Patton, Jefferson Pinder, Cauleen Smith, Rohan Ayinde Smith, solYchaski, Norman Teague, Jan Tichy, Mechtild Widrich, Bernard Williams, and Lauren Berlant.

About the Editor: Romi Crawford, is professor in the Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts Departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research revolves primarily around formations of racial and gendered identity and the relation to American visual arts, film, and popular culture. She makes regular contributions to publications on African American art and culture including, Theaster Gates, Black Archive (Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2017); “Do For Self: The AACM and the Chicago Style” in Support Networks (University of Chicago Press, 2014); and “Ebony and Jet On Our Minds…In Our Homes. On the Wall” in Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art (Studio Museum in Harlem, 2014). She is coauthor (with Abdul Alkalimat and Rebecca Zorach) of The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago (Northwestern University Press, 2017). Crawford was cocurator (with Lisa Lee) of the 2017 Open Engagement Conference, themed “Justice.”

 

Eduardo Kac bookstore selections

Publications for Inner Telescope available in the bookstore:

In conjunction with Eduardo Kac’s exhibition Inner Telescope, we are pleased to present a selection of titles by the artist available for purchase in the gallery’s bookstore or online:

ISS#71904, Eduardo Kac

Space Poetry, Eduardo Kac

It’s not easy being green!, Eduardo Kac

Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond, ed. Eduardo Kac

Life Extreme: An Illustrated Guide to the New Life, Eduardo Kac and Avital Ronell