an exhibition at the Wattis Institute centering on the letter K. "An exhibition curated by Kadist Curatorial Resident Juan A. Gaitán, featuring works by Johanna Calle, Liam Everett, Ceal Floyer, Claire Fontaine, Ken Lum, Ciprian Muresan, Pedro Reyes, Chen Shaoxiong, Gabriel Sierra, and Carey Young." A smart, playful show. Here's Kevin, aka "KK," paying homage to his letter.
At the reading in Portland, Publication Studio gave me my contributor's copy of their new anthology edited by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler, Revolution: A Reader. I have two pieces in the book, both reprinted from my book Academonia. When Lisa and Matthew asked me if they could include the pieces, nobody could have acted less interested than I. I sent them a "yeah, whatever," email. Imagine my surprise when I get the book and it's jaw-dropping awesome. I can't believe I'm in the same book as this stellar lineup:
I love the format, where Lisa and Matthew include marginal annotations—annotations isn't the right word for most of them—Lisa and Matthew carry on a conversation in the margins of each piece. Their witty, quirky, brilliant dialogue alone is worth the cover price. The book is arranged by lifestages, "from 'beginning,' to 'childhood,' 'education,' 'adulthood,' and 'death.' The hope is to bring the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes them there, no matter where they are to begin with." I believe that if a person were to read this amazing book from cover to cover, it would change their life.