[Autonogram] Book release of PROVO + premiere screening of Provo films tomorrow night at Exit Art, and more!

erika erika at autonomedia.org
Fri Oct 24 00:35:46 EDT 2008

Greetings Autonogram recipients,

A few exciting NYC events to report for Autonomedia (and you) this weekend:

1) PREMIERE SCREENING of Dutch Provo Footage + book release of Richard

2) Visit our table at the New York Art Book Fair

See below for more details.



Friday, October 24, 2008, 6-8pm
Premiere screening of Dutch Provo Footage and book release of Richard
Kempton’s PROVO: AMSTERDAM’S ANARCHIST REVOLT (Autonomedia, 2008)

This film will be shown in the larger context of Josh MacPhee and Dara
Greenwald’s SIGNS OF CHANGE exhibit, a survey of ephemera from social
movements ranging from the 1960s til now.

There is a suggested donation of $5.

Check it out here:


Exit Art, 475 10th Ave, NYC

Speakers include:

Jordan Zinovich, Lindsay Caplan, and Janna Schoenberger

About the Book:

Provo staged political and cultural interventions into the symbolic and
everyday spaces of Holland from 1962-1967. In this first book-length
English-language study of their history, Richard Kempton narrates the rise
and fall of Provo from early Dutch "happenings" staged in 1962 to the
"Death of Provo" in 1967. This is the fourth book Autonomedia has done on
Dutch social movements.

About the Video:

This compilation of Provo footage, newly translated and subtitled by Janna
Schoenberger and Dennis de Lange, includes scenes from the early
happenings, Dutch political life, and interviews by key members of
Provo--including an interview held with Robert Jasper Grootveld on his
houseboat in Amsterdam.

About the Speakers:

Jordan Zinovich has been associated with Autonomedia since 1986, and is
currently a senior editor. He has been working on Provo for years, and
since 1997 has been going repeatedly to Amsterdam to meet with members of
Provo. He will discuss the renaissance of Provo going on today.

Lindsay Caplan is a member of the Autonomedia editorial collective, and a
doctoral student at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on the
intersection between art, aesthetics, and social action--an arena in which
Provo is an essential and exciting example.

Janna Schoenberger is a doctoral student at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She
received her master's degree in Art History from Utrecht University in the
Netherlands where she lived for three years. She is currently working as a
translator for the upcoming exhibition "In and Out of Amsterdam 1960-1975"
at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Friday/Saturday, October 24-25, 11 am-7 pm; Sunday, October 26, 11 am-5 pm
Printed Matter's annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogs,
artists' books, art periodicals, and zines offered for sale by over 140
international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers.

Find Autonomedia in the Friendly Fire section, a curated selection of
independent publishing by artists.

Admission to the fair is FREE.

For more information:  http://www.nyartbookfair.com/about.php


Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue, 3rd floor, NYC

erika biddle
autonomedia editorial collective

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