Andrew Durbin

Paul La Farge, Edie Meidav + Andrew Durbin @ KGB Bar, Nov 12

11 November 2015

“Innovative literary journal” Conjunctions is holding a reading event at New York’s KGB Bar in support of non-profit organisation Behind the Book on November 12.

The biannual magazine is published by Bard College and described as a space where “contemporary masters meet radical new voices through the investigation of themes such as exile, erasure, obsession, doppelgängers, impossible realism, cinema, or dark comedy”.

The event is free and will include readings by contributors Paul La Farge, Edie Meidav, and Andrew Durbin from the latest issue of Conjunctions, ‘Sleights of Hand’.

Durbin, meanwhile, published his first book Mature Themes last year and recently took part in John Giorno’s ‘It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It’ Sunday Session event at MoMA PS1.

See the Bard College event page for details.**

Andrew Durbin, Mature Themes

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John Giorno @ MoMA PS1, Nov 8

6 November 2015

New York’s MoMA PS1 is presenting the latest edition of Sunday Sessions, called ‘It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It’, on November 8.

Organised by poet, visual artist and Performance Poetry co-founder John Giorno, along with Mark Beasley, the event explores a contemporary generation’s use of the internet and social media, mirrored by Giorno’s poetic use of technology.

Also taking part are Harry Burke, Todd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia le Fraga, Fanny Howe, Paolo Javier, Tan Lin, Morgan Parker, and Bunny Rogers, who all examine how  the internet is recalibrating digital spaces/languages and somehow express that “text and the staging of language is no longer a form fixed by the printed page.”

See the MoMa PS1 website for details.**

Illustration from Bunny Rogers' Columbine Library by Elliot Spence. Courtesy Guillaume Mojon.
Illustration from Bunny Rogers’ Columbine Library by Elliot Spence. Courtesy Guillaume Mojon.
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Mature Themes launch @ New Museum, Sep 26

23 September 2014

Writer Andrew Durbin is launching his first book, titled Mature Themes, at New York’s New Museum on September 26.

The poetry/art criticism/memoir takes up the subject of disingenuity in the Information Age, examining through various media, voicing what exactly constitutes personal experience nowadays – both online and off – and uncovering the “fading specters of meaning” beneath art and the art market.

The book launch will feature readings by Harry Burke, editor of the I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best poetry anthology, and House of LaDosha artist-cum-DJ, Juliana Huxtable, as well as a screening of ‘Reifying Desire 6’ by artist Jacolby Satterwhite and a new video by Jesse Darling.

See the New Museum event page for details. **

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