AMELIA BANDE, LISA COHEN, WAYNE KOESTENBAUM, WILL RAWLS & JEANNINE TANG
December 14th, 2017 @ 7pm
ADULT CONTEMPORARY presents...BOOK RELEASE & HOLIDAY PARTY for ADULT CONTEMPORARY VOLUME 01
Expect multi-hour revelry, bountiful beverages & wondrous paintings by Marissa Bluestone
In conjunction with her exhibit ACTION PAINTINGS
Amelia Bande is a writer working in performance, theater and film. Her plays Chueca and Partir y Renunciar were staged in Santiago, Chile. She is part of the Gel Film Series (2012–present) and she co-founded Publishing Puppies, a press for visual work, poetry and fiction (2011-present). She has recently shown work, solo and collaborative, at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Dixon Place, BAM, The Shandaken Project, and MIX NYC in New York; NGBK and Flutgraben Kunstfabrik in Berlin, and the NewBridge Project in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Lisa Cohen's All We Know: Three Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, and Lambda awards. Her writing has also appeared in Women in Clothes, Queer 13, BOMB, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The NewYorker.com, Vogue, the VLS, Ploughshares, Bookforum, and other anthologies and journals. She teaches at Wesleyan University.
Wayne Koestenbaum has published eighteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Notes on Glaze, The Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other Essays, Hotel Theory, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Andy Warhol, Humiliation, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist). His next book of poems, Camp Marmalade, will be published in March 2018. He has had solo exhibitions of his paintings at White Columns (New York), 356 Mission (L.A.), and the University of Kentucky Art Museum. His first piano/vocal record, Lounge Act, was issued by Ugly Duckling Presse Records in 2017. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and French at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
Will Rawls is a writer, choreographer and performer. By placing the body into resonant encounters with other media and with architecture, Rawls cultivates the experiential nature and expanded potential of what choreography can be. He collaborated with writers Claudia Rankine and Homi K. Bhabha, and filmmaker John Lucas on What Remains, a performance that premiered in April 2017 at Bard College. He is recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant 2015, the Casinos Austria 2016 Prix Jardin d’Europe, and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency 2017. His writing has been published by Art Forum, Triple Canopy, les presses du réel, The Museum of Modern Art and Danspace Project.
Jeannine Tang teaches art history, exhibition and curatorial history the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College as Senior Academic Advisor and LUMA Foundation fellow. Her work has appeared in venues such as Artforum; Art Journal; Theory, Culture & Society, among other venues. She is at work on a book in contemporary art and profiling since the 1970s, and is co-curating an exhibition on the art and activities of New York City galleries American Fine Arts, Co. and Pat Hearn Gallery, opening in June 2018.