In Defense of the Softcover Publications in the Genderfail Archive or the New Art of Collecting Books + POSTER
GenderFail
$20.00
In Defense of the Softcover Publications in the Genderfail Archive or the New Art of Collecting Books + POSTER
GenderFail
$20.00
In Defense of the Softcover Publications in the Genderfail Archive or the New Art of Collecting Books is a Publications released in conjunction with Be Oakleys 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA. The publication takes reference of two texts "In Defense of the Poor Image" by Hito Steyerl and "The New Art of Making Books" by Ulises Carrion. The book also includes a manifesto "In Defense of the Softcover Publication" talking about the collecting practices of the GenderFail Archive Project. The essay looks at the softness of the book collected as a metaphor for the type of content that is housed within. This publication also comes with a custom print made unique to each copy in the edition.

Be Oakley, (formally known as Brett Suemnicht) Born 1991 in Clearwater, Florida; is an writer, facilitator, and publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. Oakley's projects look to what Fred Moten calls "the politics of the mess" by framing their identity as a white non-binary queer person in its intersections with failure and internationality. In 2015 they started GenderFail, a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster an intersectional queer subjectivity.

Author: Be Oakley
Year: 2018
Pages: 46
Cover: Softcover
Process: Risograph
Edition: 100
Language: English
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