Jill Johnston The Disintegration of a Critic

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2019, 224 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 10.8 × 18 cm, English

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Jill Johnston—cultural critic, auto/biographer, and lesbian icon—was renowned as a writer on dance, especially on the developments around Judson Dance and the 1960s downtown New York City scene, and later as the author of the radical-feminist classic Lesbian Nation (1973). This book collects thirty texts by Jill Johnston that were initially published in her weekly column for The Village Voice between 1960 and 1974. The column provided a format in which Johnston could dissolve distinctions between the personal, the critical, and the political. Her writing took turns and loops, reflecting its times and contexts, and set a stage for the emergence of Johnston as a public figure and self-proclaimed radical lesbian that defied any prescribed position.

Johnston’s original texts are accompanied by three new contributions by Ingrid Nyeboe, Bruce Hainley, and Jennifer Krasinski, as well as an appendix with archival material related to a panel Johnston organized in 1969, titled The Disintegration of a Critic: An Analysis of Jill Johnston. Edited by Fiona McGovern, Megan Francis Sullivan, Axel Wieder. Designed by HIT.

You can read more on Jill Johnston in Jennifer Krasinski’s Art in America article here.

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Bill 2 Julie Peeters (editor)

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2019, 184 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 31 cm, English

Price: €22

Bill 2 is the second issue of an annual magazine of photographic stories, edited and designed by Julie Peeters. Twelve contributors present new or previously unpublished work. Bill prioritizes visual reading without distraction, the images that appear in the magazine are printed without any accompanying text. Contributors to the second issue are: Gintaras Didziapetris, Jason Dodge, Archiv Hans Hollein, Inge Ketelers, Tadashi Kurahashi by Tadanori Yokoo – Tadanori Yokoo by Tadashi Kurahashi, Jochen Lempert, Raimundas Malasauskas, Bart Julius Peters / T L P S, Reto Schmid, Megan Francis Sullivan, Linda van Deursen, Ann Woo, and Jiajia Zhang.

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Irrational man Francesca Lacatena

Published by S*I*G Verlag, 2016, Berlin, 31 pages, 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

Essay #1 in the series by S*I*G Verlag. Designed in collaboration with Sara De Bondt. Edited by Megan Francis Sullivan.

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Spring Equinox Inka Meißner

Published by S*I*G Verlag, 2016, Berlin, 11 pages, 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

Essay #3 in the series by S*I*G Verlag. Designed in collaboration with Sara De Bondt. Edited by Megan Francis Sullivan.

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Structures of Response. Adrian Piper’s Transformation of Minimalism Helmut Draxler

Published by S*I*G Verlag, Berlin, 2018, 22 pages (colour ill.), stapled, 14 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

Essay #5 in the series by S*I*G Verlag. Designed in collaboration with Sara De Bondt. Edited by Megan Francis Sullivan.

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