The work of artist Leigh Ledare maps psychosocial relations inscribed within the various orders of photography, language, and public and private social constructions. Ledare’s exhibitions and projects have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. Previous publications by Ledare include: Ana and Carl and some other couples (Andrew Roth, 2014), a collaboration with Nicolas Guagnini; Leigh Ledare, et al. (Mousse Publishing, 2012), edited by Elena Filipovic; Double Bind (MFC-michèle didier, 2012); Pretend You’re Actually Alive (PPP Editions and Andrew Roth, 2008); and An Invitation (Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, 2012), a photolithography edition.
Art historian Rhea Anastas is associate professor in the Department of Art, University of California, Irvine, and was a cofounder (with Andrea Fraser, R. H. Quaytman, Nicolás Guagnini, and eight other artists and writers) of Orchard, the experimental New York gallery that operated from 2005–2008. Anastas is author of “Language is the social dress,” included in Josephine Pryde: The Enjoyment of Photography (JRP|Ringier, 2015), and numerous other essays and books, including Allan McCollum (JRP|Ringier, 2012) and, with Michael Brenson, Witness to Her Art: Art and Writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne (Bard College, 2006).
Daniel Bozhkov’s work acquires its form in a process of social anthropology; appropriate means are decided along the way – painting, photography, film or interventions on the city street. His projects have been presented in such venues as MoMA PS1, NYC and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey and in numerous international exhibitions such as the Liverpool Biennial 2010, the 6th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2007, and the 1st Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art in Russia in 2005.
K8 Hardy’s performances, photographs, self-distributed zines, videos & films have been presented at venues including the Pilot Conference Chicago; Reena Spaulings, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Biennial 2012; MoMA PS1 in New York; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas; Higher Pictures, New York; Künstlerhaus, Halle fur Künst und Medien in Graz, Austria. Hardy is a founding member of the queer feminist journal and artist collective LTTR and the New York-based activist group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy).
John Miller is an artist and critic whose work has been exhibited internationally for thirty years. Miller is Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College. Miller’s 2015 book Mike Kelley: Educational Complex examines Mike Kelley’s eponymous work and is published as part of Afterall’s One Work series. Two anthologies of Miller’s essays have been published by JRP|Ringier: The Ruin of Exchange and The Price Club.
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