October 10, 2021, 6pm
Artists Space is pleased to host a book release for Performance People, featuring mellow music provided by Artists Space staff with sporadic singing performances by 5 special guests. Performance People is Ei Arakawa's first monograph, co-published with Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Koenig Books, London, 2021.
Performance People allows a profound understanding of Arakawa’s complex artistic practice. Filled with illustrations, performance scripts, notes, and sketches, the publication unfolds a kind of archive of the performances and people Arakawa has worked with for nearly twenty years. Performance People includes new textual contributions on the artist's practice by Eva Birkenstock, Sarah Chow, John Kelsey, Jutta Koether, Reiko Tomii, and an interview with Ei Arakawa by Erika Landström.
Ed. by Eva Birkenstock, Design: Lina Grumm (HIT Studio, Berlin). Softcover, 414 pages, in English. ISBN 978-3-96098-769-7. The book will be on sale at the site for $40, and the artist will be available to autograph copies.
This event serves as the artist’s reception for Ei Arakawa: Social Muscle Rehab. During the event Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency is also open upstairs.