Discursive/ From Paper to Screen, Goethe NYC


Press release:

From paper to screen: about contemporary feminist magazines

On this one day event, a temporary library provided a curated overview of contemporary feminist magazines. The evening was introduced with an open discussion between “Pétunia” co-founder and editor Valerie Chartrain and Ludlow 38 curatorial resident Clara Meister about the role and practice of feminist publication initiatives.
A conversation with Jen Liu and Meredyth Sparks, from “Labour”, and scholar and “Convolution Journal” editor Jenelle Troxell about the history of feminist journals in the 1920s and women’s historic role in publishing, and with media artist and writer Abigail Child then lead to the screening of a selection of short films.

The program :

Introduction by Valerie Chartrain and Clara Meister
Presentation of Petunia by Valerie Chartrain
Conversation with Labour’s Meredyth Sparks and Jen Liu
Talk by Jenelle Troxell and Abigail Child
Screening with films by Coco Fusco, Lili Reynaud Dewar, and Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz and Abigail Child.

The event took place at the Mini Goethe Ludlow 38, a program from the Goethe Institut in NYC on Saturday, March 17, 2012. For this event, I conceived, fundraised and follow up, as well as moderated the day of discussions and screenings. I also curated an extensive exhibition of all the available feminist and queer magazines at that time in New York.

images credits: valerie chartrain, clara meister