The Biennale Reader Launch

When:02.07.2020 18:00

ArtMap Bookstore

The launch of the Come Closer: The Biennale Reader will take place at the ArtMap Bookstore (Vojtěšská 18, Prague 1) on 2 July 2020 at 6 PM when the book will be available in store with an introductory discount. The book is published on the occasion of the first edition of the Biennale VVUMOA, which will be open from 22 July to 15 November 2020 in Prague at the Prague City Gallery, the Prague Market and other venues.

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The book presents various perspectives on class, race, and gender differences as they manifest themselves in the specific contexts of post-socialist states—in their histories as well as in the present day. The focus is on art as a specific language that can mediate various experiences, while centering on emotions, intimacy, and care. This reader includes republished texts as well as newly commissioned contributions from both emerging and established artists, social and political scientists, and art historians from Eastern Europe, Asia, and the United States. The reader will be published by in Czech and English versions, and will be available from 22 June 2020. The anthology was edited by Tereza Stejskalová and Vít Havránek, curators of the Biennale Matter of Art 2020.

Featured authors:
Jérôme Bazin, Heather Berg, Pavel Berky, Anna Daučíková, Patrick D. Flores, Isabela Grosseová, Vít Havránek, Marie Iljašenko, Rado Ištok, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Eva Koťátková, Kateřina Lišková, Ewa Majewska, Tuan Mami, Alice Nikitinová, Alma Lily Rayner, Sarah Sharma, Jirka Skála, Adéla Souralová, Edita Stejskalová, Tereza Stejskalová, Matěj Spurný, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Simone Wille

Come Closer: The Biennale Reader
Editors: Tereza Stejskalová, Vít Havránek
Published by:
Design: Laura Pappa
Distribution: Sternberg Press / ArtMap, Kosmas
14 × 21 cm, 296 pages, paperback
Available from 22 June 2020