McKenzie Wark Podcast series: The Artist-Publisher. In conversation with Hedi El Kholti
Publishing too can be a kind of art practice. In The Artist-Publisher podcast series, McKenzie Wark talks to artists who are also publishers and publishers whose work is a kind of art practice. Zines and books, made cheaply or by the thousands, or web-based journals available for free – these seem antithetical to the unique work of art. And yet the creation of meaning around art practices requires this other kind of practice of publishing written works.
Contributors include Julieta Aranda, Jacqueline de Jong, Deluge Books, Hedi El Kholti and GB Jones. The series includes an introduction with Juliette Desorgues.
McKenzie Wark is the author, among other things, of Philosophy for Spiders: on the low theory of Kathy Acker (Duke University Press 2021) and The Beach Beneath the Street: the Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International (Verso 2011). She is professor of culture and media at The New School in New York City.
Hedi El Kholti (b. 1967 in Rabat, Morocco in 1967) moved to Los Angeles in 1992, and worked in the film industry for five years before attending the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena (BA 2000). His work has recently been exhibited at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles. Hesse Press published A Place in the Sun, a monograph of his writing and collages in 2017. He participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial as an invited artist alongside Sylvère Lotringer and Chris Kraus in their Semiotext(e) installation, which he conceived and designed. Hedi El Kholti co-curated the exhibition of the fan-photographer Gary Lee Boas’ work at Deitch Projects, New York, in 2000 and The Photographers’ Gallery, London, in 2001. He has been a coeditor of Semiotext(e)since 2004, and created the publication Animal Shelter, an occasional journal of art, sex and literature.
Graphic design: Kévin Blinderman
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Supported by Borzello and Garfield Weston Foundation