McKenzie Wark Podcast series: The Artist-Publisher. In conversation with Jacqueline de Jong
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.
Jacqueline de Jong (b. 1939, Hengelo, The Netherlands) is considered one of the pre-eminent artistic figures of the post-war avant-garde. In the 1960s she became involved with the radical Situationist International (SI) and Gruppe SPUR, and went on to establish The Situationist Times, which was hailed as one of the most important and experimental journals of its time. Throughout her career spanning half a century, de Jong has developed a unique painterly practice, which incorporates eroticism, violence and humour. In the past few years, she has had major solo exhibitions presented at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2012); Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (2018); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2019), as well as a career survey, co-organised by WIELS, Brussels (2021) and MOSTYN, Wales, where it is currently on view (2021-22). She is in several important public collections, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm and MOCA, Toronto. In 2019 the French Ministry for Culture and the AWARE Prize for Women Artists presented de Jong with the Outstanding Merit Award in recognition of her exceptional career.
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Supported by Borzello and the Garfield Weston Foundation