news 2016

ARTICLES // Fall-Winter 2016

Yellow Scarf, 2016, oil on canvas, 12x9 inches
Yellow Scarf, 2016, oil on canvas, 12×9 inches

Ed. by Susan Bee and Mira Schor
The Final Issue on A Year of Positive Thinking

Installment #7:

Joy Garnett & Bill Jones, “No”

The first issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues, was published in December 1986. M/E/A/N/I/N/G is a collaboration between two artists, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with expanded interests in writing and politics, and an extended community of artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets, whom we sought to engage in discourse and to give a voice to.

For our 30th anniversary and final issue, we have asked some long-time contributors and some new friends to create images and write about where they place meaning today. As ever, we have encouraged artists and writers to feel free to speak to the concerns that have the most meaning to them right now.
Every other day from December 5 until we are done, a grouping of contributions will appear on A Year of Positive Thinking. We invite you to live through this time with all of us in a spirit of impromptu improvisation and passionate care for our futures.

Photo: Bill Jones @billjones02
Photo: Bill Jones @billjones02



Artist and Writer Joy Garnett’s Essential New York Restaurants
In a new cookbook, she writes of fermentation. Here, she tells us about her favorite spots in the city.
By Alicia Kennedy, Edible Brooklyn, September 26, 2016

In The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: A Collection of Stories With Recipes (out October 11)Joy Garnett writes of vinegar—a big, stinky vat of red wine vinegar, to be precise. […] To get an even better sense of how this consummate New Yorker likes to eat, we asked her to tell us about her essential restaurants. [More…]


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// 2016

Sea of Love, 2015, oil on canvas, 38x44 inches
Sea of Love, 2015, oil on canvas, 38×44 inches


Two Coats of Paint  (April 7, 2016): “10 ideas and influences: Joy Garnett,” Joy Garnett-10 Ideas and Influences_April 2016 PDF


// Fall 2016

Spaghetti Modern, 2016, oil on canvas, 12x12 inches
Spaghetti Modern, 2016, oil on canvas, 12×12 inches
Platform Gallery | October Spotlight
October 1 – 31, 2016

Joy Garnett: unmonumental

Platform Gallery, Seattle + The Cloud

After 12 years as a brick and mortar space in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle, Platform Gallery has moved into the cloud. Going forward Platform will be exclusively online promoting, showing, and selling work by many of the artists that we’ve worked with, believed in, loved, and supported over the past decade-plus with the addition of new artists.

Joy had a solo exhibition at Platform in 2014.



October 5 – 18, 2016

curated by Anita Arliss and D. Dominick Lombardi
Opening reception: Saturday, October 8th, 7 to 10pm
B Complex Gallery
1272 Murphy Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Elbow Room, 2016, oil on canvas, 12x12 inches
Elbow Room, 2016, oil on canvas, 12×12 inches

TELL ME A STORY is part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival 2016.

Selected works will show how photography has been freed from its own constraints, as more and more creative possibilities move artists freely and seamlessly through various options of media, methods and making.

Article: The Huffington Post, Tell Me a Story, by D. Dominick Lombardi 09/08/2016

“Joy Garnett’s recent Unmonumental Paintings series, … is based on her unmonumental social media photography project that she began in 2008. I really like how she seamlessly moves back and forth between photography, social media and painting, interpreting the artist’s experience with all the visual minutiae scattered throughout a big city.”



Benefit Art Auction: Friday, November 4, 6-9pm

Works on view Nov 1-4, 2018

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Slag Gallery will premiere an international collaborative exhibition of works inspired by homeless, at-risk and orphaned youth around the world on Nov. 4, 2016. Artists’ works will be auctioned off to support The HALO Foundation, which provides housing, healing and education to youth in the greatest need. [More…]

Auction Artists


SLAG Gallery
56 Bogart Street, Ground Floor  Brooklyn, NY 11206

T 212 967 9818


// Fall 2016

The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook
edited by Natalie Eve Garrett
illustrations by Amy Jean Porter

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016: 
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


28 Adams St. 
Brooklyn , NY 11201


The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook is a collection of personal, food-related stories with recipes from 76 contemporary artists and writers. The original 1961 Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook included recipes from Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Marianne Moore, Harper Lee…. This new version includes stories and recipes from Anthony Doerr, Leanne Shapton, Joyce Carol Oates, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, Ed Ruscha, Neil Gaiman, Edwidge Danticat, Aimee Bender, Gregory Crewdson, James Franco, Joy Garnett, Francesca Lia Block, Swoon, Nelson DeMille, Rick Moody and Laurel Nakadate, Nikki Giovanni, T.C. Boyle, Lev Grossman, Roz Chast, Heidi Julavits, Marina Abramović, Curtis Sittenfeld, Julia Alvarez, and many others.


Artist and Writer Joy Garnett’s Essential New York Restaurants, By Alicia Kennedy, Edible Brooklyn, September 26, 2016

Book Review: The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes, Publishers Weekly, Sept 20, 2016

Marina Abramović, James Franco, and More: Fanciful Recipes From Artists and Writers, VOGUE, September 2, 2016

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books (October 11, 2016)

The Nuclear Culture Source Book
Editor: Ele Carpenter
Published by Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and Arts Catalyst.

Sweden Book Launch: 3 October, Bildmuseet, Umea
UK Book Launch: 18 October, 6pm ICA:
Technology Now, Ele Carpenter in conversation with Susan Schuppli

Nuclear Culture Cover

The Nuclear Culture Source Book is a resource and introduction to nuclear culture, one of the most urgent themes within contemporary art and society, charting the ways in which art and philosophy contribute to a cultural understanding of the nuclear. The book brings together contemporary art and ideas investigating the nuclear Anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject.

Contributing writers: Peter C van Wyck; Gabrielle Hecht; Timothy Morton; Jahnavi Phalkey; Noi Sawaragi; Eiko Honda; Susan Schuppli; Victor Gama; and Nicola Triscott.

Contributing artists: James Acord; Shuji Akagi; Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway; Erich Berger; Chim↑Pom; Thomson & Craighead; Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson; Gair Dunlop; emptyset; Merilyn Fairskye; Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani; Victor Gama; Joy Garnett; Giuliano Garonzi; Grand Guignol Mirai; Dave Griffiths; Annie Grove-White; Helen Grove-White; Isao Hashimoto; Hilda Hellström; Cornelia Hesse-Honegger; Hollington and Kyprianou; Martin Howse; Pierre Huyghe; Ai Ikeda; Robert Jacobs and Mick Broderick; Miyamoto Katsuhiro; Yoi Kawakubo; Bridget Kennedy; Yves Klein; Erika Kobayashi; Karen Kramer; Sandra Lahire; Jessica Lloyd-Jones; Veronika Lukasova; David Mabb; Cécile Massart; Eva and Franco Mattes; William Morris; Yoshinori Niwa; Takashi Noguchi; Chris Oakley; Uriel Orlow; Trevor Paglen; Yelena Popova; Monica Ross; Susan Schuppli; Taryn Simon; smudge studio; Isabella Streffen; Shimpei Takeda; Nobuaki Takekawa; Kota Takeuchi; Mika Taanila and Jussi Erola; Robin Tarbet; Suzanne Treister; Alana Tyson; Mark Aerial Waller; Andy Weir; Jane and Louise Wilson; Louise K Wilson; and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

UK Sep 16 | US/CAN Oct 16
25 cm x 18 cm, 208 pages