Review of The Nuclear Culture Source Book (ed. Ele Carpenter; Black Dog Publishing, 2016):
The End of the World as we Know It, By Sadie Rebecca Starnes, Hyperallergic, Feb 5, 2017
The Nuclear Culture Source Book considers the “lived experience of the uncanny nature of radiation” ushered in by disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima.
Just as science fiction has become speculative fiction, the Great Acceleration, the Anthropocene, the Capitalocene and the Chthulucene now inundate theory, science and art.
Dr. Ele Carpenter, leader of the Nuclear Culture Research Group, has become a key figure in the interdisciplinary discussion of, and artistic response to, mankind’s self-destructive tendencies. The Nuclear Culture Source Book, a culmination of four years of research on nuclear material culture in technology and art, is her definitive introduction to Nuclear Culture and Aesthetics. As the volume’s editor, Carpenter has gathered the work of 60 artists and 12 writers working around the immateriality of radioactive isotopes, on site and in theory.
February 2017: Available for download as a pdf, 167 pages http://writing.upenn.edu/pepc/meaning/MEANING-2016.pdf
and here: MEANING-2016.pdf
For our 30th anniversary final issue, we asked long-time contributors and new friends to create images and write about where they place meaning today in the post-election period.
We invite you to live through this time with all of us in a spirit of impromptu improvisation and passionate care for our futures.
Susan Bee and Mira Schor
Alexandria Smith, Altoon Sultan, Ann McCoy, Aviva Rahmani,
Aziz+Cucher, Bailey Doogan, Beverly Naidus, Bradley Rubenstein,
Charles Bernstein, Christen Clifford, Deborah Kass, Elaine Angelopoulos,
Erica Hunt, Erik Moskowitz + Amanda Trager, Faith Wilding,
Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin, Hermine Ford, Jennifer Bartlett,
Jenny Perlin, Johanna Drucker, Joseph Nechvatal, Joy Garnett and Bill Jones, Joyce Kozloff, Judith Linhares, Julie Harrison,
Kate Gilmore, Legacy Russell, Lenore Malen, LigoranoReese,
Mary D. Garrard, Martha Wilson, Matthew Weinstein,
Maureen Connor, Michelle Jaffé, Mimi Gross, Myrel Chernick,
Nancy K. Miller, Noah Dillon, Noah Fischer, Peter Rostovsky,
Rachel Owens, Rit Premnath, Robert C. Morgan,
Robin Mitchell, Roger Denson, Sharon Louden, Sheila Pepe,
Shirley Kaneda, Susanna Heller, Suzy Spence, Tamara Gonzales
and Chris Martin, Tatiana Istomina, Toni Simon, William Villalongo
Susan Bee and Mira Schor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G, December 1986-December 2016
“New Year’s Day” (video 2:48 min.) is included in a special program of post-election screenings and symposia at Petzel Gallery, NY:
We need to talk…
Artists and the public respond to the present conditions in America
January 7 – February 11, 2017
Petzel Gallery, 456 West 18th Street
Something different for the month of January 2017, We need to talk… will try to address the myriad issues presented by the election results of November 8th.