“Leaving New York,” Evergreen Review, Fall/Winter 2020 Issue. Art by Nazanin Noroozi. In 1957, Barney Rosset, Fred Jordan and a few others launched The Evergreen Review with work by Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Schorer, and James Purdy. For the next sixteen years, Evergreen published writing that launched an assault on American propriety: literary, sexual, and social.
‘The Sea Takes Up Residence in All Parts of the City’ (literary non-fiction) appears in Rusted Radishes, Issue 8: ‘Sea Change’ (Dec. 2019) with writing by Rabih Alameddine, Margo Berdeshevsky, Mario Jamal, Lisa Luxx, Riwa Roukoz, and artworks by Faig Ahmed, Chloe Hojeily, Hatem Imam, Abdul Rahman Katanani, Omar Khoury, Basir Mahmoud, Dala Nasser, Paris Petrides, and Jason Steel. Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal was founded by English Department faculty Rima Rantisi and Crystal Hoffman of the American University of Beirut in 2012 and publishes diverse work from Lebanon, bordering countries, the diaspora, and people connected to the MENA region.
“The Lost Narratives of A.Z. Abushady, Poet and Bee Master,” by Joy Garnett, will appear in Cultural Entanglement in the Pre-Independence Arab World: Arts, Thought, and Literature, edited by Anthony Gorman and Sarah Irving. Published by I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury with chapters by Ami Ayalon, Raph Cormack, Alia Mossallam, Elena Chiti, Yasmine Taan, Hussam Raafat, Joy Garnett, Sarah H Awad and Idriss Jebari. (Cover painting by Egyptian Greek artist Giorgis Dimou: ‘Dancing in Cafe’ 1948). The material draws on a workshop held at the Centre for Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), University of Edinburgh.
“Pollen and Fragments: The Poetry and Beekeeping of A. Z. Abushâdy” with images from the eponymous series appears in the March 2020 issue of Cultural Politics, Volume 16, Issue 1. Cultural Politics, published by Duke University Press, examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. Each issue features one or more pieces by visual artists.
3 Quarks Daily, Feb 4, 2019. By Andrea Scrima. Facts Become the Enemy: Art and Archives. A Conversation with Joy Garnett on The Bee Kingdom. What does an artist do with boxes and boxes of archival material? And what if it belongs to her late Egyptian poet beekeeping grandfather? I had the pleasure of interviewing Joy Garnett for my 3QuarksDaily column–and now, you’ll have the pleasure of reading it. But you can also follow her on Facebook to witness the writing and image pairings of a work in progress. Read interview
ArabLit, August 26, 2013. By Marcia Lynx Qualey. AZ Abushady: Revolutionary Egyptian Poet, Feminist, Beekeeper, and More. Artist and writer Joy Garnett is working on a book about her grandfather, Ahmed Zaki Abushady, the Egyptian poet and bee scientist. She answered a few questions about AZ Abushady, his work, and her book project. Read interview
The Huffington Post, Jan 30, 2013. Painting As a Radical Gesture, Interview with Joy Garnett by Julia Schwartz; PDF – excerpt from: Interview with Joy Garnett for Figure/Ground Communication, by Julia Schwartz (December 25, 2012)
Theory Culture & Society, April 2010. To coincide with special issue, Changing Climates, May 2010. Interview: Joy Garnett with Ryan Bishop.
ART & MEDIA BOOK CHAPTERS
“Piss & Vinegar” in The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook, edited by Natalie Eve Garrett, powerHouse Books (Oct 2016)
Towards a New Ecology of Time, in Virilio and Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), edited by John Armitage and Ryan Bishop. Virilio and Visual Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Time PDF
Myself: A Conversation about Self-Portraiture, with Mira Schor. Myself exhibition catalog essay, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno (2011)
Virilio and Visual Culture: On the American Apocalyptic Sublime, with John Armitage. In: Virilio Now: Current Perspectives in Virilio Studies (ed. J. Armitage), Polity, Cambridge, UK (2011) Virilio & Visual Culture PDF
Vertov’s Accident (Or, ‘The Paint Still’), in VERTOV FROM V TO A, edited by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn (2008)
Under Fire : The Organization and Representation of Violence (Vols. I & II). Edited by Jordan Crandall. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Rotterdam (2004; 2005) Online Discussion
Interaction: Artistic Practice in the Network. Edited by Jordan Crandall and Amy Scholder. Eyebeam/DAP (2001)
Copy That! Column on copyright, fair use, and free speech in the arts (2013-2016)
Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship, May/June 2016 Issue: “Illusion”
Beauty Is in the Streets, Mar/Apr 2015 Issue: “Ruin”
The Grift Economy, Apr/May 2014 Issue: “Value”
Lost in Transmission, Feb/Mar 2014 Issue: “Translation”
Free-Fail, Dec/Jan 2013-14 Issue: “Failure”
They Are the World, Inaugural Oct/Nov 2013 Issue: Becoming an Artist. Joy Garnett launches her new column with some thoughts on copying and archival tendencies in the 21st century.
Into Africa, 1999-2001: Column on the arts of Africa and the Diaspora
by Joy Garnett 6/26/01
Africa comes to New York in the spring.
by Joy Garnett 2/23/01
Glenn Ligon’s text paintings, Carrie Weems’ narratives, African “Beauty and Form.”
by Joy Garnett 12/12/00
Xenobia Bailey, Fatima Tuggar, Adrian Piper, plus “Angolan Treasures from the Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon.”
by Joy Garnett 7/24/00
Surveying the scene in New York, from contemporary to classic.
by Joy Garnett 5/23/00
Love hurts: The embroidered paintings of Ghada Amer.
by Joy Garnett 3/10/00
Conceptual art from South Africa, more.
HOT ‘N COOL
by Joy Garnett 2/4/00
The National Black Fine Art Show rolls into New York.
by Joy Garnett 1/31/00
Art in New York for Black History Month.
by Joy Garnett 12/30/99
Our new column on the art of Africa and the African diaspora.
FAIR USE & COPYRIGHT
Cease and Desist: From the Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan. The latest dispatch from the copyright wars. Download: C&D for Robert Hovden 2014 PDF
The Case for Appropriation. Drawn from a panel organized and moderated by Joy Garnett, with Rob Storr, Virginia Rutledge and Oliver Wasow. Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies, School of Visual Arts (Feb 16, 2012)
Cariou v. Prince: The Copyright Bungle, artnet magazine. Will courts, judges and photographers ever understand the difference between a mass-produced photograph and a unique art object? (March 31, 2011)
In their own words. NYFA Current (Apr 2005)
Steal This Look. Intelligent Agent (Spring/Summer 2004)
Compendium: JOYWAR – last updated April 2009
ESSAYS & ARTICLES
Artist and Writer Joy Garnett’s Essential New York Restaurants, By Alicia Kennedy, Edible Brooklyn, September 26, 2016
“Deep Cuts, Episode 1: 100 Years to Recognition: Saloua Raouda Choucair,” Meural (May 17, 2016) The Meural Sketchbook | Deep Cuts, Episode 1 – Joy Garnett: 100 Years to Recognition PDF
Cross-Pollination, Baraza, (November 24, 2014)
Blazing the Trail: A.Z. Abushady and The Apis Club. Bee World, Vol.91, no.3 (September 2014) published by the International Bee Research Association (IBRA) Blazing the Trail pp. 65-67 PDF
Analogue Natives, in the 25th Anniversary Issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G, edited by Mira Schor and Susan Bee (2012)
Good-Bye to All That: Artnet, 1996-2012. Art Dubai Blog (June 2012)
light itself. Visual AIDS Web Gallery (January 2010)
Romancing the Sky, by Joy Garnett. artnet magazine, August 24, 1999. “Cosmos : From Romanticism to the Avant-garde, 1801-2001,” June 17-Oct. 17, 1999, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Pollen & Fragments was presented at The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), University of Edinburgh, (December 3-4, 2015) at the workshop: Cultures of Diversity: Arts and Cultural Life in Arab Societies before Independence (Pollen & Fragments – The Abushady Archive PDF)
Memory Loss: Excavating the Abushady Archive at NYU’s Radical Archives Conference (April 11-12, 2014). Panel: No Instructions for Assembly: Case Studies in Radical Archiving