Joy Garnett: NSA HQ (2003) 15 x 20 inches. Oil on canvas. PRIVATE COLLECTION.
INTERVIEWS // August 2013
AZ Abushady: Revolutionary Egyptian Poet, Feminist, Beekeeper, and More. Artist and writer Joy Garnett (@joygarnett) 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. By mlynxqualey in Arabic Literature (in English) on August 26, 2013
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS // September 2013
Digital Sensation, Baltic | 39, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (September 7-21 2013). This British Science Festival exhibition organised by BALTIC Professor Christine Borland shows how contemporary painters are harnessing the creative potential of digital media.
Containment, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY (September 15-December 27 2013). The exhibition will explore how we seek to control water, not only to hold, preserve, enjoy and consume but also to deter, thwart and impede it.
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS // through January 2014
A comprehensive Tool at Hand website is now live, and a print to order exhibition catalog with essays and interviews by curators and the artists. If you would like to order a hard copy or download a PDF of the catalog, please go to the Exhibition Info section on the site: http://toolathand.org/#exhibition-info
The Tool at Hand is a group exhibition of artists and makers that originated at the Milwaukee Art Museum (Dec 8 - Apr 1, 2012). It then traveled to Philadelphia Art Alliance (Feb 1 - Apr 28, 2013). and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft where it has been on view since May 31 (through September 8). The show will travel to its final venue, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon (October 2, 2013 – January 11, 2014).
UPCOMING PROJECTS // Limited Edition Prints
The Bee Kingdom is an extensive visual archive of photographs, ephemera, drawings and paintings by Egyptian poet A.Z. Abushady and his circle. In September 2013, I will be teaming up with USA Projects to raise funds so I can begin to organize, index, translate and digitize this historically rich archive towards the creation of a virtual, open access museum.
To help fund this ongoing effort, I will offer for sale limited edition prints based on images from the archive. Two editions of lithographs (11 x 14 inches) will be produced with New York printer Shannon Broder. The sale will launch in September. Details to come.
RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS // 2013
Memphis Social, curated by Tom McGlynn (Beautiful Fields collective), an apexart franchise exhibition. May 2013
PAST WRITINGS // REPRODUCTIONS // PRESS // INTERVIEWS
Interview with Joy Garnett: Painting as a Radical Gesture, in The Huffington Post, Jan 30, 2013
"A New Ecology of Time," by Joy Garnett, in Virilio and Visual Culture, edited by Armitage, J. and Bishop, R; cover: Joy Garnett. Edinburgh Univiversity Press, 2013
"Pitiless Art," by Joy Garnett, in The Virilio Dictionary, edited by John Armitage, Edinburgh Univiversity Press, 2013
The Great Accelerator, by Paul Virilio (new trans.); cover: Joy Garnett. Polity, Cambridge 2013