Joy Garnett is an artist and writer in Brooklyn, New York. She writes the column Copy That! for Art21 Magazine and blogs at NEWSgrist.com. She has been the Arts Editor for Cultural Politics, a contemporary media theory journal published by Duke University Press, since 2005. She is currently writing a book and working on a visual archive.
Copy That! a column for Art21 Magazine:
- The Grift Economy, Copy That! Art21 Magazine Apr/May: "Value"
- Lost in Transmission, Copy That! Art21 Feb/Mar Issue: "Translation"
- Free-Fail, Copy That! Art21 Dec/Jan Issue: "Failure"
- They Are the World, Copy That! Art21 inaugural Oct/Nov Issue: "Becoming an Artist," Joy Garnett launches her new column with some thoughts on copying and archival tendencies in the 21st century.
RECENT ARTICLES + CHAPTERS // 2013
- Alone in the Archive. This essay was published in response to Ibraaz Platform 006: What role can the archive play in developing and sustaining a critical and culturally located art history? (November 6, 2013)
- Towards a New Ecology of Time, in Virilio and Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), edited by John Armitage and Ryan Bishop.
- Pitiless Art, in The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), edited by John Armitage.
RECENT INTERVIEWS // 2013
- Interview with Joy Garnett about unmonumental, by Mike Flynn, a student at the Community College of Rhode Island, on the occasion of the CCRI collaborative unmonumental exhibition.
- 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).
- Interview With Joy Garnett: Painting As a Radical Gesture, by Julia Schwartz, Editor, Figure/Ground Communication; excerpted in The Huffington Post (Jan 30, 2013)
PAST ARTICLES + CHAPTERS
- 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; Henan University Press, Beijing (2011).
- Analogue Natives, in the 25th Anniversary Issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G, edited by Mira Schor and Susan Bee (2012).
- The Case for Appropriation: A Call to Arms. 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)
- Myself: A Conversation about Self-Portraiture, with Mira Schor. Myself exhibition catalog essay, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno (2011).
- light itself. Visual AIDS Web Gallery (January 2010).
- Radicalizing Refamiliarization, with John Armitage, in the Journal of Visual Culture 8:2 (August 2009).
- Vertov's Accident (Or, 'The Paint Still'), in VERTOV FROM V TO A, edited by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn (2008).
- On the Rights of Molotov Man: Appropriation and the art of context. Harper's (Feb 2007).
- Follow The Image. Cultural Politics 1:1 (Mar 2005).
- In their own words. NYFA Current (Apr 2005).
- Steal This Look. Intelligent Agent (Spring/Summer 2004).
- 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).
- Into Africa, Artnet Magazine. Column on the arts of Africa and the Diaspora (1999-2001).
- Interview with Joy Garnett for Figure/Ground Communication, by Julia Schwartz (December 25, 2012)
- Apocalypse Now: Interview with Joy Garnett, by John Armitage. Cultural Politics 7:1 (Mar 2011)
- Interview: Joy Garnett with Ryan Bishop. Theory Culture + Society, April 2010. To coincide with special issue, Changing Climates (May 2010).