PRESS // Fall-Winter 2013
- Benjamin Sutton, in Cyborg Manifesto (Oct 6): "Joy Garnett's spectacular painting 'Pink Bomb' (2011) from the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's summer show The Tool at Hand." [LINK]
- Review of Virilio and Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) by Enda McCaffrey in Modern & Contemporary France (Routledge, Oct 31, 2013).
ARTICLES + CHAPTERS // Fall-Winter 2013
Free-Fail, the latest installment of Copy That! column on visual art and intellectual property. Art21 Magazine Winter (Dec/Jan) Issue (The Failure Issue)
- 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)
- They Are the World. Premiere issue of Art21 Magazine, (Oct/Nov Issue: Becoming an Artist): Joy Garnett launches her new column with some thoughts on copying and archival tendencies in the 21st century.
- Towards a New Ecology of Time, in Virilio and Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press, Oct 2013), edited by John Armitage and Ryan Bishop.
- Pitiless Art, in The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, Oct 2013), edited by John Armitage.
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 Marcia Lynx Qualey in Arabic Literature (in English) (August 26, 2013)
- Interview With Joy Garnett: Painting As a Radical Gesture, by Julia Schwartz, Editor, Figure/Ground Communication; excerpt in The Huffington Post (Jan 30, 2013)
ARTIST BOOK // Fall-Winter 2013
- This small volume contains a selection of images from unmonumental, a project by Joy Garnett, with an essay by Tom McGlynn.
- The e-book is a variation on the hard copy, and includes media: two 3-minute clips of unmonumental video. It is available in iPad and iPod touch (iBooks format). The e-book is also available through the Apple iBookstore (iTunes)
LIMITED EDITIONS // Fall-Winter 2013 // The Bee Kingdom Archive & Limited Edition Prints
- The Bee Kingdom is a multimedia project that incorporates an archive of historical documents, photographs, ephemera, and artworks by my maternal grandfather, the influential Egyptian poet and bee scientist A.Z. Abushady and his circle. To help fund this ongoing effort, I have teamed up with Hatchfund so I can begin to organize, index, translate and digitize this material.
- For sale: two limited edition prints drawn from images from the archive. These editions of lithographs (11 x 14 inches/ed 25 ea) will be produced with New York printer Shannon Broder. Details
EXHIBITIONS // Fall-Winter 2013
- The Wayland Rudd Collection, Winkleman Gallery, NY, January 17-February 15, 2014. Traveling exhibition and collaborative work-in-progress organized by Yevgeniy Fiks. My contribution, Edham the Atheist, focuses on the strange and short life of Ismail Ahmad Edham (1911-1940), an Alexandrian Egyptian of Turkish descent, writer, social critic, fantasist, atheist, imposter, maverick, grifter. An offshoot of The Bee Kingdom project, this work premiers at Winkleman Gallery.
- #unmonumental: a collaborative project: Artist Joy Garnett, and CCRI art students. Rhode Island Community College, Knight Campus Art Gallery, Nov 5 - Dec 5, 2013. Curated by Ricardo Rivera and conceived by Joy Garnett, an artist who has collected a database of pictures that students can experience and respond to, creating their own work based on the random images that Garnett has captured. “I’m really interested in creating social interaction where students become more engaged,” [Rivera] added. “Not just coming in and responding visually, but actually, physically, being a part of what’s going on in the gallery.” via CCRI.edu
- 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 Rachel Sharp and BALTIC Professor Christine Borland shows how contemporary painters are harnessing the creative potential of digital media.
- VIBE, Suite 303, NYC. Curated by Mary Ann Strandell (Dec 8-9). VIBE exhibition is a grouping of four artists whose work exemplifies a vibration of change and experimentation.
- Containment, part of 'Water', a year-long intitiative at 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.
- The Tool at Hand is a group exhibition of artists and makers that originated at the Milwaukee Art Museum (Dec 8 - Apr 1, 2012). The Tool at Hand traveled to the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Feb 1 - Apr 28, 2013). and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (May 31 - September 8), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon (October 2, 2013 – January 11, 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. To order a hard copy or download a PDF of the catalog, please go to the Exhibition Info section on the exhibition site: http://toolathand.org/#exhibition-info Watch my 'Tool' video on Artbabble: http://www.artbabble.org/video/chipstone/tool-hand-joy-garnett
RECENTLY SEEN //
Joy Garnett: NSA HQ (2003) 15 x 20 inches. Oil on canvas. PRIVATE COLLECTION
- Pacific Standard (August 2013)
- Pacific Standard (June 2013)
- Calendar, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill