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"When Artists Publish: Berlin–Los Angeles,"
September 15, 2018, 4pm, SPRÜTH MAGERS LA (5900 Wilshire Blvd)

There is a long history of artists working as publishers, from Alfred Stieglitz’s journal 'Camera Work' to 'The Situationist Times'. These publishing enterprises created potent vehicles for collaborating with other artists and disseminating their work in innovative ways. This mode of working is as present as ever, with exhibitions and fairs devoted to artists’ presses and publications, even as digital platforms have outpaced traditional printing methods. On the occasion of Thomas Scheibitz’s exhibition at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, a panel of artist-publishers including Scheibitz will discuss their motivations, techniques, and philosophies around publishing in a variety of forms.

DIAMONDPAPER (Thomas Scheibitz)
Hesse Press (Clare Kelly and John Wiese)
Rakish Light (Deirdre O’Dwyer and Brian O’Connell)
Wendy Yao (Ooga Booga)
Moderated by Pietro Rigolo, Special Collections Archivist, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

May 5, 2018, 2pm
Aram & Gailyn Saroyan read from "A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son"
(Rakish Light, 2018)  with a slide presentation at: ACID-FREE Art Book Market, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

May 4 – 6, 2018
ACID-FREE Art Book Market, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

October 7, 2017
Travelogue. Book party at Valentine's Space for the release of two romantic journeys from Rakish Light Press: Vacation by J. Parker Valentine and Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott.

December 2016–September 2017
Rakish Light is currently in resisdence at Valentine's Space, where we have continued our regular printing while programming a series of related public performances, projects, and collaborations.

March 26, 2017
BUILDING: a night of film and performance, with works by Kate Brown, Corey Fogel, Michael Snow, and friends
Please join Rakish Light on Sunday, March 26, for an evening that explores building—interior, exterior, and psychological—with a performance by Corey Fogel followed by screenings of 16mm color prints of Kate Brown's Atlanta Central Library (2017, 10 min) and Michael Snow's Back and Forth (1969, 52 min). The event is organized by Rakish Light at Valentine's Space, 598 West Ave 28, Los Angeles. (Expect a poster, too.)

February 24–26, 2017
Rakish Light projects at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA: At Honor Fraser's booth our collaboration with Annie Lapin, unique portfolios of 79 double-sided printed sheets, will be available as well as posters designed by Victoria Fu as part of Rakish Light's Real Print project (January 2017). X-tra journal is presenting a benefit poster designed and printed by Rakish Light.

November 5–December 16, 2016
Rakish Light and Annie Lapin's collaborative print editon is on view at "Annie Lapin: Watchers and Winks," at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles.