Issue Launch Party

ART PAPERS X Remote Access

Save the Date!

Join Art Papers and the REMOTE ACCESS party collective to celebrate the launch of ART PAPERS Summer 2022 on Thursday, September 8, 8:00–9:30 pm Eastern Time. This is a Zoom-based gathering, featuring sets by DJ Queer Shoulders, a conversation between Levani & Kevin Gotkin, and an introduction to the issue.

In their essay from this issue, and we were dancing, danilo machado considers “living tools for sharing many kinds of space” used in the disability-centric REMOTE ACCESS series. This ongoing series of parties models and extends ART PAPERS issue’s theme of The New Commons.

The event will feature an access ecology that includes ASL song-signing, captions, audio description, sound description, and access doula-ing. 

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About The Issue 

ART PAPERS Summer 2022 // New Commons explores what is held in common, what is shared, and what is public, now. It features artistic practices that engage with adaptive and visionary notions of the commons, public space, and shared experience in response to pandemic reconfigurations along with anti-colonial and anti-racist movements’ reclamation of the commons. Contributions also look to artists’ critical engagement with humor and corporate aesthetics, to archives and history, and to radical accessibility in virtual meeting spaces.

danilo machado (he/they) is a poet, curator, and critic living on occupied land who is interested in language’s potential for revealing tenderness, erasure, and relationships to power. Their writing has been feature in Hyperallergic; Poem-A-Day; The Recluse; GenderFail; No, Dear; artcritical; and TAYO Literary Magazine, as well as alongside exhibitions at Miriam Gallery, CUE Art Foundation, Real Art Ways, and elsewhere. machado is producer of public programs at the Brooklyn Museum and curator of the exhibitions Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text (Franklin Street Works, 2019–2020), support structures(Virtual/8th Floor, 2020), and We turn (EFA Project Space, 2021).

Kevin Gotkin is an access ecologist, distinction merchant, institutional critic, and community organizer. They have been organizing in the disability arts worlds of Lenapehoking, so-called New York City, since 2016, when they co-founded Disability/Arts/NYC with Simi Linton to shape a public platform for disability artistry. They currently serve as Organizer in the disability arts collective Kinetic Light. They help steward the Critical Design Lab (2022 United States Artist Fellow) and the REMOTE ACCESS party collective. In 2021, they were an inaugural cohort member of Creative Time’s Think Tank. They received their Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and were a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, & Communication at NYU until 2021.

Levani (aka Levan Mindiashvili) is a Georgian-born Brooklyn-based visual artist. They received their MFA from Buenos Aires National University of Arts (2010) and BFA from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (2003). They have exhibited in such venues as East Slovak Gallery, Kosovo; EFA Project Space, NY; ShauFenster, Berlin; BRIC, Brooklyn; National Museum of China, Beijing; Georgian National Museum; Marisa Newman Projects, NY; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn; Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia and more. They are a recipient of the City Artists Corp Grant, Peter S Reed Foundation Grant, NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program fellowship, Creative Time X Summit Grant, AIM Fellowship of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NARS Foundation Studio Residency and the National Endowments for the Arts. Their work has been reviewed in publications such as Frieze, Art in America, HYPERALLERGIC, The Art Newspaper, ArtAsia Pacific, PIN-UP Magazine, Huffington Post, OSMOS, and more.

About Art Papers
For 46 years Art Papers has provided multiple platforms for publishing and presenting varied voices, critical perspectives, and urgent conversations happening about and around contemporary art. Art Papers is committed to creating space for diverse voices and amplifying them, especially ones that have historically been marginalized in the art world. Based in Atlanta, Art Papers represents the American South globally and offers an underrepresented perspective on the global art world, in a way that champions important work being produced outside of cultural capitals and mainstream markets.