Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Richard Kostelanetz Birthday Tribute



This Thursday, May 21, Picture Room will honor Richard Kostelanetz's 75th birthday with a tribute from Todd Colby, Hyo Know, and Claire Barliant.

7pm-9pm
236 Mulberry Street
(between Prince and Spring)

Todd Colby has published six books of poetry: Ripsnort, Cush, Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings, and Tremble & Shine, all published by Soft Skull Press. Flushing Meadows was published by Scary Topiary Press in 2013. Colby’s latest book, Splash State, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Hyo Kwon runs her own graphic design practice in New York where she often collaborates with writers, artists, curators and other designers in various forms and scales. In 2011, she organized the 'Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore' for Kunstverein Amsterdam together with Goda Budvtyte, a graphic designer currently based in Brussels.

Claire Barliant is Brooklyn-based writer, curator, and teacher. She has worked as an associate editor of Artforum and an executive editor of Modern Painters. Her writing has appeared in Triple Canopy, Time Out New York, Artforum, Art in America, and Icon, as well as numerous catalogues. Her recent curatorial projects include “As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’” at EFA Project Space, New York (2014); “Kool-Aid Wino” at Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT (2013); and a screening series for Dirty Looks: On Location, New York (2013).

Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz’s work in several fields appear in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Art, NNDB.com, Wikipedia.com, and Britannica.com, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.

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