Past Events

Picturing Abortion: A Conversation with Carmen Winant at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and online via Zoom

Thursday 13 June

For The Last Safe Abortion, Carmen Winant assembled 2,500 photographic prints to form a collective portrait of the ordinary, daily tasks required to provide abortion health care. Drawn from the archives of university special collections and clinics (and supplemented by photographs made by the artist), these images depict staff, physicians, and volunteers taken over a fifty-year period before the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022.  

In this event, Winant extends this project by bringing together a group of clinicians, patients, and activists from the MYAbortion Network to discuss how photography is central to understanding the medical, political, and social realities of abortion care. 

Petra Blaisse in conversation with Jana Crepon, Aura Luz Melis, and Wouter Vanstiphout at Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

Friday 14 June

Join us to celebrate the expansive work of Petra Blaisse and her renowned studio Inside Outside and mark the launch of  their new retrospective Art Applied, a kaleidoscopic view of their work across interior, exhibition, and landscape design over the course of more than three decades. Petra Blaisse and Inside Outside partners Jana Crepon and Aura Luz Melis will be in conversation with architectural historian Wouter Vanstiphout. This event is part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month programme.

Book Launch: ‘Little Joe: A book about queers and cinema, mostly’ at 2220 Arts + Archives, Los Angeles

Tuesday 25 June

Celebrate the launch of Little Joe: A book about queers and cinema, mostly — a new book, compiled by editor-in chief Sam Ashby — that brings together the cult periodical’s elusive texts and proposes a new, alternative cinematic canon drawn from the fringes of taste and style. 

Book Launch: Shirley Irons 'Composition' at Magenta Plains, New York

Wednesday 26 June

Join us to celebrate the launch of Shirley Irons's new book Composition. This two-volume publication brings together an overview of the artist’s paintings to date, alongside multifaceted reflections on art, artmaking, and landscape through a selection of her short essays and stories.

Petra Blaisse , Fredi Fischli, and Niels Olsen in conversation with Kersten Geers at CIVA, Brussels

Wednesday 3 July

Petra Blaisse and editors Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen will be in conversation with architect Kersten Geers to celebrate the launch of Art Applied, a kaleidoscopic view of Petra Blaisse and acclaimed studio Inside Outside’s work across interior, landscape, and exhibition design. The conversation will be moderated by CIVA's artistic director Nikolaus Hirsch.

Adam Broomberg and Rafael Gonzalez at Arles Book Fair, Arles

Friday 5 July

Adam Broomberg and Rafael Gonzalez will be signing copies of Anchor in the Landscape, a book that depicts the olive tree as a symbol of occupation and resistance in Palestine, bearing witness to a landscape that is increasingly destroyed. ⁠