Moderated reading groups, which examine the multiple cultures and histories of copying, will take place Wednesdays and Saturdays from February 7 to March 2, 2013 at P!, 334 Broome St, NYC.
These conversations are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are invited to read the texts beforehand in order to contribute to the discussions. Excerpts of each text will be available for reference at the space and online. P! is located at 334 Broome St, New York, and is open Thu–Sun, 12–6pm.
Wednesday, February 13, 6:30–8:30pm
Sara Greenberger Rafferty (Artist) leads a discussion on “The Deposition of Richard Prince in the Case of Cariou V. Prince et al” (excerpt)
Saturday, February 16, 3–5pm
Nader Vossoughian (Architectural historian & theoretician, NYIT) leads a discussion on Walter Benjamin’s “The Arcades Project” (excerpt)
Wednesday, February 20, 6:30–8:30pm
Editorial consultancy Superscript (Molly Heintz, Aileen Kwun, Avinash Rajagopal, Vera Sacchetti) leads a discussion on Orhan Pamuk’s “The Black Book” (excerpt coming soon)
Saturday, February 23, 3–5pm
“Copied in China”: Herb Tam (Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Chinese in America) and Xin Wang (Research assistant, Metropolitan Museum of Art) lead a discussion on a range of texts examining copying in historical and contemporary Chinese culture (texts coming soon)
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30–8:30pm
Ruba Katrib (Curator, SculptureCenter) leads a discussion on Michel Houellebecq’s “The Possibility of an Island” (excerpt)
NEW DATE: Friday, March 1, 6:30–8:30pm
Ben Smith (Editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed) leads a discussion on Richard Dawkins’ “The Selfish Gene” (excerpt)
Saturday, March 2, 3–5pm
Exhibition closing event with writer Sarah Schulman