Book Launch and Reading | Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe
Thursday, April 11
Richard Roe is the fictional memoir of a legal person, published by Sternberg Press and designed by Luke Gould. The name is one of the oldest used in English law when the real name of someone is withheld, or when a corpse can’t be identified. Richard Roe is a known unknown, a one-size-fits-all, a potentially everyone and actually no one.
Divided into seven fragmentary sections, this memoir gives voice to the legal fictions that influence terms of selfhood, politics and economics. On the occasion of this launch, Coburn will read excerpts from the book exploring concepts of personhood from legal, psychological, and metaphysical realms.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Richard Roe is a multi-part project commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and curated by Cory Scozzari. As part of this project, Coburn has legally named an orchid hybrid Aranda Richard Roe. Click here for more information.
The Kingsboro Press Issue 8 Launch
Readings by Greil Marcus, Jeremy Sigler and Jordan Awan
This Wednesday, August 29th
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art
18 Wooster Street
New York NY 10013
Readings start at 7:30 PM sharp
Greil Marcus is an eminent rock writer and cultural critic. He was the first rock reviewer for Rolling Stone Magazine, a writer for the famed populist music publication Creem, and a contributor at Artforum. He is a Promethean figure in the rock ‘n’ roll pantheon and has been bringing the burning core of the scene to the people since the very beginning. He is the author of numerous unmissable books on the subject, including Mystery Train and Ranters and Crowd Pleasers (now renamed In the Fascist Bathroom: Punk in Pop Music,1977-1992, in its current edition).
Jeremy Sigler is a poet, writer, sculptor and critic. He is a lecturer at the Yale MFA in Sculpture, and Publications and Editorial Manager at DIA. He has recently released a spoken word 12-inch record with Ken Seeno, published by The Kingsboro Press.
Jordan Awan is an artist, illustrator and writer. A longtime Kingsboro collaborator, he is the Art Director at The New Yorker magazine, where he is also a contributing writer.