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Talks | Visual Art

Kim Schoen: Artist Book Release and Talk

Thu, Nov 2, 2017
  • 6PM

Wendy’s Subway Reading Room, BAM Fisher

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Thursday November 02, 2017
Performances no longer available.

Next Wave artist Kim Schoen is joined by Max Warsh and Rachel Valinsky to discuss her new book. Hawaii (160) functions as a companion to Schoen’s series of photographs of buchatrappen (“books without pages”), which are currently on view as part of the BAM Visual Art exhibition Loss for Words. The pages of Hawaii (160) are the “imagined guts” of those blank books—images interwoven with texts and meditations by Schoen, Jan Tumlir, and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer.

Hawaii (160) is available for perusal in the Wendy’s Subway Reading Room and for purchase by contacting Visual Arts at

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis

Kim Schoen 

Kim Schoen lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. Her work addresses the rhetoric of display in consumer culture, deconstructing existing representations intended to persuade and convince. Schoen received an MFA from CalArts and an MPhil from the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Moskowitz Bayse in Los Angeles, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and Kunstverein Springhornhof and Kleine Humboldt Galerie in Germany. Schoen is also the co-founder of the journal MATERIAL.

Max Warsh 

Max Warsh is an artist and curator in New York City. He is currently the associate program director for the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and co-founded the artist-run gallery Regina Rex on the Lower East Side. He received an MFA in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work was recently exhibited at the Queens Museum, BAM, and the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland.

Rachel Valinsky 

Rachel Valinsky is an independent curator, writer, and translator based in New York. She is currently a doctoral student in art history at the Graduate Center, CUNY, with a research focus on the intersection of performance and expanded writing practices in the 1970s and 80s. She is a co-founder of Wendy’s Subway, the Bushwick-based nonprofit library and writing space, and also holds positions as a curatorial fellow at The Kitchen and a curator of the Friday Night Reading Series at the Poetry Project.