Joseph del Pesco Hosts Everything Is Dangerous

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Koret Visitor Education Center

Del Pesco hosts Fillip magazine's Podesva and Khonsary, who will discuss their new pamphlet series within the context of Fillip's magazine and publication projects. Discussing the specificity of the series and the broader philosophy behind the form and function of the pamphlet, they will explore its singular and peculiar form of impassioned criticism to initiate conversations, which are "unbound." In the spirit of the propagandist's pamphlet, each will adopt the role of pamphleteer to present on current and urgent topics in contemporary art. In particular, they will examine the power of distribution and self-publishing in the circulation of contemporary art discourse as well as the rise of institutional practices by artists as a means of sidestepping limitations imposed by the state and the market.

The title of the event is taken from a quotation by Michel Foucault: "My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to hyper- and pessimistic activism." (1983)


Jeff Khonsary, Fillip magazine
Kristina Lee Podesva, Fillip magazine
Hosted by Joseph del Pesco, program director, ArtNow/Kadist