Join Andrew Lister, UIC Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, at the Graham Foundation Bookshop for the launch of Bricks from the Kiln#2, a publication co-edited and designed by Lister with London-based Matthew Stuart.
Bricks from the Kiln borrows its title from the glossary notes of Ret Marut's Der Ziegelbrenner, which was the 'size, shape and colour of a brick,' and ran for 13 issues between 1917 and 1921. Like the first issue, Bricks from the Kiln #2 is still ‘tentative, incomplete and inconsistent’ and still ‘in flux and liable to crack.’
Bricks from the Kiln #2 presents its material ‘reordered, recontextualised and reclassified, freed from the archive and fragmented on these pages,’ and includes contributions from Ryan Gerald Nelson, James Bulley, Daphne Oram, Céline Condorelli, James Langdon, Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism, Mark Simmonds, David Whelan, Ron Hunt and Rose Gridneff. Highlights from this issue include pieces on the sound-film work of Daphne Oram and Geoffrey Jones; monuments to Kazimir Malevich, Rosa Luxemburg and Walter Benjamin; the relocation of a defunct bookshop from Amsterdam to Epsom; a conversation on the politics of display and ‘Agatha Christie smoking Asger Jorn’s cigar.’
Taking place as part of a Saturday series of Graham Foundation bookshop events, this launch will feature a reading from Bricks from the Kiln #2 and discussion between Lister and Pouya Ahmadi, UIC Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. The launch will be followed by a reception in the bookshop with drinks and copies of Bricks from the Kiln #1 and #2 for sale.