Tuesday, March 29, 2011

April Fools or An Evening of Conceptual Writing


Friday, April 1st @ 7 p.m.
Kenneth Goldsmith & Vanessa Place

de Young Museum of Fine Art
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, California
free to museum members; $5 for all others

Kenneth Goldsmith is the creator of unique conceptual works, such as The Weather, consisting of verbatim weather transcripts of forecasts for the Northeast for an entire year, and Head Citations, homophonic translations (or simply mishearings) of popular songs ("This is the dawning of the age of malaria"). Founder of UBUWEB, a leading literary website devoted to innovative writing, he lives in New York City.

Vanessa Place is the author of Dies: A Sentence, a full-length noir work consisting entirely of one sentence, the post-conceptual novel La Medusa, and, with Robert Fitterman, the volume of theory, Notes on Conceptualisms. Her book of conceptual poetry, Statement of Facts, has been published in France as Expose des Faits. Co-director of Les Figues, an important publisher of conceptual and proceduralist writing, she lives in Los Angeles.

Both writers lecture and perform internationally.

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