Join us for the launch of the fourth iteration of Bookshelves, PAPER CUTS / LIVE, curated by artist Christopher Kardambikis. Brett Suemnicht of GenderFail, whose publications are featured on the shelf, will read from his zines and then speak to Kardambikis about his practice.

Listen to the conversation, recorded live, and now published as a Paper Cuts podcast here.

aBout genderfail

GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative featuring the perspectives of queer and trans people and people of color. GenderFail looks to build up, reinforce, and open opportunities for creative projects that focus on printed matter. GenderFail invites artists, writers and activists to create publications, prints, and programming to present through the platform. Since its inception in 2015, GenderFail has released content by Liz Barr, Jesse Harrod, Maria Tínaut, Anthony Iacono, Paige Hanserd, Ethan Kastner with upcoming works by Pallavi Sen, Roxana Azar, and Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik. GenderFail has presented work at MoMA PS1 (NYC), Ulises Books (Philadelphia), After School Special (Milwaukee), and SEDIMENT (Richmond). Their publications can be found at Printed Matter (NYC), Art Metropole (Toronto), Artbook at MoMA PS1 (NYC), Quimby’s Books (Chicago), and Verbatim Books (San Diego). More information can be found at their website


Washington Project for the Arts
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Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:30pm