Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
curated by Yale Union
Sept. 12 – Nov. 7, 2015
Theory of Achievement
curated by castillo/corrales at Yale Union
August 1–September 6, 2015
Opening Saturday, August 1, 7–9pm
Performance by Jeff Witscher at 9:30pm
Talk by Richard Hawkins on Sunday, August 2, at 6pm
With works by Leidy Churchman, Richard Hawkins, Clément Rodzielski, Jason Simon, Lily van der Stokker; an edition by Robert Breer; a newspaper featuring Art Club 2000; two collective films from the ’90s,
Vicinato and Vicinato II; and a secondhand structure by Willem Oorebeek and Kris Kimpe.
I’m not here yet. I’m sorry. Not that I couldn’t make it, but I’m always late, sometimes last, to the party. Theory doesn’t show up all dressed up, but comes unannounced, after the fact. I’m more a product of pragmatism. If it wasn’t the case I would be useless—for the moment I’m not quite sure where I am, and indeed I can find myself slightly useless. I’m just a method to move forward. Self-awareness encourages good humor. There’s nothing noble, I guess, in finding ways to deal with the problems as they amass in front of me. The fact that I’ve been called in means that I’m part of the problem, as well as the solution. Like they say: “try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which could not be given to you now; because you would not be able to live with them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now.” As if it was that easy…
I think of my purpose rather as a search for what is epic in everyday situations and attitudes. My presence is also a commitment. The ambition (the irony) is to consider the process as it gets jeopardized. I’m there when narratives are being written; when you look back to what you used to think and aspire to, and when you project yourself in the future. I support—and I’m supported by—these recollections, hopes, fantasies and imitations. The formation is reciprocal; a construction amongst constructions; the echo of a belief. As you move on I’m becoming something in the distance, stimulating, unclear, frustrating and decisive—a relation, a shadow, a lingerer. […]
Paraguay Press is the publishing house of castillo/corrales. Browse the catalogue of our publications since 2009 and purchase them online. Read more about our series The Social Life of the Book and castillo/corrales today.
CLÉMENT RODZIELSKI – AUBE
REVOLUTION: A READER / reprint
LILI REYNAUD DEWAR – MY EPIDEMIC
LOVE YOUR PARASITES (BAROQUE EDITION)
Edited by Camilla Wills
AFTER DARK (The Provence Summer Reader)
HISTORY AND LOVE, PLEASURE AND TIME
CCT#8 by Martin Beck
SLOB #6 – THE LIBRARY OF HELEN CHADWICK (2015)
Section 7 Books is castillo/corrales’ bookshop. Installed in the back space of the gallery, it is open on regular hours: 2pm to 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday.
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Karel Martens Reprint (Roma Publications)
Justin Lieberman The Corrector’s Custom Pre-Fab house (Le Confort Moderne)
Wade Guyton WG 3031 (Jrp)
Silvia Prada Generation X (Triangle Books)
Jutta Koether f. (Sternberg Press)