A discussion with Walter Robinson, Pat Steir and Robin Winters
December 10, 2019
Join us for a special event to mark the launch of Art-Rite, a new facsimile reprint collecting the full run of the landmark periodical. Art-Rite editor Walter Robinson will be joined in conversation by artists Pat Steir and Robin Winters for a conversation on artists in Soho between 1973-1978. Moderated by Carlo McCormick, with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch.
Note that this event takes place at Jeffrey Deitch (18 Wooster Street, between Canal and Grand). Join on Facebook here.
Edited and published by Joshua Cohn, Edit DeAk, and Walter Robinson between 1973 and 1978 (Cohn would leave after issue 7), Art-Rite moved easily through the expansive community of post-conceptual, post-minimalist, performance, and video artists that made up New York’s vibrant downtown arts scene. With a sharp editorial vision, fanzine ethos, and proto-punk aesthetic, the magazine presented up-close coverage of the art world that was at once critical, humorous, and deeply knowledgeable, avoiding the formal tone and self-seriousness that characterized other art publications of the time. Over its five year run, Art-Rite would publish hundreds of interviews, exhibition and performance reviews, statements, and projects “by, with, and about” a generation of artists who felt accessible in these pages, even as many of them were, or would soon become, the defining voices of the era.
Art-Rite (2019) is co-published by Primary Information and Printed Matter, Inc. Copies of the book will be available at the event, or may be purchased via the Printed Matter site here.