Join us at Printed Matter / St Marks for a launch of Shifter 25: Waiting outside our storefront at 38 St Marks Pl with Shifter editors and contributors.
Waiting is usually what we do between things. It is the space between two destinations, an empty and anxious time to fill with distractions. But when we look more closely, we see that waiting is also an activity in itself, bristling with energy, uncertainty, and inequality.
Shifter explores the intersection of contemporary art, theory and experimental writing. We convene public dialogues and produce publications. In Shifter’s twenty-fifth issue we ask, what does the condition of waiting reveal about us, our world, and the natural environment that sustains it?
Waiting began as eight online sessions featuring artists, historians, and theorists who grappled with this question. These events, and the resulting publication, are co-hosted by MIT List Visual Arts Center and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati in conjunction with solo exhibitions by Sreshta Rit Premnath.
Edited by Avram Alpert and Sreshta Rit Premnath
Barbarita Polster, Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bethany Ides, Branden Koch, Catherine Czacki, Diego Gerard, Elizabeth Matta Saleh, Erik Wenzel, Felipe Steinberg, Gordon Hall, Guadalupe Maravilla, Hil Yeh, Jane Norris, Jeff Williams, Jenny Perlin, Jonathan VanDyke, Juliana Castro, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Kanad Chakrabarti, Kara Rooney, Kevin Jerome Everson, Lauren Williams, Lee Hunter, Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta, Maricruz Alarcon, Massinissa Selmani, Matthew Metzger, Mustafa Faruki, Nicole Fleetwood, Sakshi Gupta, Sandrine Canac, Taraneh Fazeli, and Umber Majeed