Please join us for the launch of Issue 8 of The Third Rail, a collection of 23 commissioned black-and-white posters by artists, free to take home. The launch will feature DJ sets from 5-7 by Hiro Kone and Micki Pellerano.
With this, writes The Third Rail, we interrupt our regular programming so as to respond as a publication to the political turmoil of present moment, sadly multiplied repeatedly during the production of this issue; topics addressed include the festering of neo-fascism, police brutality, citizens united, Trump, Clinton, Bernie, the student loan crisis, the battle over women’s reproductive rights, and the upcoming election. We didn’t want to look back in a year or ten years and regret having remained silent while the house was on fire, only instead of issuing a programmatic statement, we decided to present a plurality of statements by artists who each had a poster or sign to work with. Inside the front cover, there’s no intro or preamble, save for an epigraph —
When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck.
—Paul Virilio, Politics of the Very Worst
Issue 8 features posters by:
Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson
Lise Haller Baggesen
Albert Herter & Hiro Kone
Jordan Nassar & Brendan Fowler
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
C. Spencer Yeh
The Third Rail is a quarterly publication dedicated to a discussion of modern and contemporary art, politics, philosophy, and culture, featuring critical essays and reviews, interviews, literary arts and artist center spread projects. The Third Rail is an editorially independent affiliate of The Brooklyn Rail. www.thirdrailquarterly.org