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Art, Community and Direct Action: An evening with The Anarchist Review of Books

March 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Price: Free (Registration Required)Join us to celebrate the publication of The Anarchist Review of Books issue #5 with with Cara Hoffman, Payton Alexandre, and Ben Durham

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Art, Community and Direct Action: An evening with The Anarchist Review of Books

with Cara Hoffman, Payton Alexandre, and Ben Durham

Join us to celebrate the publication of The Anarchist Review of Books issue #5: Intelligent, non-academic writing with an anti-authoritarian perspective. AROB are dedicated to transforming society through literature and through open, incisive critique of the media, politics, history, art and writing that shape our world. Our panel discusses topics from the current issue including Stop Cop City in Atlanta, mutual aid in Exarchia Greece, Black Anarchism in the US, and the roles that art and literature have in these contexts.

Cara Hoffman is a MacDowell Fellow and an Edward Albee Fellow, she has written for the New York Times, The Paris Review, Bookforum, Bennington Review, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Stylist, Elle, Marie Claire, Brooklyn Rail and NPR. She is the author of the novels ” Running” and “Be Safe I Love You” as well as the short fiction collection “Ruin” being adapted for film. She has been a visiting lecturer at Oxford University, and is a founding editor of The Anarchist Review of Books. Her debut book of non-fiction, on the philosophy of LEAVING, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She lives in New York City and Athens, Greece.

Payton Alexandre writes for The Anarchist Review of Books.

Ben Durham has his work included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; FLAG Art Foundation, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; 21c Museum, Louisville; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin. Durham has been included in group exhibitions at the Smithsonian Museum’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.; FLAG Art Foundation, New York; 21c Museums; KMAC Museum, Louisville; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; and Maison Particuliere, Brussels; among many others. He’s a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts, and has received a MacDowell Fellowship in 2017 and was named a Yaddo Residency Fellow in 2019. He received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and lives and works in Richmond, VA.

This event was made possible by support from the City Lights Foundation. To learn more visit: https://citylights.com/foundation/

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