Catalogue Finissage: Epilogue

Publication Studio Rotterdam is excited to invite you to the third and final event in the public program accompanying their current exhibition Catalogue at MAMA, on view til Sunday July 22th. Epilogue is hosted by V2_.

Jul 2018
17:00 to 20:30



Epilogue is designed to look toward the future. Over the past months we have been developing our new online platform, an updated website that steps beyond its current state as an American-centric webshop and solidifies the interconnectivity and aspirational operations of the Publication Studio network through a fully functioning digital exchange. 
We will weave the launching of this new platform through talks by MAMA’s director Nathalie Hartjes and Elaine Wing-Ah Ho from Publication Studio Pearl River Delta —the newest studio to join our network and the first in the Asia Pacific region. The evening will end with drinks to celebrate this next chapter for Publication Studio, and will be accompanied by a visual interpretation of the new webplatform by Cyanne van den Houten, performed alongside a DJ set by Zwillingpaar—van den Houten’s collaboration with illustrator Isa van Weert.

Epilogue is hosted by V2_.



— 19:00 Doors open
— 19:30 Introduction by Yin Yin Wong and Isabelle Sully (Publication Studio Rotterdam)
— 19:45 Nathalie Hartjes
Behind the scenes MAMA is developing a new virtual space as counterpart to the showroom, with the aim to more adequately navigate the on/offline realities of her young audience. In this spirit, MAMA’s director Nathalie Hartjes will take a moment to reflect on how online platforms can transcend the status of merely promotional tools. Nathalie will leaf through an eclectic selection of sites online—from www.pattymorgan.net and https://www.mutualart.com/, to www.unboundbabes.com and www.rijksoverheid.nl—in an attempt to identify which communities they serve, and whether they succeed.

— 20:30 ‘Light Logistics’ by Elaine Wing-Ah Ho (Publication Studio Pearl River Delta)
Among several recent inquiries into the illicit movements of goods and people, the ‘Light Logistics’ project organised by Display Distribute operates as a burgeoning distribution platform and travelogue in service of the channels between readers and independent publishers. As a 'not-in-time' enterprise, ‘Light Logistics’ appropriates the surplus carrying power of a network of travellers, forging an intimate architecture of global logistics and simultaneously creating other forms of encounter and knowledge exchange parallel to the print-based production of critical practices in art and theory from East and Southeast Asia. Elaine W. Ho was named ‘Light Logistics’ Courier of the Month in August 2016.

— 21:15 Zwillingpaar DJ set & Drinks
— 22:30 Close 


Nathalie Hartjes
Since 2015, Nathalie Hartjes has been the director of MAMA, a platform for visual culture and young talent in Rotterdam. In 2014, she led Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem. She was employed by De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam from 2010 to 2015, where she was coordinator of both its renowned Curatorial Programme and the innovative Gallerist Programme that ran from 2012–14. She started her career at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, where she was based from 2004–08. Her artistic interests are centered around acts of subversion within mass and popular culture, camp strategies, and forms of transgression as tools to trouble authority, revalue so-called low culture, and promote inclusion beyond a traditional elite. 

Elaine Wing-Ah Ho 
Elaine W. Ho works between the realms of time-based art, language, urban practice and design, and what this really means is that there are many forms of study, and many kinds of people involved. These are questions about the architectures and social spaces under late capitalism, questions about a latent commons and questions about the sociopolitics of syntax. She is the founder of artist-run project space HomeShop (2008–2013), co-conspirator at Display Distribute (2015–ongoing) and •• PROPAGANDA DEPARTMENT (2017–ongoing), and since 2005 has been a frequent contributor to a disjunctured stream of thought known as www.iwishicoulddescribeittoyoubetter.net.
Ho will be charting grounds with the 11th Publication Studio, to open in the Pearl River Delta late 2018.

Cyanne van den Houten
Cyanne van den Houten is media-artist and founder of Telemagic. Acting as an open media-lab, art-meets-tech collective Telemagic makes sense of the mysteries that revolve around digital technology, often in collaboration with other artists and makers. Telemagic opposes the idea that the invisibility of technology is something to be feared, instead embracing, cherishing and moulding it into something tangible. Parallel to Telemagic, Cyanne works as designer for her digital agency Tripcode.biz where she specializes in immersive visual communication.

Publication Studio's new digital platform was generously supported by Stimuleringsfonds and the Musagetes Foundation

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