Destination LA: College Art Association 2018

The College Art Association annual conference is taking place on the West Coast this year, convening in Los Angeles next week.

We welcome attendees to our home state, and look forward to connecting at the conference.

Visit Us at Booth #307

Save 40% on new and notable Art titles. Request an exam copy of books designed for course use, such as these two new texts on the Art Market. Sign up for our Art eNews list in the booth to be automatically entered in our daily conference prize drawing for the book of your choice.

Attend Our Session

University of California Press invites you to our exhibitor session: Creative Art Book Promotion and How to Find Audiences That Matter on Friday, February 23rd, 8:30AM–10:00AM. The panel will be chaired by UC Press’s Senior Marketing Manager, Aimée Goggins, with Tyler Green, historian and producer/host of The Modern Art Notes Podcast; Anastasia Aukeman, Parsons School of Design; Maureen Winter, Getty Publications; and Kate Koza, Bookforum as panelists.


Attend Our Session at College Art Association

For the first time ever, conference exhibitors were invited to submit panel proposals for the 2018 College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles.

The CAA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of professionals in the visual arts in the world, with over 300 panels and dozens of professional development workshops and events. The College Art Association encourages anyone who is interested in the arts, works in the arts, is looking for a job in the arts, or works in higher education to try to attend the conference.* The last time it was in Los Angeles was 2012. It’s not quite Halley’s Comet, but it’s not too far off either.

We are thrilled to have our session on the program for Friday morning, February 23rd—please plan your conference schedule so that you can join us!


CREATIVE ART BOOK PROMOTION AND HOW TO FIND AUDIENCES THAT MATTER

Friday, February 23rd

8:30AM–10:00AM

Room 511A

This moderator-led panel will bring together a variety of art world and publishing industry experts to discuss perspectives on promoting your book beyond the academy. Our team of panelists include:

Tyler Green is an historian and an award-winning critic who has produced and hosted The Modern Art Notes Podcast since 2011. The MAN Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators, that the BBC named one of the world’s top 25 cultural podcasts that would “blow your mind,” and “enrich your life”. His forthcoming book, Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, will be published by University of California Press in 2018.

Anastasia Aukeman is an art historian and curator who teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her book Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association was published in 2016 (UC Press), coinciding with the BRUCE CONNER retrospective at MoMA and SFMOMA. Anastasia curated related exhibitions at the Landing Gallery in Los Angeles and the Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City.

Maureen Winter is Associate Publisher at Getty Publications and directs the Sales and Marketing department. This role gives her practical insight into what resonates in the market and how authors can successfully work with their publishers. Prior to joining the Getty Maureen spent 12 years in sales, marketing & rights at the illustrated trade publisher, Black Dog & Leventhal.

Kate Koza is Associate Publisher of Bookforum and the Director of Strategic Communication for Artforum. In these roles, Kate establishes and manages partnerships with cultural organizations and literary venues, facilitating a wide variety of private and public events, and oversees advertising opportunities for trade, university, and art-book publishers. She curates content for Bookforum’s digital channels, guides long-term planning and strategy, and generally helps support an ecosystem of engaged arts and culture enthusiasts.

Aimée Goggins, Senior Marketing Manager at University of California Press will chair the panel, and topics will include how to pitch your work to non-specialists, partnering with your publisher to ensure your success, positioning yourself for interviews and speaking engagements, tips for connecting your work to contemporary culture and dialogue, how and when to think about the different audiences for your book, supporting a book release outside the traditional author talk, and the panelists will share their own relevant experiences and stories.

Come ready to learn, to share your ideas and questions, and to expand your views on art publishing today.

*Advance registration for the conference ends on February 7. Review the full schedule.


On the town with David Ireland

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the restoration of 500 Capp Street, home of David Ireland for many years. Not least of all, because we recently published 500 Capp Street: David Ireland’s House by Constance M. Lewallen.

But, in case you missed it, the David Ireland moment in San Francisco is now.

The recently restored house museum is open and delighting the crowds. Sign up for a guided tour, or attend one of the many happenings at the house here.

The San Francisco Art Institute’s David Ireland exhibition, also curated by Connie Lewallen, opened last weekend to a phenomenal turnout. Be sure to catch it before it closes on March 26th.

Angel-Go-Round, opening reception of David Ireland exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute
Angel-Go-Round (panorama), opening reception of David Ireland exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute

And, the Anglim Gilbert Gallery is also hosting an exhibition honoring David Ireland’s work through February 27th.

To learn more, we suggest the following:

SFAQ’s review of 500 Capp Street

“Constance Lewallen has created a detailed, generously illustrated guide to this ‘cabinet of wonders’ . . . a valuable accompaniment to visiting Ireland’s house at 500 Capp Street.”—Sally B. Woodbridge, SFAQ

Tyler Green’s Modern Art Notes Podcast featuring Constance Lewallen

New York Times piece on the restoration of 500 Capp Street

SF Gate story, ‘Taking up residence for a day. . .’

After all that, we’re wagering you may still not have had enough DI in your life, so to save 30% on 500 Capp Street: David Ireland’s House and The Art of David Ireland: The Way Things Are—enter discount code 16W917B at checkout.


Weimar and Now: Suggested Reading for the LACMA and the Neue Galerie Exhibitions

Germany’s Weimar Republic, established in 1919 and positioned squarely between the first World War and the rise of the Nazi Party, was not only a time of dramatic social, economic, and political transformation. The Weimar period was host to an iconic scene of complex, experimental new art.

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“Few modern urban settings have exerted a stronger grip on the popular imagination than Weimar Berlin,” writes Martin Filler in the New York Review of Books, “typically presented as a nonstop freak show of grotesque transvestites and mutilated war vets, lumpen Brechtian beggars and top-hatted industrialists, Charleston-crazed floozies, effete gigolos, and brazen rent boys. To be sure, this cartoonish image originated in the period’s corrosively satirical art, especially that of George Grosz, Otto Dix, and Max Beckmann.”

This “creative maelstrom” that Filler describes is captured in two Weimar art exhibitions, open now: Berlin Metropolis: 1918–1933 at Neue Galerie in NY, which runs through January 4th, 2016, and New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 at LACMA in Los Angeles, which runs through January 18, 2016.

To learn more about the revolutionary modern artists featured in these exhibits, check UC Press’ recent titles about Weimar artists, Revolutionary Beauty: The Radical Photomontages of John Heartfield and The Exile of George Grosz: Modernism, America, and the One World Order, as well as many other titles in our Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism series. The full series list can be found on the series page.

For more on these exhibitions and the fascinating history behind them, we also recommend this podcast with Modern Art Notes, featuring Tyler Green, a forthcoming UC Press author.