Come celebrate the Green Lantern Press’s tenure at Sector 2337. Let’s eat cake, dance, laugh, cry, and say goodbye to our home in Logan Square. Party theme is “Party.”Sector 2337 opened in September 2014 and will close on December 15, 2018. During that time, the Green Lantern Press produced contemporary art exhibitions by local, national, and international artists, published books by authors, poets, and theorists, and hosted numerous free public programs including screenings, literary readings, and performances. It’s been a great run and we are happy for an opportunity to celebrate it with you.
The Green Lantern Press will continue publishing books while occasionally producing exhibitions and events without a physical headquarters. 2019 publications include Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, edited by Romi Crawford, and HERE: A Visual Reader, looking at the work of Candida Alvarez.
More about these publications:
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect (Spring of 2019). This publication is funded with support from the Graham Foundation.
The Wall of Respect, a 1967 public artwork, depicted black heroes and heroines in the areas of music, art, literature, politics, and sports. No sign indicates its existence today, but the wall sparked a nationwide mural movement, platformed community engagement, and was a seminal work of the black arts movement. While the wall needs to be marked, this new publication, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, argues against making a monument of the original site. Instead, editor Romi Crawford asked a range of artists, designers, and architects—each with differing degrees of proximity to the wall’s legacy—to realize antiheroic and unstatic strategies for commemoration. The result is a collection of “fleeting monuments” that invite readers to enact these gestures, either in mind or real time. Using the intimate and portable book format, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect commemorates the wall while proposing new strategies for embodied public memory. Artist contributors include: Miguel Aguilar, Wisdom Baty, Mark Blanchard, Bethany Collins, D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Julio Finn, Maria Gaspar, Wills Glasspiegel, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, Kelly Lloyd, Faheem Majeed, Nicole Mitchell, Naeem Mohaiemen, Amus Mor, Karega Kofi Moyo, Robert E. Paige, Kamau Amu Patton, Jefferson Pinder, Cauleen Smith, Rohan Ayinde Smith, solYchaski, Norman Teague, Jan Tichy, Mechtild Widrich, Bernard Williams, and Lauren Berlant.
HERE: A Visual Reader (Spring/Summer 2019) is the first comprehensive survey publication on the work of the artist Candida Alvarez in 2019.This publication is funded with support from the Chicago Community Trust. Curated by Terry R. Myers, Alvarez’s first major survey exhibition, HERE, opened at the Chicago Cultural Center in April 2017 and re ected forty years of the artist’s painting. This publication features full-color reproductions of the artwork and exhibition documentation; commissioned essays by Kellie Jones, Myers, Daniel Quiles, and others; transcribed conversations between Alvarez and Rebecca Walker (1993), between Alvarez and Kay Rosen, and Alvarez and Dawoud Bey (2017) about “the Brooklyn years,” and more.