LONG LIVE NO NOW.
10-10-10 — 10-10-12
Small Publishing Imprint Wading in History to Find the Moment.
SURVIVED BY IT’S ARCHITECTURAL SUCCESSOR IIIII COLUMNS
LONG LIVE NO NOW.
The End of the First Life. Reading of his Second Life:
“IA: Hasn’t your work always had a political dimension?
SM: It has been said to. Myself, to put it in a nutshell, I’ve always said that politics, which is the art of compromise—and thank goodness for that—in no way interests me. What does interest me is history. I would add: “Politics interests me to the extent it cuts a slice into history.” But I hate repeating myself.
IA: In films such as 2084, your work outlined a hypothetical future. Today, there’s talk of the end of ideologies, you’re saying farewell to films, Godard talks about the death of cinema, the real is no longer all there is … What has been eclipsed for you, even as other things have been born?
SM: Malraux had a wonderful formula, which curiously no one has taken up: “The thing that is born where values die, and that does not replace them.” The difficulty of these times is that before bringing in new ideas, we’d have to destroy all the simulacra that the century and its favorite instrument, television, have generated to replace everything that has disappeared. This is why I’m passionate about the new information grid, the Internet, blogs, etc. Inevitably, there’s some slag, but a new culture will be born of it.
IA: And what is the culture you see born of it?
SM: Our grandchildren will decide. All one can say is that “something” exists. And for now, that’s something. To say more would be fortune-telling, or politics.”
“The act of remembering is not the opposite of forgetting.”
Chris Marker (Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve)
29 July 1921 - 30 July 2012
The future will only contain what we put into it now.
—reworking & reprinting Hearth & Home.
— multiple upcoming releases for IIIII Columns
—seeking to make this a more collaborative effort. considering proposals & projects.
THE FUTURE WILL BE CHROME. Rirkrit Tiravanija THE FUTURE WILL BE CURVED. Olafur Eliasson THE FUTURE WILL BE IN THE NAME OF THE FUTURE. Anri Sala THE FUTURE WILL BE SO SUBJECTIVE. Tino Sehgal THE FUTURE WILL BE BOUCLETTE. DOUGLAS Gordon THE FUTURE WILL BE CURIOUS. Nico Dockx THE FUTURE WILL BE OBSOLETE. Tacita Dean THE FUTURE WILL BE ASYMMETRIC. Pedro Reyes THE FUTURE WILL BE A SLAP IN THE FACE. Cao Fei THE FUTURE WILL BE DELAYED. Loris Greaud THE FUTURE DOES NOT EXIST BUT IN SNAPSHOTS. Philippe Parreno THE FUTURE WILL BE TROPICAL. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster FUTURE? …YOU MUST BE MISTAKEN Trisha Donnelly THE FUTURE WILL BE OVERGROWN AND DECAYED. Simryn Gill THE FUTURE WILL BE TENSE. John Baldessari ZUKUNFT IST LECKER. Hans-Peter Feldmann ZUKUNFT IST WICHTIGER ALS FREIZEIT. Helmut Kohl (proposed by Carsten Höller) A FUTURE FUELLED BY HUMAN WASTE. Matthew Barney THE FUTURE IS GOING NOWHERE WITHOUT US. Paul Chan THE FUTURE IS NOW - THE FUTURE IS IT. Doug Aitken THE FUTURE IS ONE NIGHT, JUST LOOK UP. Tomas Saraceno THE FUTURE WILL BE A REMAKE… Didier Fiuza Faustino THE FUTURE IS WHAT WE CONSTRUCT FROM WHAT WE REMEMBER OF THE PAST - THE PRESENT IS THE TIME OF INSTANTANEOUS REVELATION. Lawrence WEINER THE FUTURE IS THIS PLACE AT A DIFFERENT TIME. Bruce Sterling THE FUTURE WILL BE WIDELY REPRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED. Cory Doctorow THE FUTURE WILL BE WHATEVER WE MAKE IT. Jacque Fresco THE FUTURE WILL INVOLVE SPLENDOUR AND POVERTY. Arto Lindsay THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN BECAUSE IT WILL BE WHAT WE MAKE IT. Immanuel Wallerstein THE FUTURE IS WAITING - THE FUTURE WILL BE SELF-ORGANIZED. Raqs Media Collective DUM SPERO/ WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE. Nancy Spero THIS IS NOT THE FUTURE. Jordan Wolfson THE FUTURE IS A DOG/ L’AVENIR C’EST LA FEMME. Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron ON ITS WAY; IT WAS HERE YESTERDAY. Hreinn Friðfinnsson THE FUTURE WILL BE AN ARMCHAIR STRATEGIST, THE FUTURE WILL BE LIKE NO SNOW ON THE BROKEN BRIDGE. Yang Fudong THE FUTURE ALWAYS FLIES UNDER THE RADAR. Martha Rosler SUTURE THAT FUTURE. Peter Doig ‘TO-MORROW, AND TO-MORROW, AND TO-MORROW’ (SHAKESPEARE). Richard Hamilton THE FUTURE IS OVERRATED. Cerith Wyn Evans FUTURO = $B!G(B Hector Zamorra THE FUTURE IS A LARGE PHARMACY WITH A MEMORY DEFICIT. David Askevold THE FUTURE WILL BE BAMBOO. Tay KHENG SOON THE FUTURE WILL BE OUSSS. Koo Jeong-A THE FUTURE WILL BE…GRAINS, PARTICLES & BITS. THE FUTURE WILL BE…RIPPLES, WAVES & FLOW. THE FUTURE WILL BE…MIX, SWARMS, MULTITUDES. THE FUTURE WILL BE…THE FUTURE WE DESERVE BUT WITH SOME SURPRISES, IF ONLY SOME OF US TAKE NOTICE. Vito Acconci IN THE FUTURE…THE EARTH AS A WEAPON… Allora & Calzadilla THE FUTURE IS OUR EXCUSE. Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel THE FUTURE WILL BE REPEATED. Marlene Dumas OK, OK I’LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE; BUT I AM VERY BUSY RIGHT NOW; GIVE ME A COUPLE OF DAYS MORE TO FINISH SOME THINGS AND I’LL GET BACK TO YOU. Jimmie Durham FUTURE IS INSTANT. Yung Ho Chang ‘THE FUTURE IS NOT.’ Zaha Hadid THE FUTURE IS PRIVATE. Anton Vidokle THE FUTURE WILL BE LAYERED AND INCONSISTENT. Liam Gillick THE FUTURE IS A PIANO WIRE IN A PUSSY POWERING SOMETHING IMPORTANT. Matthew Ronay IN THE FUTURE PERHAPS THERE WILL BE NO PAST. Daniel Birnbaum THE FUTURE WAS. Julieta Aranda THE FUTURE IS MENACE. Carolee Schneemann THE FUTURE IS A FORGET-ME-NOT. Molly Nesbit THE FUTURE IS AN KNOWING EXCHANGE OF GLANCES. Sarah Morris THE FUTURE: SCRATCHING ON THINGS I COULD DISAVOW. Walid RAAD THE FUTURE IS OUR OWN WISHFUL THINKING. Liu Ding LE FUTUR EST UN ÉTOILEMENT. Edouard Glissant THE FUTURE IS NOW. Maurizio Cattelan THE FUTURE HAS A SILVER LINING. Thomas Demand THE FUTURE IS NOW AND HERE. Yona Friedman is a fax best to use as facsimile G&G FAX is: THE FUTURE? SEE YOU THERE! AS ARTISTS WE WANT TO HELP TO FORM OUR TOMORROWS. WE HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ITS GOING TO BE MARVELLOUS. LONG LIVE THE FUTURE WITH LOTS OF LOVE ALWAYS AND ALWAYS, Gilbert&George THE FUTURE IS WITHOUT YOU. Damien Hirst THE FUTURE IS A SEASON. Pierre Huyghe THE FUTURE IS A POSTER. M/M WE HAVE REPEATED THE FUTURE OUT OF EXISTENCE. Tom McCarthy THE FUTURE HAS TWO LARGE BEAUTIFUL EYES. Jonas Mekas LESS, FEW TOURS IN MY FUTURE. Stefano Boeri FUTURE IS WHAT IT IS. Huang Yong PING THE FUTURE IS THE VERY FEW YEARS WE HAVE REMAINING BEFORE ALL TIME BECOMES ONE TIME. Grant Morrison FUTURE MUST BE HERE TODAY. Jan Kaplicky FUTURE IS MORE FREEDOM. Jia Zhangke MY ART IS VERY FREE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THE FUTURE. BUT I AM POSITIVE. Xu Zhen THE FUTURE IS INSIDE. Shumon Basar, Markus Miessen, Åbäke NO FUTURE - PUNK IS NOT DEATH ! Thomas Hirschhorn THE FUTURE WILL BE GRIM IF WE DON’T DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Morgan Fisher THE FUTURE IS REFLEXIVE AND COMING TOGETHER. Olafur Eliasson THE FUTURE IS LISTENING. Shilpa Gupta THE FUTURE LIES IN THE UNKNOWN. Ann Lislegaard NOTHING STINKS, ONLY THINKING MADE IT SO. Sissel Tolaas WHAT THE FUTURE IS, YOU ONLY KNOW NEXT MORNING. DIE ZUKUNFT KANN MAN NUR UEBER NACHT DEFINIEREN. Peter Sloterdijk THE FUTURE IS A DISEASE. Peter Weibel
first as tragedy, second as farce.
we are working on:
a second edition of Get in the Archives
my booklet on display at my favorite bookstore in berlin! i lived on gippstrasse, a block from do you read me?! & taking an afternoon to pour through its contents was always a happy day indeed. i was a full fledged convert, always sporting their fetching tote bag, always a carefully chosen publication in it.
Austellung vom 26. April bis zum 26. Mai 2012 im Reading Room
Donnerstags bis Samstags, 12 – 18 Uhr
Sonntag 29. April, 12 – 17 Uhr
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten
This week was the opening for Archizines at New York’s own Storefront for Art and Architecture. Aside from finally seeing all the amazing publications in the flesh (including our own Towards an Architecture of Opposition), I was excited to see our lovely Benjamin E. Critton’s design for the storefront & program- He never disappoints!
Tomorrow, Saturday, I (mjf) will be presenting a manifesto. History themed! 2 oclock! info here.
Everything that has been and is no longer we call historical, in accordance with the modern notion that what has been can never be again, and that everything that has been constitutes an irreplaceable and irremovable link in a chain of development.
—Alois Riegl, The Modern Cult of Monuments
NoNow is on the wall at 2 years ahead, a great project space / roof top farm by our dear Hong Kong friend Michael & his friends Matt & Glenn. In addition to being an inspiring designer and urban bee keeper, he is NoNow family, having staffed the table the PS1 art book fair last year & living at a 5th column for his time in NY. We are excited to be distributing his New York Zine atthis years book fair!
We are glad to announce NN04, For Hearth & Home: a Ladies Manual of Direct Action.
On the occasion of the NoNow Women’s Colloquium, No Fear of a Female Planet, Melissa J. Frost compiled this in conjunction with her presentation on suffragette tactics & banners. While this was made in an edition of 30 for attendees only, an expanded edition will be offered soon to the public here.
No Now presents: No Fear of a Female Planet, a Woman’s colloquium
March 1st is Matronalia, the roman celebration of women. March is also women’s history month. To celebrate & contemplate all that we women have & will accomplish, we’d like to host a cooperative presentation party followed by discourse & revelry in the baths.
+7:30 sharp // presentations begin. projector / laptop provided for supporting materials. shoot for 10 mins covering any womanly subject of your interest. share topic in comments when possible plz to avoid overlap & build excitement!
+9:00 // in true roman fashion, we parade across the street to go to the baths at the viridian / melrose place. for real, saunas/pool, so please bring your gear.
+10 // baths close & perhaps, we overtake some desolate dive or return to projector to watch thelma & louise or some other lady thrillers.
*celebratory party attire encouraged! we dress to impress only ourselves!
****FEMALE IDENTIFIED PARTICIPANTS ONLY****
ARCHIZINES world tour »»
5 November – 14 December 2011
ARCHIZINES LIVE: Saturday 5 November
Milan27 January – 23 February 2012 Spazio FMG per l’architettura
ARCHIZINES LIVE in collaboration with Domus: Thursday 23 February
12 April – 4 May 2012
Otrascosas de Villar-Rosàs
17 April – 9 June 2012
Storefront for Art and Architecture
26 April – 26 May 2012
do you read me?!
ARCHIZINES LIVE: Saturday 28 May
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
ARCHIZINES LIVE: Thursday 17 May 2012
7 – 29 September 2012
Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture
ARCHIZINES LIVE and private view: Thursday 6 September
5 – 23 November 2012
Slovak Technical University
"Over the years, he has grown close to publications that include Pin-Up, a glossy magazine with humble beginnings, and No Now, a palm-sized handmade zine. "
Upon its one year anniversary, NoNow has birthed its best yet, in an image of its own likeness.