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Pirate Press Issue Launch


Pirate Press Issue Launch
Thursday, August 29, 2013
6:30–8pm

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE

Pirate Press is a collaborative publication initiated by Christopher Rivera and Misa Jeffereis. The hybrid zine/artist book functions as a platform for new ideas and creative expression. The team selects art-related professionals working in various media—drawing, photography, poetry/writing, and music—to create a focused project, a new commission. Each issue focuses on a relevant theme in contemporary art, inspecting it from a number of different angles.

On August 29, Pirate Press will launch its third issue, 450 West 41st Street, an ode to the recently evacuated Hunter College MFA building. The issue focuses on the history of the building, as well as the changed landscape of its neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen/Port Authority. Contributors include: Bill Abdale, Alejandro Almanza, Hector Arce-Espasas, Warren Ashworth, Andrea Blum, Joel Carreiro, Emmy Catedral, Cynthia Daignault, Jonathan Elliott, Danyel Ferrari, Christina Freeman, Rachel Higgins, Matt Kaelin, Rotem Linial, Andrea Merkx & Nathan Gwynne, Seung-Min Lee, Yoshiaki Mochizuki, Irvin Morazan, Filip Noterdaeme, Carol Radsprecher, Juan Sanchez, and Yunyi Yi.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with PIRATE PRESS in the subject field.

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August 29, 2013

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

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Pirate Press

Pirate Press is a collaborative publication initiated by Christopher Rivera and Misa Jeffereis. The hybrid zine/artist book functions as a platform for new ideas and creative expression. The team selects art-related professionals working in various media––drawing, photography, poetry/writing, music––to create a focused project, a new commission. Each issue examines a relevant theme in contemporary art or life, inspecting it from a number of different angles. With this series, Pirate Press brings together artists, curators, and thinkers from around the world working in diverse disciplines. Pirate Press’s publications have focused on the theme of piracy, the problematics of public monuments, and the history of the Hunter MFA Studio program.


Misa Jeffereis

Misa Jeffereis is Curatorial Assistant at the Walker Art Center. From 2012-14, she was Public Programs & Research Coordinator at Independent Curators International in New York. From 2007-10, Jeffereis was Curatorial Associate at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, where she curated exhibitions on Jeppe Hein, Milton Rogovin, and Chiho Aoshima. In 2011, she worked for Frieze Art Fair New York and E|AB Fair, and interned at SculptureCenter and International Center of Photography. In December 2010, she co-curated an exhibition at The Artist’s Institute. Jeffereis has two essays published in the exhibition catalogue, Notations: The Cage Effect Today (2011) and an essay in Mnemosyne Atlas (2013), is a regular contributor to Walker Art Center’s Visual Arts blog, and has written on the work of Rosalind Nashashibi, Trajal Harrell, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Mika Tajima, and Morgan Fisher, among other artists. Jeffereis holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Hunter College. misajeffereis.wordpress.com


Christopher Rivera

Christopher Rivera is co-director of Pirate Press, a quarterly hybrid zine/artist book publication, which he co-founded with Misa Jeffereis in 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he organized an annual drawing marathon at the University of Puerto Rico, and has curated group shows such as transportable mind and Espacio entre medio, both in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Christopher currently hosts an invitational poster battle during his monthly party at Home Sweet Home, “Dancing Bones,” where he spins different underground music. He has exhibited his work individually and in group shows at different museums, galleries, and alternative spaces in the U.S., Europe, and South America, most recently in La Bienal 2013, El Museo del Barrio’s 7th biennial exhibition. Rivera received his MFA in combined media at Hunter College, New York City.


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