The spirit of Dada continues to thrive in this stunning annual collection of provocative and disruptive Dada-inspired art and writing, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Maintenant 9 offers a large collection of work culled from a plethora of top international contributors, with 50+ color images. The latest edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. This year’s theme, “Tech-No Prisoners,” features art illustrating the increasing dependence on technology taken to its most dystopian and absurd extremes. It features work by a wide range in internationally-renowned Dada artist and writers including Fluxus leader John M. Bennett, punk rock legends Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka, and Alice Bag, poet and Zapp comix founder Charles Plymell, world-renowned contemporary artists Raymond Pettibon and Mark Kostabi, provocative outsider artists Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach, controversial Japanese artist Rokudenashiko (Megumi Igarashi), and many more.
Maintenant is an annual journal that features the most significant contemporary dada writing and art from around the world. Inspired by the original Maintenant, an irreverent and risk-taking ‘zine published, edited and allegedly written by Arthur Cravan from 1913-1917, the Three Rooms Press editions aim to bring to light cutting-edge poetry and art that stems from this original spirit. Since 2005, Three Rooms Press’ Maintenant has developed an international reputation as a primary source for Dada work by well-known and emerging artists.
Complete list of contributors to Maintenant 9 (in alphabetical order):
Tomomi Adachi, Derek Adams, Natasha Adams, Henrik Aeshna, Linda Albertano, Jan Michael Alejandro, Joel Allegretti, Rafael F. J. Alvarado, Hamza Abu Ayyash, Alice Bag, David Barnes, Amy Bassin, Mary Beach, Gedley Belchior Braga, Christa Belchristo, John M. Bennett, Volodymyr Bilyk, Rabyn Blake, Mark Blickley, Jaap Blonk, Dianne Bowen, John Bowman, Bob Branaman, Fork Burke, Irene Caesar, Billy Cancel, Robert S. Cannaday, Angela Caporaso, Peter Carlaftes, Mona Jean Cedar, Exene Cervenka, Peter Ciccariello, Giuseppe Colarusso, Roger Conover, Karen Constance, Pal Csaba, Hanz L. Daiken, Steve Dalachinsky, Avelino De Araujo, Gabriel Don, Cathy Dreyer, Anna Maria Drutzel, Gil Fagiani, Zenon Fajfer, Jeff Farr, Akinfe Fatou, Becky Fawcett, Banomeu Ferrando, Luc Fierens, Giovanni Fontana, BAAM aka Maria Garfjell, Kat Georges, Christian Georgescu, Robert Gibbons, S. A. Griffi n, Fausto Grossi, Grant Hart, Paul Hawkins, Mara Patricia Hernandez, Robert Hieger, Joan Higuchi, Laura Tringali Holmes, Karen Hildebrand, Mark Hoefer, Bob Holman, Joel Hubaut, David Huberman, Matthew Hupert, Alfonso Iandiorio, Debra Jenks, Bara Jichova, Dobrica Kamperelic, Adeena Karasick, Craig Kite, Antonia Alexandra, Klimenko, Doug Knott, Mark Kostabi, L. Brandon Krall, Hope Kroll, Pawel Kuczynski, David Lawton, Jean Jacques Lebel, Pascale Le Bihan, Marie Lecrivain, Jane LeCroy, Linda Lerner, Patrice Lerochereuil, Martin H. Levison, Goran Lisnjic, Ginny Lloyd, Sophie Malleret, Diana Manister, Chris Mansell, John Mazzei, Philip Meersman, Steven Meerson, Zygimantas Mesijus, Kudirka, Iulia Militaru, Lois Kagan Mingus, Richard Modiano, Mike M. Mollett, Tito Mouraz, Michelle Mullet, Kazanori Murakami, Koji Nagai, Lance Nizami, Alex Nodopaka, Dylan Nyoukis, Valery Oisteanu, Marc Olmsted, Jane Ormerod, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, John S. Paul, Dean Pasch, Claude Pelieu, Puma Perl, Robert W. Petrick, Raymond Pettibon, Charles Plymell, Freke Räihä, Renaat Ramon, Johann Reißer, Mado Reznik, Wesley Rickert, Stephanie Rigsby, Indiana Rogers, Rokudenashiko, Bradley Rubenstein, Martina Salisbury, Gerard Sarnat, Phil Scalia, William A. Seaton, EAD Sellors, Susan Shup, Martin Slidel, Pere Sousa, Orchid Spangiafora, Dd. Spungin, Ben Stainton, Richard Stone, W. K. Stratton, Jessica Stroh, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Cynthia Toronto, Jurgen Trautwein, Ann Firestone Ungar, Anoek Van Praag, Nico Vassilakis, Greg Velasquez, Dominique Vinciguerra, Christophe Vorlet, Duska Vrhovac, Silvia Wagensberg, George Wallace, Scott Wannberg, Mike Watt, Poul Weile, Lee Williams, A. D. Winans, Ben Zank, Larry Zdeb, Nina Zivancevic, Ali Znaidi, and Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike
MAINTENANT 9: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges; ART: Folk & Outsider Art ; ISBN 978-1-941110-20-1 trade paper; 164 pages; $18.95 Publication date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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