A Wendy’s Subway Wrap-Up

Our stages may be dark, although there’s still plenty going on here in Fort Greene. The Wendy’s Subway Reading Room, for instance, remains on display through This kind of coming Sunday, January 28 along with also is usually FREE along with also open to the public all weekend by 12—5pm. The space, located from the BAM Fisher Lower Lobby at 321 Ashland Place, features literature selected by international, independent, along with also artist-run libraries, as well as a collection of books selected by last season’s Next Wave Festival performers along with also visual artists. Below, we highlight some of our favorite pieces by the visual along with also performing artist-curated reading lists. For highlights by donating libraries, be sure to peruse the #WSxBAM hashtag on Instagram.


Corey Escoto: 
  • Terror by the Air by Peter Sloterdijk, trans. Amy Patton along with also Steve Corcoran
    Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2009 (first published in German in 2002)
  • Seeing is usually Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversation with Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009

Andy Meerow:

  • Complete Minimal Poems by Aram Saroyan
    brand new York: Primary Information / Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016
  • Police Heads by Whitney Claflin
    brand new York: Dasmundt, 2015

Hayal Pozanti:

  • Art Power by Boris Groys
    Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013
  • Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic coloring, Computer Art, along with also Aesthetic After Code by Carolyn L. Kane
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014

Hayal Pozanti’s 55 (Hundreds of people with magnetic implants, worldwide), 2016.
Courtesy of the artist along with also Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty:

  • Human 3.0 Reading List 2015-2016 by Cauleen Smith
    Chicago: Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2016
  • 1:1 by David Kennedy Cutler
    brand new York: Paper Cuts, 2017

Kim Schoen:

  • Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein, ed. Seth Perlow
    San Francisco: City Lights (first published in 1914)
  • MATERIAL, issues 1-4, eds. Ginny Cook along with also Kim Schoen
    Los Angeles: MATERIAL Press, 2007-2012
Siebren Versteeg:

  • Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by Musa Mayer
    brand new York: Da Capo Press, 1997
  • Open Sky by Paul Virilio, trans. Julie Rose
    London: Verso Books, 2008 (first published in French in 1995)
Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife. Photo: Rebecca Greenfield 
Olivier Py:

  • Miracle of the Rose by Jean Genet, trans. Bernard Frechtman
    brand new York: Grove Press, 1966 (first published in French in 1946 )

Maira Kalman:

  • Vertigo by W.G., Sebald, trans. Michael Hulse
    brand new York: brand new Directions, 2016 (first published in German in 1990)

John Heginbotham:

  • My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman
    brand new York: Harper Design, 2014

Germaine Acogny:

  • Aimé Césaire, The Collected Poetry, trans. Clayton Eshleman along with also Annette Smith
    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984

Manual Cinema:

  • Visual along with also various other Pleasures by Laura Mulvey
    Gordonsville, VA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Cynthia Oliver:

  • by Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, along with also the Performance of Masculinity by Miles White
    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2011

Xavier Cha:

  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
    London: Penguin, 2010 (first published in 1956)

Xavier Cha’s Buffer. Photo: Rebecca Smeyne

Bruce Guthrie along with also Scott Graham:
  • Brecht on Theater: The Development of an Aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht, ed. along with also trans. John Willett
    brand new York: Hill along with also Wang, 1977 (first published in 1964)
Thaddeus Phillips:

  • The RSVP Cycles: Creative Processes from the Human Environment by Lawrence Halprin
    brand new York: George Braziller, 1970

Rachel Dickstein:
  • The Elephant Vanishes: Stories by Haruki Murakami, trans. Jay Rubin
    brand new York: Vintage, 1994 (first published in Japanese in 1980-1991)

Zvi Sahar along with also Leslie Strongwater:

  • The Nimrod Flipout, by Etgar Keret, trans. Miriam Shlesinger along with also Sondra Silverston
    brand new York: Farrar, Straus along with also Giroux, 2006 (first published in Hebrew in 2002)

Suzanne Bocanegra:

  • The Future of Nostalgia by Svetlana Boym
    brand new York: Basic Books, 2002

The Wendy’s Subway Reading Room is usually open every day by noon—5pm through This kind of Sun, Jan 28. For more information on Wendy’s Subway, visit their website at http://wendyssubway.com/

A Wendy’s Subway Wrap-Up

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