Tony Cokes’ Book Launch

    Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 7–9pm

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    Celebrating Tony Cokes' three-part solo exhibition and the U.S. release of the accompanying publication, the artist, Carpenter Center director Dan Byers, and SculptureCenter curator Sohrab Mohebbi will discuss newly commissioned video pieces and delve into concepts that have occupied Cokes' practice for decades.

    Tony Cokes: If UR Reading This It’s 2 Late: Vol. 1–3 is the first monograph of Cokes’s oeuvre. Featuring critical essays by Christoph Cox, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Kerry Tribe, the publication constructs a visual cartography of the artist's work over thirty years.

    In this public dialogue, Cokes and Byers will focus on three new video works commissioned for this cross-institutional exhibition, m.j.:the symptom (2020), Testament A: mf fka k-p x ke rip (2019) and The Morrissey Problem (2019). Mohebbi will then expand on his catalogue essay detailing Cokes' ongoing Evil Series (2003 – present) and its increasing relevance in today's political climate.

    Tony Cokes: If UR Reading This It's 2 Late: Vol. 2 is co-organized by three international art institutions: the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, and ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels, where it will be on view from April – July 2020.

    This program is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.