Maintenant 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

Peter Carlaftes (Editor) Kat Georges (Editor)
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Today's war is for the survival of the planet. In Maintenant 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, the weapon of choice is Dada. Today, everyone in the world is affected by the growing impact of climate change, pollution, plastics, and lack of sustainability. The 2020 edition of the premiere journal of contemporary dada writing and art confronts the situation with a bold and rebellious collection of work that shows the absurdity of continuing the practices that have taken earth to the precipice of extinction. Using the theme "UN-SUSTAIN-A-BULL-SH*T" Maintenant 14 creators turn poetry and art into weapons that expose, confront, and lambast policies that have taken the planet to tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. The premier journal gathering the work of internationally-renowned contemporary Dada artists and writers, Maintenant 14 offers compelling proof that Dada continue to serve as a catalyst to creators more than a century later.

The annual MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, gathers work of contemporary Dada artists and writers from around the world. The new issue features cover art by neo-pop artist/provocateur Walter Robinson. Past issues include art by Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Nicole Eisenmann, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Charles Mingus III, and Kazunori Murakami; writing by Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, and more, with a strong contingent of artist-writers from the world of punk rock.

Product Details

Price
$25.00  $22.50
Publisher
Three Rooms Press
Publish Date
June 30, 2020
Pages
270
Dimensions
6.6 X 0.9 X 9.6 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781941110911

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About the Author

PETER CARLAFTES a New York-based editor and author. He is editor of three short story collections in the Have a NYC noir series, and published four other mystery/noir collections including the Anthony Award-winning anthology The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is also author of two poetry collections and two play collections. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press. He lives in New York City.
KAT GEORGES is a New York City-based poet, playwright, performer, publisher, and graphic designer. She has written and staged twelve plays, and is the author of two books: Our Lady of the Hunger and Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents. Her poetry and prose work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Have A NYC: New York Stories, Signs of Life: San Francisco Short Stories, and numerous regional and international journals and magazines. She published and edited the Orange County, California punk rock magazine The Eye and the San Francisco poetry journal The Fold, and has edited numerous anthologies including The Verdict Is In, a poetic response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots (Manic D Press, San Francisco, 1993), Along the Fault (Resident Alien Press, Los Angeles, 1990) and A Gathering of the Tribes, Issue 13 (A Gathering of the Tribes, New York, 2012). In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, produced more than 300 events, and performed widely. She is co-founder, editor, and artistic director of Three Rooms Press (New York). She lives in Greenwich Village, New York.

Reviews

"A compilation of leading Dada-influenced artists from around the world." --TRIBE LA Magazine
"Excellent examples of collage and montage techniques . . . Interesting visual poems." --Portland Book Review
"Contemporary art and writing ranging from collages and acrylics to new digital art motifs and using computers to create art . . . As always it brings an interesting perspective." --Manhattan Book Review
"Though people expect Dada to be silly, and sometimes it is here, it is also often political and usually poignant. . . It's quite a smorgasbord for those who are sick and tired of it." --Seattle Book Review