SC Conversations: Vile Days with Gary Indiana and Bruce Hainley
March 15, 2019, 7 p.m.
44–19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Join Gary Indiana and Bruce Hainley for a talk and the launch of Vile Days, a collection of Indiana’s Village Voice column from the 1980s. From March 1985 through June 1988 in the Village Voice, Gary Indiana reimagined the weekly art column. Thirty years later, Vile Days brings together for the first time all of those vivid dispatches, too long stuck in archival limbo, so that the fire of Indiana’s observations can burn again. In the midst of Reaganism, the grim toll of AIDS, and the frequent jingoism of postmodern theory, Indiana found a way to be the moment’s Baudelaire. He turned the art review into a chronicle of life under siege… Indiana also remained alert to the aesthetic consequence of sumo wrestling, flower shows, public art, corporate galleries, and furniture design. Edited and prefaced by Bruce Hainley, Vile Days provides an opportunity to track Indiana’s emergence as one of the most prescient writers of his generation. (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents and MIT Press)
Vile Days will be available for purchase in SculptureCenter’s bookstore.