Fri 15 Jun, 7.00 pm
Publisher's Bookshop, New York, 22nd Street
Join us in the Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop for a launch event on the occasion of CRUSHfanzine’s latest issue, titled ‘Army of Me.’
Releasing in spring / summer 2018, ‘Army of Me’ is CRUSHfanzine’s 19th printed issue and seeks to explore the conversation surrounding activism on a personal level and how the work of one can inspire many. Within the issue, editors Nicolas Wagner and Khary Simon have featured 13 activists who enact change within their own spaces and ripple their grass-root efforts to their respective communities.
For the launch event, guests are invited to a reception and panel discussion – moderated by Simon and Tobey and featuring Frankie Hutchinson, Georgia Lerner, and Yves Mathieu – that will explore what activism has meant to the individual and how that engagement can be continued.
The event will take place from 7 – 10 pm
Khary Simon is co-editor and publisher of CRUSHfanzine. Khary, along with Nicolas Wagner, have created this independent publication based on their need to see beauty and obsession portrayed in a unique voice. As CRUSHfanzine is nearing its 10th year of production, he continues to seeks new ways of expressing its mission. Outside of the publication, Khary works as a creative director and curator.
Tas Tobey is a writer and creative based in New York. He received a B.A. in English and World Literatures from Marymount Manhattan College and currently works as a news assistant at The New York Times where he writes about culture and the arts.
Yves Mathieu is a New York born, Florida-raised, and now New York–based model who has a number of hyphens. He’s a musician, a full-time model, an activist, and the bulk of his spare time is spent volunteering at homeless shelters, LGBTQ runaway centers, and senior citizen homes. Never defined by only 24hrs in a day, Yves also rescues pit bulls from fights or from the streets and fosters them until they’re ready to find a loving home.
Frankie Hutchinson is the Brooklyn based, by way of London, co-founder of Discwoman. In an industry dominated by cisgender white males, Discwoman stands as a booking agency with a world-wide roster of female DJs. Frankie is also a host for Boiler Room, a global, online music-television platform. Continuing her mission for activism, she works as a programmer for Dance Liberation Network, a social-justice group that fought to repeal New York’s jazz-era Cabaret Law, which bans dancing and disproportionately discriminates against minorities.
Georgia Lerner is Executive Director of the Women’s Prison Association and joined the organization in 2000 as the Director of Program Operations. She became Associate Executive Director in 2004 and Executive Director in 2008. As Associate E.D., Georgia supervised program services across the agency, ensuring continuity, performance, and compliance. Under her current leadership, WPA builds upon a long history of developing landmark programs, advocating for groundbreaking policies, and promoting forward-thinking strategies for responding to women in the justice system shaped by its expanding knowledge, experience, and evidence of what works. Prior to joining WPA, Georgia worked for more than ten years in direct services and administration of HIV service contracts in New York City. She frequently serves as advisor, trainer, and panelist at local, state, and national symposia to promote sensible responses to crime while improving public safety. She has addressed Congress on women and addiction, been published in print and online outlets, and currently promotes policy improvements through participation in the New York State Governor’s Council on Reentry and Reintegration, New York City ATI and Reentry Coalition, National Alliance to End Family Homelessness, National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women, and New York City Women’s Criminal Justice Project, among others.
WOMEN’S PRISON ASSOCIATION
TELFAR – BABAK RADBOY & TELFAR CLEMENS
ORANGE COUNTY JUVENILE HALL
PARIS BALLROOM SCENE
CRUSHfanzine is a quarterly art publication based on art and obsession. Produced in NYC and Paris, it is sold at Tate Modern, MOCA LA, Palais de Tokyo, Gagosian Shop, BookMarc, McNally Jackson, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Stacks of New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center and several other select locations. Each issue features new voices and leaders in the film, art, film, music and architecture world.