Reading Room VII

10/11/2018 - 12/15/2018
Reading Room VII

Presented in the Artspace’s Cohen Resource Library, Reading Room VII is an exhibition organized to compliment the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award exhibition by displaying research materials and objects of inspiration. Curator Jennier Baker asked artists Marie Bannerot McInerney, Jarrett Mellenbruch, and Jillian Youngbird to contribute an artifact that was a point of inquiry and collected a selection of books that give context to the art on view. Objects and books included in the exhibition are listed below.


Marie Bannerot McInerney, chalcedony stalactite fragment from the Jawa Tengah Province, Indonesia

Jarrett Mellenbruch, bag of 1,000 Coast Redwood seeds

Jillian Youngbird, damaged photograph of Lida Grace Chism, the artist’s maternal grandmother

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida. New York: Hill and Wang, 1981.

Isenberg, Andrew C. Mining California: An Ecological History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.

Janovy, C.J. No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2018.

Koepnick, Lutz. On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Koepnick, Lutz. The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Larsen, Soren C. and Johnson, Jay T. Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Mitchell, W. J. T. Landscape and Power. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Nelson, Maggie. Bluets. Seattle: Wave Books, 2009.

Randolph, Vance and Wilson, George P. Down in the Holler: A Gallery of Ozark Folk Speech. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953.

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York: Picador, 1977.

Thacker, Eugene. In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy Vol.1. Winchester: Zero Books, 2011.

Wohlleben, Peter. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2015.