Crisis in the Studio! A Virtual Book & Edition Launch

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 3–4:30pm

The sudden transition to remote learning in 2020 has accelerated questions about the role, function, and value of arts education. As artists, what do we do when institutional legacy, and memory, is out of sync with reality?

Join East of Borneo Editor-in-Chief Tom Lawson in conversation with Fiona Connor and Emma Kemp to celebrate the release of Classroom Furniture (Fiona Connor, East of Borneo Editions, 2021) and Remote/Control: Astral Projection in Higher Ed (Organized by Emma Kemp, East of Borneo Books, 2020). This event is part of Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair.

Register for the Zoom link HERE!


Fiona Connor (born in New Zealand) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Vital, recurring concerns include the social and psychological life of the object, the politics of thresholds and mimesis, and the ethics and aesthetics of the built environment. She has made solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna, SculptureCenter, New York, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.

Emma Kemp writes non-fiction and teaches at Otis College of Art & Design. She received an MFA in Writing from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Central Saint Martins in London, U.K.

Tom Lawson had a show of relatively recent paintings at AFProjects, Los Angeles, in February 2020. Beyond the studio, he works as Editor-in-Chief of East of Borneo, and still, after many years, as dean of the Art School at CalArts.

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