Presented June 5, 2014 at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
More akin to a work of art than a commercial magazine, 'ESOPUS' may give readers the sense of “flipping through a box of artifacts, each slightly different from the one before it.” Published twice-yearly, 'ESOPUS' features contributions from a cross-section of creative disciplines presented in a striking visual format with minimal editorial framing. Each issue includes three long-form contemporary artists’ projects—one by an established artist and two by emerging figures. Previous projects, by artists including Richard Tuttle, Jenny Holzer, ad John Baldessari, have taken the form of removable posters, booklets, foldouts, and hand-assembled sculptures, utilizing complex printing processes, unique paper stocks, and specially formulated inks. Also featured in nearly every issue is a portfolio of work by an undiscovered artist, a sampling of short plays, visual essays, film excerpts, poetry, and fiction by never-before-published authors, and a themed audio CD, for which musicians are invited to contribute a new song based on a particular subject. 'ESOPUS' currently reaches 30,000 readers around the world and has been featured in 'The New York Times', 'Print', 'The New Yorker', 'New York Magazine', 'Harper’s', 'The Village Voice', Toronto’s 'National Post', 'China Business News', Munich’s 'Süddeutsche Zeitung', 'The Utne Reader', NPR, and many other mainstream venues.
Tod Lippy is the editor of 'ESOPUS' magazine and president of the ESOPUS Foundation Ltd., which also runs the alternative exhibition and performance venue ESOPUS Space. Formerly he was the editor and co-founder of 'Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art', the publisher and co-editor of 'publicsfear' magazine, and a senior editor at 'Print' magazine. He is the author of the book 'Projections 11: New York Film-Makers on Film-Making' (Faber & Faber, 2000), and his 1999 short film, 'Cookies', was featured in over 20 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
'ESOPUS' magazine features contributions from a cross-section of creative disciplines presented in a striking visual format with minimal editorial framing and no advertising. This gives our readers the opportunity to access a wide range of cultural expression with negligible interference and attracts and engages general readers who might not otherwise engage with this type of publication. We take care to invite individuals representing a wide range of cultural, geographic, and aesthetic backgrounds to provide a more complete picture of contemporary creative practices.
The Nasher Sculpture Center’s ongoing 360 Speaker Series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture. Guests are invited to witness first-hand accounts of the inspiration behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture and design.
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The 360 videography project is supported by Suzanne and Ansel Aberly. This support enables digital recording of all 360 Speaker Series programs and the creation of an online archive for learners of all ages.
Additional support for the 360 Speaker Series provided by Sylvia Hougland and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.