Faculty and Alumnus Sean Joseph Patrick Carney releases a new book at Printed Matter, Inc.
After receiving acclaim from Jezebel and Gawker for his previous publications, Carney releases his newest book, #DRUGS, at the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists.
Social Malpractice Publishing is pleased to announce a special event at Printed Matter, Inc. Carney will perform at 6:00 pm on Friday March 23 at Printed Matter, Inc (195 10th ave, New York, NY 10011).
#DRUGS, a new book by Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, is a collection of nonfiction essays by the artist detailing events centered around self-administered psychedelic experiences. In conjunction with the book launch, Carney will deliver a special stand-up performance recounting some of the hysterical hysteria that ensued while under the influence. These stories, simultaneously funny and sad, speak to the recklessness of youth, male camaraderie, immersive experience, and both the sincere and superficial reasons we get high.
About Printed Matter, Inc
Printed Matter is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. Founded as a for-profit alternative arts space in 1976 by artists and artworkers, Printed Matter reincorporated in 1978 to become the independent non-profit organization that it is today. Originally situated in Tribeca, Printed Matter moved to SoHo in 1989 where for twelve years the book displays and artists’ projects in the large storefront windows contributed to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the neighborhood. In 2001 Printed Matter relocated to Chelsea, where it continued to foreground the book as an alternative venue - or artistic medium - for artists’ projects and ideas. Finally, in December of 2005 Printed Matter moved into our current storefront location in Chelsea with big windows and greatly increased display and exhibition space. Recognized for years as an essential voice in the increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates, Printed Matter is dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists’ publications in the landscape of contemporary art.