The Happy Hypocrite is a biannual journal led by artists’ writings. Informed by a lineage of modern experimental and avant-garde magazines, such as: Bananas, Documents, The Fox, Merlin and Tracks, this journal aspires to unpack the methodology of such key journals, whilst providing a brand new approach to art writing. It will provide a greatly needed testing ground for new writing and research-based projects, somewhere for artists, writers and theorists to express experimental ideas that might not otherwise be realised or published.
In this, the first issue, an interview, a translation, a short story, notes on time, some possible captions, Bananas and an index.
Contributors: Nick Thurston, Alexandre Singh, Lisa Robertson, Clunie Reid, Andrea Mason, Stewart Home, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Giles Eldridge, Douglas Coupland, Gerard Byrne, Paolo Arao, Farhard Ahrarnia.
104 pp. | 167 x 230 mm
ISBN: 978 1 906012 01 4
Design: APFEL (A Practice for Everyday Life)
Publisher: Book Works
Bookworks is a leading contemporary arts organisation with a unique role as makers and publishers of books.
Established in 1984, they are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and their projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples. Their activities include publishing, a lecture and seminar programme, exhibitions, the development of an on-line archive, and artists’ surgeries and workshops held by both the publishing department and the studio.