Join home school and Yale Union on 15 June 2019, 6-8pm to celebrate the launch of Elvia Wilk’s Oval (Soft Skull Press). Elvia will read from the book and show images, and artist Tabitha Nikolai will join her in conversation.
Bizarre weather. Unprecedented economic disparity. Artists employed by corporations as consultants. And the ultimate work of art: Oval, a pill that increases generosity. Elvia Wilk’s debut novel, Oval, asks questions of empathy and power on every scale—from bodies to bureaucracies—to create an unsettling portrait of the future of cities.
Elvia Wilk is a writer and editor living in New York and Berlin. She writes about art, architecture, and technology for publications including frieze, Artforum, Bookforum, e-flux, Metropolis, Mousse, Flash Art, and Art in America.
Tabitha Nikolai is a trashgender gutter elf and low-level cybermage raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and based in Portland, Oregon. She creates the things that would have better sustained her younger self–simulations of a more livable future, and the obstacles that intervene. These look like: fictive text, videogames, cosplay, and earnest rites of suburban occult. Currently she teaches and manages galleries for the Portland State University School of Art + Design. Her work has been shown at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Ganka Gallery in Tokyo, and has been covered by i-D Magazine, the New York York Times, and Art in America. She hopes you’re doing okay.
home school is excited to announce that we are artists in residence at Yale Union in 2019. Our fourth year of curriculum will continue to offer artist talks, classes, and exhibitions, all free and open to the public as well as archived online. With YU’s help we will also deepen our engagement with print and online publication, screenings, and more frequent poetry readings. We also have access to an office space in which we will host public office hours, micro-exhibitions, and small events.
home school is a free pop-up art school in Portland, OR run by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu. We provide welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art and its issues. Our pedagogy honors the casual rigor of the etymology of “school,” from the Greek shkole, “spare time, leisure, idleness, rest.”
Saturday 15 June 2019, 6-8pm at YU
Reading and discussion with Tabitha Nikolai
Saturday 4 May 2019, 5-7pm at YU
Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 6-9p @ YU
Screening of work by Aria Dean, Mandy Harris Williams, & Redeem Pettaway
DJ set by Eric Fury
Catering by La Arepa Venezuelan cart