White Columns Poetry Project #1: Tim GriffinJune 2–July 14, 2007
The thirteenth presentation in White Columns’ project space The Bulletin Board – a 6’ x 4’ glazed aluminum bulletin board installed in our entrance lobby – inaugurates a new year-long program entitled: the ‘White Columns’ Poetry Project’, whereby we will present the work of living poets. The ‘Poetry Project’ seeks – in an informal manner – to consider the ongoing entanglements between the visual art and poetry worlds. The first presentation is by the New York-based writer Tim Griffin and consists of a single poem ‘Stereo in July’ (2002-2007.)
Tim Griffin’s poetry has recently appeared in such publications as Fence; The Hat; and Explosive; and he was included in Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Book in 2004. His multimedia plays in verse (Fingerprints and The Various Theories of Rain) have been performed in New York at P.S. 122 and London at the Cochrane Theatre. Forthcoming this fall from the Institute for Art Criticism at Frankfurt’s Staedelschule is Griffin’s monograph On Commitment, to be published by Lukas & Sternberg; he is currently writing an essay for the catalogue accompanying John Baldessari’s upcoming retrospective at the Tate Modern. Griffin has also composed texts on Allen Ruppersberg, Collier Schorr, and Kelley Walker—and translated a text on the French artist Guy de Cointet—for Artforum, where he has been editor since 2003.
White Columns will publish a chap book of Griffin’s poetry in Summer 2007.
The next presentation for the ‘White Columns’ Poetry Project’ will be by Malcolm Mooney (September/October 2007).
The Bulletin Board series is generously supported by Corrie Sandelman.