A new collections of essays and poetry by Kealey Boyd, Sommer Browning, Salma Ahmad Caller, Adéle Cassigneul, Elaine Fenney, and William Max Nelson commenting on the work of artist Daisy Patton.
BROKEN TIMES MACHINES centers its lens on artist Daisy Patton. It is Daisy’s work that provides impetus for this written conversation: her art and her activism draw authors forward, compelling them to write with freedom and intention about memory, erasure, decay, disappearance, pattern and ornament, maximalism and minimalism, and women, whose stories, against all odds, prevail.
Each spread in this volume is treated as a facet within a series of pages. Designer Joshua Gamma dances with the conventions of books: toying with typeface size, attribution hierarchies, and the sanctity of images to direct attention to the systems at work in this ancient and everlasting format where knowledge accrues meaning and value.
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Essay. Collaboration. Art. Women’s Studies.
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Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, an independent art press whose objective is to cultivate writing about the visual arts through an interdisciplinary and literary lens. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui lectures, writes, and edits; having her work published in artist and exhibition catalogues, as well as on Studio International and Hyperallergic, and in ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA, and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is co-editing the anthology Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2022). She has been the recipient of 2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow; 2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee; 2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.
Daisy Patton is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Los Angeles, CA to a white mother from the American South and an Iranian father she never met. Influenced by collective and political histories, as well as memory and the fallibility of the body, Patton's work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, relationship, connection, storytelling, and story-carrying. Patton has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, including a solo at the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado, the Chautauqua Institution, Spring/Break NYC, The Delaware Contemporary, Katonah Museum of Art, among others. Her paintings are held in public and private collections including Denver Art Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, and Fidelity Investments Art Collection. She has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant, and an Assets for Artists grant.