a symphony a work in progress (pt. II, andante)

with Yusuf Hassan and Kwamé Sorrell
August 11, 2023

Note this event takes place in Los Angeles as part of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair.

Artists Yusuf Hassan and Kwamé Sorrell (co-publishers of BlackMass) discuss their 2023 LAABF exhibition: a symphony a work in progress (pt II., andante). Building on a show first staged at Printed Matter in 2022 by Hassan, the reimagined installation-as-publication carries on a performatory exchange around motifs in music, sculpture, and architecture through an array of printed pieces (including simple folded sheets, rubber stamp prints, xeroxes, broadsides, and c-prints). Hassan and Sorrell will speak to how the show assembles an improvisatory visual dialogue across a range of interests seen through the lens of publishing, grounded in the printed form. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.