13 Presidents: Book Launch and Talks with author Marisa Fu

  • 10 Oct 2016
  • 6:30 PM
  • British Library, and other venues

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13 Presidents

Book Launch and Talks
with author
Marisa J. Futernick

About the events:
Monday, 10 October, 6.30 pm
British Library
Marisa J. Futernick in conversation with BBC Radio 4’s Justin Webb, presenter of the Today programme. A screening of photographs from the book will accompany the talk.

18 October to 13 November
Arnolfini, Bristol
To coincide with the US Presidential election and the publication of 13 Presidents, Arnolfini presents a photographic installation of the project. 
Saturday 22 October, 4pm
Exhibition event: Artist’s talk and reading accompanied by a live slide installation

Thursday 20 October, 5:30pm
University College London, Institute for the Americas
Marisa J. Futernick in conversation with Professor Iwan Morgan

Tuesday 8 November, 6.30pm
ICA, London
An event to celebrate the launch of 13 Presidents with readings by Marisa J. Futernick and others will take place at the ICA in London on the night of the US Presidential election


About the book: 
In 2014, Marisa J. Futernick drove nearly ten thousand miles across America, visiting all thirteen of the nation’s Presidential libraries along the way. 13 Presidents is the result: an artist’s book that combines photographs from the journey with a suite of short stories. Mixing fact and fiction, each President from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush is a protagonist in this collection of unexpected portraits.

The photographs, shot on analogue film, depict the everyday details of the towns that these men are from, including the homes where they were born, and their final resting places. 13 Presidents weaves together personal narrative with wider cultural observation, forming a vision of America that is both invented and true.

13 Presidents will be released on 1 September 2016 with a programme of activities taking place in the US and UK during the run-up to the Presidential election on 8 November 2016. 

About the author:
Marisa J. Futernick is an artist and writer based in London. She was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1980 and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Futernick attended Yale University; Goldsmiths College; and the Royal Academy Schools, London. She has published several books, including How I Taught Umberto Eco to Love the Bomb (RA Editions and California Fever Press, 2015) and The Watergate Complex (Rice + Toye, 2015). She has exhibited widely, at venues including the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Jerwood Space, London; and Yale University. 

For more information please contact: info@marisafuternick.com

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