Forms + Public (INCA Press launch)

Maja Hodošček, Rae Armantrout, Christine Wong Yap, Red 76 and Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas.
INCA: 2 West Roy St. Seattle, WA, 98110
Exhibition: 15 January 2017– 18 February 2017
Opening: Sunday 15 January 2017 2-5pm
Talk by Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR): 15 January at 3pm

Forms + Public
(INCA Press launch) An exhibition with works by Maja Hodošček, Rae Armantrout, Christine Wong Yap, Red 76 and Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas.
Talk by Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR): 15 January at 3pm.
The exhibition launches INCA Press with three new books: Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It, Free as in Free…, and To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011-2016.


1. To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011-2016
Shannon Stratton, Steven Cottingham, Plug Projects, Good Weather, Transformazium, Kareem Reid, Anya Ventura, Matthew Fluharty (Art of the Rural), Cameron Shaw and Amanda Brinkman (Pelican Bomb), Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne (ARTS.BLACK), contemptorary, Ryan Wong, Rianna Jade Parker, Rozsa Zita Farkas, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Gretchen Coombs, ACRE, The Black Artists Retreat, Signal Fire, Lauren Frances Adams with Occupy Museums, Mary Coyne, Sam Gould, Abigail Satinsky, Anthony Romero, Sarrita Hunn with Jonas Staal and many others.

2. Free as in Free…
Don Mee Choi, Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen, Cia Rinne, Talena Lashelle Queen, OEI, Klara Glosova, Rae Armantrout, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Mikko Kuorinki, manuel arturo abreu, Matthew Offenbacher, Jacob Wren, US English, Hami Bahadori, Justen Waterhouse.

3. Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It
Gregory Sholette, Eunsong Kim, Pablo Helguera, Duba Sambolec, MFA noMFA, Shelly Asquith, Roee Rosen, Aurora Harris, Ted Heibert, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marjetica Potrč, Escuela de Garaje, Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Judy Chicago, Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Diego Bruno, Clare Butcher, Chus Martinez, Sezgin Boynik, Audun Mortensen, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Irena Boric, Sondra Perry & Nicole Maloof, Robert Paul Wolff, Chris Kraus, Martha Rosler, Tadej Pogačar, and Walid Raad.

INCA Press focuses on the meeting points between critical and political theory, experimental writing, artist writing, and poetics. Editors are Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas and Irena Borić. INCA Press challenges standard writing formats such as artist statements written by artists, art criticism written by critics and theory written by academics, opening up form as a speculative potential, opening up the separation between these formats. INCA Press will neither publish strict academic texts nor publish exhibition catalogues or artists monograms. In its content INCA Press will take on urgent political, social, economic, and aesthetic issues with a clear partisan position.



Maja Hodošček works in the intersection between art, education, politics and every day life. She makes video works, installations as well as initiates various workshops. Hodošček has presented her work at ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana; 8 Triennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana; Guangdong Times Museum, China; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna and Museum of Yugosalv History, Belgrade. In 2015 she was nominated for Open Frame Award (goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden). In 2010 she received the OHO Award. She completed her master’s degree at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Rae Armantrout is a poet generally associated with the west coast Language Poets. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at UC San Diego. Armantrout has published several books, her latest one being Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2015. In 2010, Armantrout was awarded the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award for her book of poetry Versed published by the Wesleyan University Press. The book later won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Red76, is a publication that materialized in Portland, Oregon in the early 2000’s, co-founded and edited by Sam Gould. Instrumentalizing ideas around publication as a social force, Red76 works towards the formation of publics through the implementation of ad-hoc educational structures and discursive gatherings. While these actions are often situated in what is called “public space,” – such as street corners, laundromats, taverns, and the like – the pedagogy of their construction is meant to call into question the relationships, codes, and hierarchies embedded within these landscapes from one incident of publication to the next. Along with a desire to illustrate the shared experiences of an accumulated public, Red76 works to ask What is a Public? and What is it Good For? Core contributors and co-editors over the years have included Gabriel Mindel Saloman, Dylan Gauthier, Dan S. Wang, Paige Saez, Zefrey Throwell, Mike Wolf, Ola Stahl, and Courtney Dailey among many others.

Christine Wong Yap makes installations, sculptures, drawings, and participatory projects to spark and sustain attention to emotional experiences. Yap holds a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Manila, Manchester U.K., Poland, and more. Recent solo exhibitions include Make Things (Happen) (Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA) and The Eve Of… (Portland ’Pataphysical Society / PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR). Reviews of her work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Art Practical.

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are an artist duo. Their work has been exhibited extensively internationally including the 4th Athens Biennale; the Bergen Assembly Triennial; Steirischer Herbst in Graz; Eastside Projects in Birmingham; The Luminary in St. Louis; Serralves Museum in Porto; ICC Tokyo; Taipei Fine Art Museum; Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven; Centre George Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; IMO and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen; Henie Onstad Art Center, Kunstnernes Hus and 0047 in Oslo, among many others. Upcoming solo exhibition at the Ski Club in Milwaukee.


Talk by VISR on 15 January at 3pm

Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR) is an independent, para-academic, theory-based free school which began in Feb, 2013. Its intent is to move beyond the borders of the traditional university and to open up a more accessible platform in the city for the engaged discussion of critical theory. Organized by the East Vancouver Young Hegelians Society (EVYHS).

Dan Adleman teaches Rhetoric, Media Studies, Communications, and Contemporary Literature at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Simon Fraser University, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Adleman is the director of the Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR). He holds an MA in English Literature and a PhD from the University of British Columbia.

Am Johal works as Director of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. He is the Associate Director of the Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR). Johal holds an MA from the Institute for Social and European Studies and a PhD from European Graduate School in media philosophy.