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May 9-10, 16-17 2015

Mobile Artists' Yard Sale

Various Locations (Austin)

The Pastelegram Mobile Artists’ Yard Sale features items from the studios and offices of Pastelegram’s many collaborators including artists' proofs, failed artworks, unsold works, sketches, working photographs, books, supplies, interesting materials, found objects and other assorted power objects and totems all priced to sell for $50 or less. The yard sale will take place in various locations within the West Austin Studio Tour boundaries during all four days of the event.
Conversation
October 4, 2014

Traveler, Abductee, Monster, Refugee

The Wild Detectives (Dallas)

A panel discussion on the alien--expatriate or extraterrestrial--and how to live as one. Mary Walling Blackburn, the artist of Pastelegram no. 4 "The Extra Earth Analog," will be there, as will Noah Simblist, Beatriz E. Balanta and Ariel Evans. We will talk while you listen, if you come. Then you can talk, and we'll listen. Then everybody celebrates.
Party
May 23, 2014

Print Annual no. 4 Launch Party

MASS Gallery (Austin)

Join us for the Austin release of Pastelegram Issue No. 4: The Extra Earth Analog! Pastelegram's fourth print issue, “The Extra Earth Analog,” guest edited by artist Mary Walling Blackburn, is an anti-authoritarian sourcebook for aliens--of both the expatriate and extraterrestrial sorts--and their allies. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and supported by Big Medium, the University Art Gallery of UC - San Diego and the City of Austin.
Conversation
March 18, 2014

Homeschooled
Poet John Ashbery, His House, His Work, His Life

Harry Ransom Center (Austin)

Tom Healy will present the first preview ever of AshLab. Created by a small group of Ashbery friends and graduate students at The New School, AshLab is a digital project documenting Ashbery's home, art collection and poetry. Healy is a poet, professor at The New School and chairman of the worldwide Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Screening
October 23, 2013

Unfair Films

Cheer Up Charlies (Austin)

A selection of short films related to Johan Zetterquist’s series, Proposals for Public Art, which were recently featured in the third print issue of Pastelegram magazine, co-edited by C.C. Marsh. Pastelegram’s screening unfolds a few of Zetterquist’s influences, paying attention to Werner Herzog’s early short films, absurdist avant-garde films of the 1960s and contemporary video artists such as Birgit Rathsmann who spoof Herzog’s signature concepts in their work. Music by DARK PLANES
Screening
August 10, 2013

Unfair Films

Sala Diaz (San Antonio)

A selection of short films related to Johan Zetterquist’s series, Proposals for Public Art, which were recently featured in the third print issue of Pastelegram magazine, co-edited by C.C. Marsh. Pastelegram’s screening unfolds a few of Zetterquist’s influences, paying attention to Werner Herzog’s early short films, absurdist avant-garde films of the 1960s and contemporary video artists such as Birgit Rathsmann who spoof Herzog’s signature concepts in their work. Music by DARK PLANES
Conversation
April 30, 2013

Two Ships Passing
Poets Kyle Schlesinger and Cindy St. John

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With poets Kyle Schlesinger and Cindy St. John, this edition of Two Ships Passing concerns the kinds of meaning that viewers and readers can extract from looking closely at the producer’s temporal structuring of a work. Whether works fragment, layer, or juxtapose sequences of events, ideas, or images, these moments of fracture and compression guide us through the work. In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Party
February 22, 2013

Print Annual no. 3 Launch Party

Farewell Books (Austin)

Pastelegram is pleased to announce the release of the winter 2013 issue, "Utopolis." Featuring the work of Swedish-born artist Johan Zetterquist, this third print issue of Pastelegram, co-edited with C.C. Marsh, will include works from two of Zetterquist’s ongoing series: Proposals for Public Art and Study for a Monument. Come with friends and celebrate our third issue!
Conversation
October 4, 2012

Two Ships Passing
Curator Barbara Perea with Drummer Nick Hennies

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With curator Barbara Perea and Drummer Nick Hennies. Straddling the worlds of contemporary visual art and music, sound art includes diverse practices, from inventive machines, video and film, to performance and other possibilities. Sound art's boundaries are thus amorphous, posing particular complexities to those who wish to display such works or write about the field. In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Party
May 10, 2012

Print Annual no. 2 Launch Party

Domy Books (Austin)

In popular magazines such as TIME, articles are the filler and ads are the content. As Ricky Yanas—Pastelegram’s guest editor for its second print issue—sees it, the ads must be included among the magazines pages, economically speaking, and the articles do not. Therefore the magazine’s articles for the most part support the advertising companies’ sale of goods. Sponsored by Real Ale.
Conversation
April 17, 2012

Two Ships Passing
Architects David Heymann and Murray Legge

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With architects David Heymann and Murray Legge, this edition of Two Ships Passing presents a conversation about ways of thinking about and reacting to landscapes, whether through architecture, performance, photography, or art history (among other possibilities). In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Conversation
February 9, 2012

Two Ships Passing
Art Historian Andy Campbell and Fashion Designer Gail Chovan

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With art historian Andy Campbell and fashion designer Gail Chovan, this talk concerns the methods of dealing with the profusion of pictures in magazines, photographs, the Internet, documents, and other assorted ephemera–instead of a single work of art. In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Party
October 13, 2011

Print Annual no. 1 Launch Party

Domy Books (Austin)

Join us as we launch the first print issue of Pastelegram! Our premier issue features artist Barry Stone. The title, The sun had not risen yet / Now the sun had sunk, is drawn from two sentences from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931), where Woolf’s complex narratives return again and again to descriptions of the sun’s movement.

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Primitive Games

Birgit Rathsmann
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Online Issue no. 9
We Belong Dead

Margaret Meehan
WINTER 2015

Online Issue no. 8
Narcissus Rising

Ivan LOZANO
FALL 2014

Online Issue no. 7
French Leave

Chuck Ramirez, Anjali Gupta
Summer 2014

Online Issue no. 6
Time, and Again

Cindy St. John
Summer 2014

Online Issue no. 5
There Is No Taste in Theatre: It Is a Medium

Chelsea Weathers
Fall 2013

Online Issue no. 4
Time Zone

Scott Eastwood
Summer 2013

Online Issue no. 3
Unsound

Barbara Perea
Spring 2013

Online Issue no. 2
At the Weehawken Dueling Ground, July 11, 1804

Andrew Douglas Underwood
Fall 2012

Online Issue no. 1
Width and Against

Kristina Felix
Summer 2012

The greenhouse

Ruth Van Beek
Spring 2012

Camera Phone Photos

Sterling Allen
Fall 2011

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