Image: Joshua Citarella, SWIM A Few Years From Now (2017), C-prints, Dibond, 96 x 144"
Joshua Citarella has a phenomenal new book out, UNTITLED (Post-Left Politigram), that you can read an excerpt from via his website. It’s a collection of his research, writing, and artwork over several years related to accelerated political identities in adolescent online culture. He joins from his efficiency living unit in New York City this week to talk about his involvement with historically notorious Tumblr art collective the Jogging, accidental audiences, the not-yet-readymades he designed with Brad Troemel for Etsy under the banner of Ultraviolet Production House, startling overlaps between rightwing doomsday preppers and rooftop gardening Pinterest libs, freelance purgatory, Deftones, not getting an MFA, the byzantine philosophies of politically-radical Instagram posters, reading “Ishmael” once, and photography. The outdo music is “Hearts Frozen Solid, Thawed Once More By The Spring Of Rage, Despair And Hopelessness” by AFI.
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Get excerpts from Joshua Citarella’s new book here.