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Roger Brown: Pop Artist Kavi Gupta 219 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago Saturday, September 24, 12–1:30pm Panelists: Kathryn Andrews, Lisa Wainwright, John Yau, Dan Nadel (moderator) Roger Brown (1941–1997, b. Hamilton, Alabama) is renowned for using a pop aesthetic to investigate a range of socio-political issues. Having completed, in addition to his studies at SAIC, a commercial design program at the American Academy of Art, Brown was aware of advertising’s vocabulary of images and modes of representation—a visual language he deftly inverted and subtly eroded. Influenced by comics, theatre interiors and architecture, Surrealism, Art Deco, machine-age design, and folk art, Brown…
To mark the publication of her first monograph, Suellen Rocca and I will discuss the work she made in mid-to-late 1960s Chicago while a member of the Hairy Who. The group’s four self-published “comic books” are pioneering examples of contemporary artists’ books, and their eye-popping work has inspired generations of artists in Chicago and beyond. While Rocca’s art shares the group’s ecstatic approach to representation, it uniquely addresses, in her words, “the cultural icons of beauty and romance expressed by the media that promised happiness to young women of that generation.” The talk will take place on Sunday, September 18…

I’m interviewing Dash Shaw at The Strand in conjunction with the release of his excellent new book, Cosplayers, which reads as one of the very best examinations of the complex, profound, and nevertheless one-sided relationship fans have with the subject of their enthusiasm.

I’ll be at Frieze New York on Friday, March 6th in the Reading Room section for: Art in America – Comics in America Art in America presents Comics in America, with Editor Lindsay Pollock in conversation with Dan Nadel and Alexi Worth on Friday at 3.30pm.  
In conjunction with William N. Copley: The World According to Copley at the Menil Foundation in Houston, TX, curator Toby Kamps sits down with artists Dan Nadel and Trenton Doyle Hancock to discuss American artist William N. Copley in the tradition of eccentric figuration in the United States and his influence on contemporary artists. February 29th, 7-8 pm Menil Foundation, Houston Dan Nadel is a New York curator, critic, and bookseller. His books include Art Out of Time (Unknown Comics Visionaries) and Art in Time (Unknown Comic Book Adventures). In 2014, Nadel curatedWhat Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art: 1960…

On February 23rd we’ll be launching the book Takeshi Murata at Nitehawk Cinema with a screening of Return of the Living Dead and a few of Takeshi’s shorts, too. Takeshi will be there to sign books and accept your lavish praise. Nitehawk Cinema February 23rd, 7:30 pm 136 Metropolitan Avenue between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue. The event: Nitehawk’s ART SEEN presents a 35mm screening of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD selected and introduced by artist Takeshi Murata in celebration of his new book edited by Dan Nadel. Screening beforehand are shorts films by Murata: Night Moves, 2012 (6 minutes) and the premiere…
Jimmy DeSana: Suburban – Panel Discussion Tuesday, November 3 6:30 pm Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY $5 DONATION  This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above. Join Aperture Foundation for a panel discussion about photographer Jimmy DeSana’s life and work, with Paula Greif, Laurie Simmons, William J. Simmons, and Elisabeth Sussman, moderated by Dan Nadel. DeSana’s new book Suburban (Aperture/Salon 94, 2015), coedited by Nadel and Laurie Simmons, also includes essays by Sussman and Laurie Simmons. This surreally lyrical, sexually charged volume collects DeSana’s earlier work, made from the 1970s to 1980s. Jimmy DeSana (born in…
Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 pm Matthew Marks Gallery 523 West 24th Street, New York To celebrate the book’s release there will be a panel discussion and book signing with the Hairy Who artists: Jim Falconer Art Green Gladys Nilsson Suellen Rocca Karl Wirsum Moderated by Dan Nadel Hairy Who Invitation The complete video of the event is here.