Bradley Wester

DILETTANTE (publication)

Dilettante is a biennial publication that comes out of the residency program Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange.

My contribution below:

The inaugural residency took place from July 21-28, 2012 in New Harmony, Indiana, the site of two failed utopian communities from the early 19th century, where thirty-four residents spent the week discussing a selection of texts and the theme “Community, Utopia, and the Individual.” Dilettante’s contributors are residents, staff members, or invited guests from Summer Forum 2012. The contributions together form a diverse group (transcripts, poems, visual pieces, correspondence, essays, photos, etc.) but are tied—sometimes tightly, sometimes loosely—to the theme, the place, the texts, or the residency experience.

AIR TRACES (publication launch)

AIR Traces is a unique collection of traces, testimonies, artworks, projects and souvenirs by 56 artists that spent a residency period in AIR Antwerpen. My contribution below:

The text in middle image reads:


the novel of living together as two men verlaine when I was sixteen a retrospective looking like a group show a room of colourful conceptual wall-to whereof one can speak the art world is full of talk behind almost in working towards a provisional definition of how the term failure is used what impertinence said the pudding I wonder how you’d like it if I the pavilions commissioned over the years by the various nations taking part in the exhibition intends to explore imagination as the primary force for emancipation and what do you believe your eyes are my words the gun is cocked any attempt to make sense of Islamic art and architecture as a whole in the last decade a prior has focused attention on the creations of how might one decipher the codes governing the syntax of the letters gathered in der neuen ausgabe von inaesthetik geht es um politiken der kunst gibt during the last ten years of my life my mother gradually lost her

REVIEW of DISCOurse #2: SHINE, by Emily Colucci

Read Emily Colucci’s review of my recent exhibition at PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY in New York, on her blog, filthy dreams (For Minorities Who Don’t Even Fit Into Our Own Minorities): Dance With Me In The Disco Heat: Disco Memories In Bradley Wester’s ‘DISCOurse #2: Shine’.