3:00 PM15:00

CLOSING EVENT :: READING GROUP {Hosted by Physical Education}

A reading group discussion, hosted by Physical Education (with keyon gaskin, Takahiro Yamamoto, Lu Yim, Allie Hankins)

This open discussion forum will respond to reference materials chosen by Physical Education and De-Canon, in contemplation of the question : What lies {beyond/under/within} language for you?

Read these materials in any way you wish and come join us on the 26th to talk, share thoughts, or just listen. All are welcome to engage in this conversation.

This will be the closing event for De-Canon's pop-up library installation at UNA. Come browse our books for one last afternoon...!

Reading materials available here :

& at

Print copies of materials available at UNA Gallery during events on 8/16 and 8/19 and during regular gallery hours (Sat-Sun 12-5pm).


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6:00 PM18:00

De-Canon: A Visibility Project --- OPENING @ FIRST THURSDAY ARTWALK



:: AUGUST 3RD - 26TH, 2018 ::

[see below for details on events throughout August]

De-Canon: A Visibility Project is a pop-up library and web resource project that showcases literary art by writers/artists of color. Our goal is to put forth an alternative literary “canon” - or multiple canons - that are inclusive, diverse, and multi-storied in their approach to representation. 

Our library collection includes works by writers and artists working in and across the domains of poetry, prose, hybrid literary forms, image-text, visual art, performance, and more. Through this, we wish to push against notions of how literature - which conveys to us perception, language, and cultural (as well as self) definitions - may be transmitted, gathered, contained, released, hidden, revealed, coded, decoded, shared and preserved, in both temporal and fixed ways, especially for communities of color. 

                  { beyond

What lies  { under  language for you?

                  { within

Throughout the month of August, we will investigate this question with a curation of literary artworks and events - including: poetry reading, music+poetry performance, visual-literary installations, asemic art, and discussion-format events - each event to be hosted in the same space as our library of 150+ books by writers and artists of color, thus enabling many opportunities for interaction between audience, writers/artists, books, and literary artworks. 

De-Canon: A Visibility Project’s August installation and programming will be hosted at UNA Gallery, a collective art space run by contemporary artists with outsider identities. UNA prioritizes the work of marginalized artist communities, holding space for POC, queer and femme voices. 

De-Canon is grateful for support from the Precipice Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Calligram Foundation; and for book donations from Tin House, Wave Books, Octopus Books, Forest Avenue Press, YesYes Books, and many authors. De-Canon also thanks its community of “de-canonizers” who contributed lists to our curation process.


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