Alarum in Berlin / Ardesia Projects & Soft Power Palace Festival

Happy to share that work from my upcoming book, The Moon & Stars Can Be Yours, will be on view as part of the show Alarum organized by Ardesia Projects in Berlin during the Soft Power Palace Festival.

Opening is Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5 PM – 10 PM UTC+02 // Tiergartenstraße 15, 10785 Berlin, Deutschland

More info here.

Process, Publishing and the Photographer's Practice Panel

I’ll be speaking on a panel at SVA as part of the 30th Anniversary Book Fair and Scheimpflug Lecture Series.

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 – 9:00pm 
Process, Publishing and the Photographer's Practice
MFA Photography, Video and Related Media alumnus and faculty member Jeremy Haik (2012) moderates a discussion about longtime faculty member Marvin Heiferman’s latest book and project, Seeing Science, featuring Heiferman, alumnus and artist Sarah Palmer (2008) and Magali Duzant of Conveyor Arts. Refreshments will be provided and visitors are invited to browse the book fair following the discussion.

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Delirium, Three Visions // Denver

Light Blue Desire and In Waiting; The Sea will be on view at Redline Contemporary Art Center in the exhibition Delirium, Three Visions, as part of Denver’s Month of Photography from March 9 - April 7, 2019. Curated by George P. Perez, John Lake, and Mark Sink.

Eschewing traditional notions of imagery, this exhibit aims to shake, disrupt, and dizzy our understanding of visual culture and modern society. Photography is both a broken concept and an ever expanding medium; fluctuating between complacent states of being and important diverse artistic models. Delirium: Three Visions, is a photo-based exhibit highlighting critical contemporary voices and amplifying challenging artists working in and around modes of photography.


image credit @ Matthew Pevear 2019

image credit @ Matthew Pevear 2019

Brooklyn Book Festival / 9.16.18

I will be speaking about Light Blue Desire on a panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival this month!

Words are just one way to tell a story, as any photographer, designer, or visual artist will tell you. But how do you craft a strong narrative when you employ one of these alternative storytelling formats? On this panel, photographer Cig Harvey (You an Orchestra You a Bomb), photographer Cecil McDonald, Jr. (In the Company of Black), and multidisciplinary artist Magali Duzant (Light Blue Desire) will discuss their processes for imparting a vision through images, artist books, and more. Moderated by VICE photography columnist Elyssa Goodman

Sept 16 3pm, Brooklyn Historical Auditorium, 128 Pierrepont St

Works On Water

I am an artist in residence at Works On Water's Governor's Island studio through July 22nd this summer. I am developing a new artist book that takes an experimental approach to a field guide of NYC water - looking at the linguistics of water and the history of hidden, disappeared waterways throughout the boroughs. Studio 5B in Nolan Park is open every weekend from 11-5.

Once In A Blue Moon Book Launch is an Artnet Editors' Pick!

Editors' Pick for this week, see here

Thursday, February 1

8. “Once in a Blue Moon” at Printed Matter, Inc.
A book launch and reading celebrating the release of Magali Duzant’s Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue, aptly taking place on the evening of the astronomical phenomenon of a blue moon. The book is an investigation into the connection between language and form, specifically the color blue and how it functions as a metaphor and an idiom in the broad cultural landscape.

Location: Printed Matter, Inc., 231 11th Avenue
Price: Free
Time: Book launch & reading: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/editors-picks-january-29-1201628

Once In A Blue Moon / Book Launch for Light Blue Desire at Printed Matter Feb 1

Feb 1, 2018 6 - 8 PM Printed Matter 231 11th Ave New York, NY 10001

Join us for the  launch of  Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue   by Magali Duzant published by Conveyor Editions. The evening—which fittingly coincides with a very rare blue moon*—will include a two-channel video of the moon filmed during this rare astronomical event. In addition, Duzant will give a reading from her recent publications  Light Blue Desire and  I Looked & Looked , which both explore our relationship to language, color, and the night sky.   Light Blue Desire  (2018) investigates the power, failure, and fluidity of language. The project, in its current incarnation as an artist book, lyrically maps the amorphous definition and meaning of the word blue across languages. The collection of idioms reveals a compendium of contradictions; concepts around a color that is both high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into our languages?

Join us for the launch of Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue by Magali Duzant published by Conveyor Editions. The evening—which fittingly coincides with a very rare blue moon*—will include a two-channel video of the moon filmed during this rare astronomical event. In addition, Duzant will give a reading from her recent publications Light Blue Desireand I Looked & Looked, which both explore our relationship to language, color, and the night sky.

Light Blue Desire (2018) investigates the power, failure, and fluidity of language. The project, in its current incarnation as an artist book, lyrically maps the amorphous definition and meaning of the word blue across languages. The collection of idioms reveals a compendium of contradictions; concepts around a color that is both high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into our languages?