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New Life Issue 4 Launch Party & Postcard Making Party

February 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

Oakland-based bookstore and downtown community arts hub, Wolfman Books is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of their art and culture magazine, New Life Quarterly and the first-ever “New Life Postcard Drive” on February 7, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive!


Or get it full price at BAMPFA!

New Life Quarterly is a literary, arts and culture magazine focused on the intersections of art and community—especially the exuberant, overlooked, and experimental margins—in the Bay Area and beyond. This issue is a special project dedicated to artist correspondence. Through emails, WhatsApp messages, Google Docs comments, voice memos, and actual letters, artists (including BAMPFA’s very own Art Lab Archive) engage in conversation across mediums and across the globe.

To highlight the print collaboration between BAMPFA’s Art Lab and New Life Quarterly, Wolfman Books invites museum-goers to take part in the first-ever “New Life Postcard Drive” in the Art Lab. The organizers’ intention is to gather the community to make 1,200 one-of-a-kind postcards to be included with every copy of “Issue 4: Correspondence.” Attendees will be invited to create one, or two, or a dozen postcards, with ready-made postcard templates and materials provided. By joining in the “Postcard Drive,” participants will not only experience the intimate and generative spirit of artistic connection that animates New Life Quarterly, but actively help create and amplify it. All are encouraged to join this conversation, bring their community and create with the help of New Life editors, contributors, and Art Lab staff!

Besides the “New Life Postcard Drive,” the release party will feature onsite correspondence readings and performances featuring contributors and related artists. Attendees can grab copies of the magazine in the BAMPFA Bookstore and become a New Life contributor!

THIS EVENT IS FREE! And BAMPFA admission is also free every first Thursday!

New Life Quarterly “Issue 4: Correspondence” features new writing and art from:

Barbara Browning • Avery Trufelman • MI Leggett • Jasmine Gibson • Heather Dewey-Hagborg • Emerson Whitney • Brandon Shimoda • Dot Devota • Dongyi Wu • Kwame Boafo • Mitsuko Brooks • Paul Mpagi Sepuya • Ra Malika Imhotep • Nicole Lavelle • Mary Welcome • Dorothy Santos • Jeannine Ventura • Thanh Hằng Phạm • Andrea Abi-Karam • Davey Davis • Claire Boyle • j.j. Mull • Sophia Dahlin • Julio Linares • Leora Fridman • Yosefa Raz • Vreni Michelini Castillo • Ana Karen • Hannah Kingsley-Ma • Claire Buss • Kate Robinson Beckwith • Amanda Davis • Chelsea A. Flowers • Philip Košćak • Jamie Townsend • Oki Sogumi • Margaret McCarthy • Till Krause • BAMPFA Art Lab

This project is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program. “Issue 4: Correspondence” is supported in part by BAMPFA, The Exploratorium, Mills College, AWP 2019, Jenny Lemons, Mirro Editions, The Key Print & Bindery, Alley Cat Books, PLAY Press, and Fish Publishing.


February 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
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E.M. Wolfman


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