SHIFTER is thrilled to invite you to a book launch, with a series of short presentations celebrating the launch of our twentieth issue titled What We Can Knot. The title of this issue draws from George Bernard Shaw’s quip “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.” In this issue artists parse out and challenge what we see to be Shaw’s false distinction between pedagogy and praxis, in order to explore the value of negotiation and collaboration as important elements both in the studio and in the classroom. To this end we have invited several individuals who are both artists and educators, to consider the active relation between art practice and teaching in their life. We have invited them to do this through a conversation or correspondence with either a mentor or a student who continues to play an intimate part in their understanding of the intertwined roles as artist and educator.

Ashley Hunt & Malene Dam
Marjetica Potrč & Amanda Eicher with Ryo Yonami, Nuriye Elisabeth Tohermes & Mai Shirato
Andreas Fischer & Hannah B. Higgins
Corin Hewitt & Riley Duncan
Richard Kostelanetz with Frederick Young, Michael Peters & Bob Grumman
Michelle Grabner with Philip Vanderhyden, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Andrew Falkowski, Elijah Burgher, Julie Weitz, Christopher Mcnulty, Michael Velliquette, Barry Underwood, Joey Farueso, Gil Riley & Adam Scott
Abhishek Hazra
Zach Cahill ft. Cassandra Troyan
Andrew Falkowski
Jesal Kapadia & Brian McCarthy
Adelita Husni Bey & Janna Graham
Tyler Coburn & A.L. Steiner
Abdullah Awad & Sreshta Rit Premnath
Allan deSouza & Jeannene Przyblyski
Steven Lam & Daniel Joseph Martinez
Juan William Chávez & Anya Liao
Valerio Rocco Orlando & Mónica Ríos
Deborah Stratman & James Benning
A.K. Burns & Alexandro Segade
Dan Paz & Tania Bruguera
Kelly Kaczynski
Ayisha Abraham & Smriti Mehra
Maria Rosa Sossai


Sreshta Rit Premnath & Matthew Metzger

Dan Levenson