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Launch: PUBLIC 55 Demos
May 8, 2017

Please join us for a launch of Public 55: DEMOS . . . Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:30 – 5:30pm Northwood 815 Bloor Street W., Toronto Journals for sale – $15  (regular $20)

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April 26, 2017

CFP for Public 57: Archive/Anarchive/Counter-Archive Edited by Susan Lord (Professor, Queen’s University) and Janine Marchessault (Professor, York University). DUE: June 1, 2017

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Launch: PUBLIC 54 Indigenous Art
March 30, 2017

PUBLIC 54 Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital, edited by Heather Igloliorte, Julie Nagam, and Carla Taunton, was launched March 2, 2017 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The evening featured a lively roundtable discussion with the editors in conversation with contributor Jaimie Isaac. More details HERE   The evening will feature a lively roundtable discussion with […]

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Launch: Land|Slide Possible Futures
March 27, 2015

  Please join us for the launch of the catalogue for Land|Slide: Possible Futures, a public art intervention co-sponsored by the Public Access Collective and curated by Janine Marchessault. The evening will feature a talk by Shelley Hornstein. Thursday, April 30, 7:30pm Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto Talk at 8pm. […]

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Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi to launch PUBLIC 50
July 30, 2014

Join us for a talk by Franco Berardi to celebrate and launch PUBLIC’s 50th issue: The Retreat. Berardi will give a talk on Dark Zest Geist Dystopia and Self Fulfilling Prophecy: Imagination and the Narration of the Future in Contemporary Literature and Cinema.  PUBLIC is celebrating its 50th issue in Fall 2014. Called The Retreat, […]

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new media kit / bookings for 50th issue!
June 10, 2014

Our new media kit is now available: PUBLIC Media Kit Now making ad bookings for issue 50: The Retreat, a Special Anniversary issue, edited by Sarah Blacker, Imre Szeman and Heather Zwicker produced in partnership with Documenta (13) and Banff Research in Culture (BRiC). Contributors include: Franco ‘Bifo’ Beradi, Bruno Bosteels, Catherine Malabou, Heather Anderson, […]

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Launch of 48: The End
January 17, 2014

You are kindly invited to the launch of issue 48: The End, edited by Christine Davis and Scott MacKenzie FEATURING: – a presentation of Brenda Longfellow’s OFFSHORE, an innovative web documentary that explores the next chapter of oil exploration, taking viewers hundreds of miles offshore, and thousands of feet below the ocean floor where the […]

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PUBLIC now available in electronic format
December 30, 2013

In partnership with Intellect, PUBLIC is now available in electronic formats for tablets, mobiles and desktop reading. Available for issues 45 and after at

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LAND|SLIDE exhibition now open
September 28, 2013

Land|Slide Possible Futures is a groundbreaking large-scale public art exhibition that responds to a world in transition where the past, present and future collide. The landscape of Markham is transformed by the work of over 30 national and international artists to explore themes of multiculturalism, sustainability, and community. The site-specific artist projects are housed at […]

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Readership Survey
July 21, 2013

Dear Readers, We would love get your feedback on our publication. Please take this short survey for your chance to win a lifetime subscription to PUBLIC. Thank you!

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Land|Slide TALKS: Havermans and Tan
October 24, 2012

Land|Slide TALKS Join us over wine for a series of artist talks from our artists-in-residence. Free (donations welcome). Frank Havermans (the Netherlands) and Xu Tan (China) Friday 2 November, 5-7 pm ING Presentation Room, CSI – Annex, 720 Bathurst St, Toronto map   About the Artists FRANK HAVERMANS studied Architectural Design at the Hogeschool voor […]

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Until the End of the World_Still Symposium: Until the End of the World
August 21, 2012

Public Access PAC and PUBLIC Journal present: Slavoj Žižek, Arthur Kroker, and Brenda Longfellow + Until the End of the World by Wim Wenders. When: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, September 29, 2012 Location: Toronto City Hall – Council Chambers Facebook Event Page Nuit Blanche Project Page Three world renowned philosophers consider the profound ecological and economic […]

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PRINT w Join us for the launch of issue 45!
June 7, 2012

45: Civic Spectacle Edited by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher Launch: Monday, 25 June 2012, 6-8 pm Bar Italia, 2nd floor ­­­­582 College Street, Toronto The event includes the screening of Ryan Stec’s Bright Lights: Big City throughout the evening. Pick up your copy for $12 before the issue hits newsstands (regular $15). Facebook event […]

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Spring Sale – this weekend only
May 4, 2012

Select issues are 1/2 price until Monday 7 May. Sale price available only at our Big Cartel shop.

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life-vintage-office New Editorial and Advisory Boards
March 26, 2012

We’ve completely revamped our Editorial and Advisory Boards and are delighted to welcome this new group of artists, scholars and curators. Editorial Board Members Ariella Azoulay, Bar Ilan University, Israel Ian Balfour, York University, Toronto Bruce Barber, NSCAD, Halifax Vikki Bell, Goldsmiths, London Simon Critchley, The New School, New York Sean Cubitt, University of Southampton, […]

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Subscribe and win $200 at Art Metropole.

Subscribe to PUBLIC by May 15th, 2012 for your chance to win a $200 gift certificate on books from Art Metropole, redeemable in person or online at their extensive website.

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JJMurphy-PrintGeneration02 44 Launch, at Early Monthly Segments #35
January 2, 2012

Join us for the launch of 44: Experimental Media on January 16th in Toronto at the Gladstone Hotel, from 6-9pm to pick up a copy of our new issue, and meet the editor and contributors. The event is taking placing at Early Monthly Segments #35 and will feature rare screening of J.J. Murphy’s Print Generation. […]

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PUBLIC working with Intellect
December 8, 2011

Great news for all scholars and researchers! Starting January 2012, Intellect will be overseeing PUBLIC’s distribution to institutional subscribers. They will offer the printed edition of the journal, as well as online subscriptions–something PUBLIC has never before been able to offer. Have a look at our page on the Intellect site! We will update and […]

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Launch and Party, Oct 5th
September 14, 2011

PUBLIC cordially invites you to celebrate its newest publications and to the premiere of “THE LEONA DRIVE PROJECT,” a film by Kyath Battie, Philip Hoffman, Pouyan Jafarizadeh and Janine Marchessault. Come have a look at traces from the exhibition, meet contributors, artists, and the Public Access Collective, and pick up issues and subscription over some […]

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boxes Just in: Limited-edition catalogue
August 6, 2011

Now available is the limited-edition stand-alone catalogue for The Leona Drive Project, featuring an alternate cover with photography by Robin Collyer. Find it in the BOOKS section.

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