Broodthaers Society of America
Reading: Lara Konrad, Mother We All Have Been Lonely and Lovely Places
Saturday, March 7, 4:00pm

Free and open to the public
A RESERVATION is necessary as seating is limited

520 West 143rd Street, no. 2
between Amsterdam and Broadway
A,B,C,D and 1 subway trains to 145th Street
MBnb is located on the parlor floor of a Harlem brownstone and is only accessible by stairs. If you have an access request, contact us via email or call +1 718 916 7938 to make arrangements

MBnb presents a reading and book launch by New York-based writer Lara Konrad. Mother, We All Have Been Lonely and Lovely Places, her first book of prose, serves as a personal history narrating an arc of female independence through a patriarchal landscape. The book, by turns, works through accepted notions of gender, power relations, intimacy, and maturity in search of new territories to inhabit and a means for dealing with human loneliness and despair.

Mother, We All Have Been Lonely and Lovely Places is published by Gato Negro Ediciones, Mexico City. Gato Negro Ediciones promotes freedom of thought, social heterogeneity, and affordable access to knowledge, all through the friendly process of risograph printing. With a backlist of over one hundred and forty titles—from artists’ books and political manifestos to aesthetic theory and prose—Gato Negro publications imbue our daily lives with collective contemplation.

Lara Konrad was born in Germany but spent most of her childhood in Mexico. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from The New School, New York, and an MFA in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institut, Amsterdam. Her writings have appeared in a diverse range of international publications, including Das MagazinDie WeltNYTyrant, and ZEIT. She divides her time between New York City, Mexico City, and Munich.

This is the closing event for ATLAS: Serial works on paper about the body, which features images by Anne-Lise Coste, Imani Noelle Ford, Sydney King, Lara Konrad, Mamiko Otsubo, Sinéad Spelman, and Paula Stuttman. MBnb is open Fridays and Saturdays, 1-6pm and by appointment. The show closes Saturday, March 7.

MBnb is an ongoing artwork in honor of Marcel Broodthaers. It was conceived, in part, to explore what it might mean to "sell something and succeed in life” in what is euphemistically referred to as the sharing economy, fifty-six years after Broodthaers uttered those famously doomed, aspirational words.