360 Speaker Series: Tod Lippy

Editor, Esopus Magazine
June 5, 2014 6/5/2014 12:00 AM 6/5/2014 12:00 AM

More akin to a work of art than a commercial magazine, a journey through the pages of Tod Lippy’s Esopus may give readers the sense of “flipping through a box of artifacts, each slightly different from the one before it.”

The Nasher’s ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture, and design.  

Published twice-yearly, Esopus features contributions from a cross-section of creative disciplines presented in a striking visual format with minimal editorial framing. Each issue includes three long-form contemporary artists’ projects—one by an established artist and two by emerging figures. Previous projects, by artists including Richard Tuttle, Jenny Holzer, ad John Baldessari, have taken the form of removable posters, booklets, foldouts, and hand-assembled sculptures, utilizing complex printing processes, unique paper stocks, and specially formulated inks. Also featured in nearly every issue is a portfolio of work by an undiscovered artist, a sampling of short plays, visual essays, film excerpts, poetry, and fiction by never-before-published authors, and a themed audio CD, for which musicians are invited to contribute a new song based on a particular subject. Esopus currently reaches 30,000 readers around the world and has been featured in The New York Times, Print, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Harper’s, The Village Voice, Toronto’s National PostChina Business News, Munich’s Süddeutsche ZeitungThe Utne ReaderNPR, and many other mainstream venues.

Esopus magazine is a thing of lavish, eccentric beauty” –David Carr, The New York Times

Tod Lippy Biography

Tod Lippy is the editor of ESOPUS magazine and president of the Esopus Foundation Ltd., which also runs the alternative exhibition and performance venue Esopus Space. Formerly he was the editor and co-founder of Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art, the publisher and co-editor of publicsfear magazine, and a senior editor at Print magazine. He is the author of the book Projections 11: New York Film-Makers on Film-Making (Faber & Faber, 2000), and his 1999 short film, Cookies, was featured in over 20 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.


Support for the 360 series is underwritten in part by Sylvia Hougland, in honor of her husband, Curtis Hougland.

Supported in part by: Dallas Arts District Foundation

Media Partner: Glasstire

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