Esopus 17 (Fall 2011)


Metagame (Culture Edition)

Designed by Local No. 12

Playing this game requires cultural literacy, strategic thinking, and social negotiation skills.


Artist’s Project: Alyson Shotz

By Alyson Shotz; with Priyamvada Natarajan and Satyan L. Devadoss

For “Triple Infinity,” Shotz takes three different approaches to the subject of infinity.


Analog Recovery 1: Bal d’Hiver

Photos by Inge Morath; edited by John Jacob

Images from a 1955 Paris charity ball; first in a series presented with the Magnum Foundation.


Artist’s Project: Thomas Lawson

By Thomas Lawson

A suite of drawings and a removable 18" x 22" poster by the artist, critic, and educator


100 Frames: Tulpan (2008)

Film by Sergey Dvortsevoy; introduction by Jim Shepard

100 still images from the Moscow-based documentarian’s unforgettable feature debut


New Voices: “The Pepsi”

By Rick Stinson

Ninth in our series of fiction by never-before-published authors


Guarded Opinions 5

By Casey Costa and Robert Canedy; edited by Paul VanDeCarr

Two museum guards comment on the works they oversee at MASS MoCA.


Modern Artifacts 10: Rent to Own

Introduction by Michelle Elligott

Never-before-seen materials related to the Museum’s discontinued Art Lending Service



By Jessica Elsaesser

A suite of new work by an emerging Brooklyn-based poet


Artist’s Project: Adam Chodzko

By Adam Chodzko

A journey to one page


Angus Trumble’s 1877 In Retrospect

By Angus Trumble

One year. One page. (16th in a series)


Found Object: Optical Allusions

Recovered by Rich Remsberg

Rebus puzzles found in a bound volume of a Victorian-era children’s magazine



We asked readers to share their darkest, most disturbing phobias, and musicians turned them into songs


Esopus CD #17: Fear Itself

13 musicians, including Meursault, We Are Augustines, and Corey Dargel, created songs inspired by Esopus readers’ irrational fears.


Copies of Esopus 17 are packed for subscribers at our fulfillment center.


Esopus 17 Now On Newsstands

Esopus 17, our second-largest issue yet, includes artists' projects by Alyson Shotz, Thomas Lawson, and Adam Chodzo. It hits newsstands in November.

“Inge Morath: Bal d’hiver” at Esopus Space

An exhibition of recently discovered images by the renowned photographer Inge Morath, presented in conjunction with Esopus 17.

“Esopus 17: Fear Itself” CD Out November 1st

Esopus invited musical acts such as Meursault, Bishop Allen, and We Are Augustines to create songs inspired by subscribers’ irrational fears.