In 2018, Montez Press took over the space at Mathew—a gallery in NYC—for the third summer in a row. For 30 days, 24 hours a day, content was streaming live from Chinatown, bringing together artists / writers / DJs / musicians / critics / theorists to explore the medium of radio.
Radio and publishing have much in common; radio is a seemingly obsolete and limited method of communication, yet, much like publishing, it continues to persist despite the ubiquity of image based technology. This month long installation encapsulated our specific moment in art, music, and media while also showcasing the work of historical and contemporary artists and organizations that inspire and inform Montez Press.
Montez Press Radio will be back on, broadcasting live from September 20th-23rd. Guests of Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair, we will be in the theater of MoMA PS1 on Friday from 9am-5pm and, in the spirit of pirate radio and the transient nature of air waves, stationed in an RV for entire duration of the weekend. Look for us at NYABF, IABF, and on the road.
FM: TBA (24 hour broadcast, Queens and North Brooklyn) Live-Stream: radio.montezpress.com and wavefarm.org/listen