Interjection Calendar
The Interjection Calendar is an online project, devised and hosted by Montez Press. Each month an artist or writer is commissioned to produce a new piece of work for release on our website. The PDF can be downloaded for free and there are 12 releases per year, in line with the calendar theme. At the end of the year the collection is published, demonstrating a diverse range of collaborations and experimental works. The calendar reflects the current importance of online content media, pushing image/text relationships in this domain through contemporary art writing.

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2021/11 Matilde Cerruti Quara – EMPTINESS IS THE RESTING PLACE

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Matilde Cerruti Quara is a multimedia artist, poet, theatre-maker, writer and performer of Italian and Slavic descent. Rooted in storytelling, her work reflects on language, archetypes and systems of belief, spirituality and rituals, sexuality, the inherent complexity of humanness and power dynamics. In February 2020, she debuted her first experimental play VERDIGRIS, produced with the support of Arts Council England (DYCP) at Jupiter Woods, London, UK. Her prose writing and poetry are published, among others, by Mousse Publishing; MIT List Visual Arts Centre; Towner Art Gallery, the Italian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale and featured in independent publishing projects such as ECOCORE and Site Projects. Previously, Matilde worked internationally as an independent curator and producer. She also held a rubric titled 'In the studio with...' for L’Uomo Vogue and was a regular contributor to i-D Italy intertwining fashion, art and think pieces.

2021/10 Audrey Ryan – Buried, Alive

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Audrey Ryan (b.1989) is a figurative and portrait artist whose self and work are informed by years spent in punk/hardcore communities, years spent in BDSM communities, years of classical ballet training, years spent bartending, years spent living with chronic illnesses, and years lost to eating disorders. While Ryan’s work seeks to confront and question our architecture of shame, control and power, it is also interested in exploring pain, healing, intimacy and love.

Ryan holds a BFA in Drawing/Painting and a BS in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She was the first manager of the Con Artist Collective (LES, NYC) and founded its residency program, Epic Epoch. Ryan has taught various workshops and was a Teaching Artist at the Children’s Museum of the Arts of NY. She has worked with organizations such as the Stigma Unbound Collective, New Chamber Ballet and the Royal Institute of Stockholm. Ryan’s zines have been published both independently as well as with Endless Editions; copies of which can be found in the MoMA library and the NY Public Library. She has participated in several residencies including The Vermont Studio Center, Meeting House, and The Wassaic Project. She is also the resident artist at the House of Mistress Blunt. Her paintings can be found in films such as Long Nights, Short Mornings (2016) and Hide and Seek (upcoming) and interviews with her can be found in Inked Magazine and more recently, on the podcast Art Uncovered.

2021/09 Gabi Davies – CISLESS

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Gabriella Davies (she/her) is a 29 year old artist who has run away from being poor and marginalised in Stoke to live the artist's dream of being poor and marginalised in London. Previously described as ‘a reasonable balance of swearing & insight’ and ‘chic & tacky all at the same time’, she's a working-class trans woman from the midlands with an answer for everything. Known as the queen of one-liners, with a knack for killer titles, she plays to her strengths; taking class and gender and turning them on the world as her lens.

Gabi received her MA from Royal College of Art in 2019, and served as the institution’s first openly trans SU president. She is also a member of Babeworld, was selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, completed a digital residency with Deptford X, and was shortlisted for the Institute of Contemporary Arts New Creatives programme.

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