CBH Talk | Carol Kino and Laura Raicovich Discuss “Double Click”

Tue, Mar 5 2024
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Join us for the launch of Carol Kino’s new book, Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines. Kino portrays the McLaughlin sisters, the identical twin photographers who blazed new trails for women in the 1930s and 40s. While celebrated in their time as stars in their fields, the McLaughlin twins have largely been forgotten until now. Their story, as told by Kino, shines a fresh light on this extraordinary moment in our history, a moment of vast and creative change in magazines, photography, and gender roles. Moderated by the culture writer and curator Laura Raicovich, the conversation promises to bring rich perspective to our understanding of New York City's cultural scene during the war, and the brief window of opportunity for creative women exemplified and led by the McLaughlin twins. With Double Click their two bylines – Frances McLaughlin-Gill and Kathryn Abbe – are back from obscurity.

Carol Kino portrait by Jackson Krule; Laura Raicovich portrait by Michael Angelo


Participants

Carol Kino’s writing about art, artists, the art world, and contemporary culture has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Town & Country, and just about every major art magazine. She was formerly a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the New York Public Library and the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. She grew up on the Stanford campus in Northern California and lives in Manhattan. Double Click is her first book.

Laura Raicovich is a New York City-based writer and curator. Her recent book, Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest, is being translated into Arabic, Portuguese, and Italian. She is editor and curator of Protodispatch, a digital publication featuring artists’ takes on the local and global conditions that make their work necessary. In 2020, she became a co-founder of Urban Front, a transcontinental consultancy addressing the challenges facing cities through a progressive cultural and activist lens. With a collective of artists, musicians, and culture workers, she recently opened The Francis Kite Club, a bar/cultural/activist space in NYC’s East Village. She is currently working on a new book project titled The 31 Women, and a podcast series, Cultural Counterpower, produced by Politics in Motion. From 2015 to 2018, Raicovich was director of the Queens Museum. Earlier books include At the Lightning Field and A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties. She is co-editor of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production and Studies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech. 

                 

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Add to My Calendar 03/05/2024 11:30 pm 03/06/2024 01:00 am America/New_York CBH Talk | Carol Kino and Laura Raicovich Discuss “Double Click”

Join us for the launch of Carol Kino’s new book, Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines. Kino portrays the McLaughlin sisters, the identical twin photographers who blazed new trails for women in the 1930s and 40s. While celebrated in their time as stars in their fields, the McLaughlin twins have largely been forgotten until now. Their story, as told by Kino, shines a fresh light on this extraordinary moment in our history, a moment of vast and creative change in magazines, photography, and gender roles. Moderated by the culture writer and curator Laura Raicovich, the conversation promises to bring rich perspective to our understanding of New York City's cultural scene during the war, and the brief window of opportunity for creative women exemplified and led by the McLaughlin twins. With Double Click their two bylines – Frances McLaughlin-Gill and Kathryn Abbe – are back from obscurity.

Carol Kino portrait by Jackson Krule; Laura Raicovich portrait by Michael Angelo


Participants

Carol Kino’s writing about art, artists, the art world, and contemporary culture has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Town & Country, and just about every major art magazine. She was formerly a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the New York Public Library and the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. She grew up on the Stanford campus in Northern California and lives in Manhattan. Double Click is her first book.

Laura Raicovich is a New York City-based writer and curator. Her recent book, Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest, is being translated into Arabic, Portuguese, and Italian. She is editor and curator of Protodispatch, a digital publication featuring artists’ takes on the local and global conditions that make their work necessary. In 2020, she became a co-founder of Urban Front, a transcontinental consultancy addressing the challenges facing cities through a progressive cultural and activist lens. With a collective of artists, musicians, and culture workers, she recently opened The Francis Kite Club, a bar/cultural/activist space in NYC’s East Village. She is currently working on a new book project titled The 31 Women, and a podcast series, Cultural Counterpower, produced by Politics in Motion. From 2015 to 2018, Raicovich was director of the Queens Museum. Earlier books include At the Lightning Field and A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties. She is co-editor of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production and Studies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech. 

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