Book Signing with Jim Goldberg: Coming and Going

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Book Signing with Jim Goldberg: Coming and Going

October 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Please join Arcana: Books on the Arts Saturday, October 28th, 3:00-5:00 pm, for a discussion with Jim Goldberg and Douglas Fogle for Goldberg’s new book Coming and Going, published by MACK.

The discussion will begin at 3:20 and will be followed by the book signing.

Coming and Going will be available for purchase beginning at 3:00 at the event space (8707 Washington Blvd.) and is available for pre-order on the Arcana website now.

Mr. Goldberg’s schedule is tight and he will prioritize signing Coming and Going over other material brought to the event.

All seating has been reserved by those who have RSVP’d. But there is plenty of standing room, so please do join us. If you have already RSVP’d please arrive by 3:15 to insure your seat.  Seats will be open to all after 3:15 regardless of RSVP.

Event Location:
8707 Washington Boulevard (200 feet West of Arcana)

Free parking available at 8711 Washington Boulevard

Coming and Going is Jim Goldberg’s unique work of autobiography. Since 1999, Goldberg has been photographing his daily life through all its vicissitudes and returning to his studio to re-imagine and investigate these images through a practice of collage, annotation, montage, and reconstruction for which he has become renowned. This book charts a course through the grief following the death of one’s parents, the life-altering birth of a child, the heartbreak of divorce, and the rediscovery of love. Told using a correspondingly tumultuous blend of singular and combined imagery, personal notes, collages, and ephemera, the book captures the bittersweet realities of an individual life while reflecting on the universal, inescapable comings and goings that shape us and the ways we grow to understand ourselves. Familiar from celebrated works such as Rich and Poor (1985), Raised by Wolves (1995) and Open See (2009), Goldberg’s visual language employs sequence and narrative with a feverish intensity. History, memory, and imagination collide in a vividly material practice to which the influences of fiction and film, and the book form itself, are central. Coming and Going offers a fierce, vulnerable, and at times overwhelming account of a life and a search for the elusive universals of experience – an achievement that constitutes Goldberg’s masterwork and a significant contribution to contemporary bookmaking.”

If you cannot attend and would like to purchase a signed copy of Coming and Going, please email Arcana or place your order here!


October 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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