Maria Fusco

The Happy Hypocrite 12

The Happy Hypocrite 12, 2021

Book Works

The twelfth and final issue, edited by me, themed Without Reduction.


The Happy Hypocrite 11

The Happy Hypocrite 11, 2019

Book Works

The eleventh issue, guest edited by Erica Scourti, themed Silver Bandage. Gathers together new kinds of writing about ‘vibes’, those often unspoken energies of desire and aversion that move between people, palpable but traceless, hard to prove. The messages sent by your gut that you can’t always interpret, beyond an urge. Contributions by CAConrad, Mel Y. Chen, Adam Gallagher, Alexandrina Hemsley, Rebecca Jagoe, Jessa Mockridge, Natasha Papadopoulou, Naomi Pearce, Parsa Sanjana Sajid, Patrick Staff, Daniella Valz Gen, and Hypatia Vourloumis. This issue’s archive is dedicated to Katerina Gogou.


Dialecty Chapbooks

Dialecty Chapbooks, 2018

Book Works & The Common Guild

Six chapbooks commissioned and edited by me, around and about dialect. Harry Josephine Giles & Martin O’Leary, Robert Herbert McClean, Helen Nisbet, Lisa Robertson, Adam Pendleton, Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams.


The Happy Hypocrite 10

The Happy Hypocrite 10, 2018

The tenth issue, guest edited by Virginija Januškevičiūtė, themed Tolstoyevsky. Tolstoyevsky is not a Russian writer; it is a monster of sorts – a chimera, a composite of two and true to neither one nor a sum. It can make jokes (and threats) fly so fast they skip the funny parts. With contributions and new work by ateate, David Bernstein, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Zoe Kingsley, Erika Lastovskyte, Michael Lawton, Candice Lin, Elena Narbutaitė, Nick Norton, Kim Schoen, Isabel Waidner, and Jonas Žakaitis. Complemented by old work (images, illustrations) from Pierre Bonnard, Giovanni di Paolo, Félix Vallotton, and Édouard Vuillard.


The Happy Hypocrite 9

The Happy Hypocrite 9, 2016

The ninth issue, guest-edited by Hannah Sawtell, themed #ACCUMULATOR_PLUS. Thinking about use of the word plus (e.g. in Job Centre Plus) in official attempts to instil (false) optimism in people. The first issue to solicit sound-based contributions, opening the journal to music, and exploring radio as a radical method of distribution. Contributions and new work by Morehshin Allahyari, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Franco Berardi, John Cussans, Maria Fusco, Jlin, John Lawrence, Kieron Livingstone, Angela McClanahan, Louis Moreno, Emily Pope & Ruth Angel Edwards, Hannah Sawtell, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Tai Shani, and Jonathan P. Watts.


The Happy Hypocrite 8

The Happy Hypocrite 8, 2015

Fresh Hell

The eighth issue, guest edited by Sophia Al-Maria, themed Fresh Hell. treats in different ways the subject of oil. Adopting an exploded methodology for intake, image and text contributions, this issue takes a hoarding, brutally accelerative approach and considers reading, too, as an unsustainable activity. With contributions and new work by Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Monira Al Qadiri, Stephanie Bailey, Alex Borkowski, Judy Darragh, William Gibson, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Malak Helmy, Raja’a Khalid, Omar Kholeif, McKenzie Wark, Simon Sellars, Francesco Pedraglio and Lena Tutanjian.


The Happy Hypocrite 7

The Happy Hypocrite 7, 2014

Heat Island

The seventh issue, guest edited by Isla Leaver-Yap, themed Heat Island. Always subject to change, invasion, adaptation, and enhancement, the body is our most essential material, our primary limit. Touch, meanwhile, is the body’s only unmediated form of acquiring embodied knowledge, constantly experiencing the texture of the present tense. With contributions and new work by Park McArthur, Duncan Marquiss, Dena Yago, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Giuseppe Mistretta, Francis Sanzaro, Allison Gibbs, Will Holder, Mary Simpson and Charlotte Prodger, an interview concerning 'adjustment' between Anna McLauchlan and Gerry Kielty, and reprinted material by Paul Nash and Stow Print College, Glasgow.


Group Critical Writing Residency

Group Critical Writing Residency, 2014

Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Edinburgh College of Art

An online anthology of new texts discussing what it is to be contemporary within art and culture in Scotland today.


The Happy Hypocrite 6

The Happy Hypocrite 6, 2013


The sixth issue, guest edited by Lynne Tillman, themed Freedom. Challenging the restraining notions found in art and writing about who and what can and cannot speak. What can and cannot be said or thought. In part a response to Kafka - to that which we don’t know has damaged us – freedom is presented as an important and urgent concept, and a complicated word, in which and beside which hypocrisy also resides. (Hypocrisy can be construed as a freedom). Contributors include: Gregg Bordowitz, Paul Chan, Gabriel Coxhead, Lydia Davis, Yasmine El Rashidi, Chloé Cooper Jones, James Jennings, Allison Katz, Robin Coste Lewis, the late Craig Owens, Sarah Resnick, Ranbir Singh Sidhu, Abdellah Taïa, an interview between Lynne Tillman and Thomas Keenan, a cover by Susan Hiller, and archival material from 'Paranoids Anonymous Newsletter'.


Editorial boards

Editorial boards, 2013

I'm happy to be on the board for a number of excellent international journals and publishers.



Discipline, 2012

Contributing editor for the new Melbourne based journal 'Discipline'.




A major new publication shifting Cosey Fanni Tutti from noun to verb.


Who is this who is coming? Inscription as Method in Contemporary Art Writing

Who is this who is coming? Inscription as Method in Contemporary Art Writing, 2011

‘He blew tentatively and stopped suddenly, startled and yet pleased at the note he had elicited. It had a quality of infinite distance in it, and, soft as it was, he somehow felt it must be audible for miles round. It was a sound, too, that seemed to have the power (which many scents possess) of forming pictures in the brain.'


The Happy Hypocrite 5

The Happy Hypocrite 5, 2010

What Am I?

The fifth issue, edited by Maria Fusco, themed What Am I? Garbed in a sequence of paradigmatic structures such as the joke, the notebook, the novel and the script, this issue's range of contributions defy the innate obsolescence of classification through their embrace of poetic analysis. Contributors include: Shumon Basar, Kate Briggs, George Clark, Ruth Ewan, Beatrice Gibson, Antonia Hirsch, Chris Kraus, Hanne Lippard, The Plebs, Seth Price, Laure Prouvost, Stephen Sutcliffe and Sarah Tripp.



COSEY COMPLEX Reader, 2010

Cosey as methodology.


The Happy Hypocrite 4

The Happy Hypocrite 4, 2009

A Rather Large Weapon

The fourth issue, edited by Maria Fusco, themed A Rather Large Weapon. A blackboard, an interview, surveillance photographs, heroes, and a blasted copy of the Canadian Indian Act of 1867. Contributors include: Bernadette Buckley, Jeff Derksen, Candice Hopkins, Anthony Iles, Daniel Kane, Yve Lomax, Robert Longo, Sean Lynch, Laura Oldfield Ford, Luke Pendrell, Rachelle Sawatsky, Mark von Schlegell, Natasha Soobramanien and Nick Thurston.


Primer: Volatile Dispersal Festival of Art Writing

Primer: Volatile Dispersal Festival of Art Writing, 2009

Courses by Adam Chodzko, Ruth Ewan, Maria Fusco, Babak Ghazi, Beatrice Gibson, Nathaniel Mellors, Francesco Pedraglio and Gail Pickering.


It was staged. It was hung. It was art.

It was staged. It was hung. It was art., 2009

'Does the angle between two walls have a happy ending?' J.G. Ballard


The Happy Hypocrite 3

The Happy Hypocrite 3, 2009

Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading

The third issue, edited by Maria Fusco, themed Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading. A reprint in entirety of ‘A Great Book Primer: Essays on Liberal Education, the Uses of Reading and the Rules of Reading’, published by the Great Books Foundation, Chicago (1955).


Make an Icon Out of Popcorn book

Make an Icon Out of Popcorn book, 2009

'What would it be like if you behaved with absolute power?' Paul Thek


The Happy Hypocrite 2

The Happy Hypocrite 2, 2008

Hunting and Gathering

The second issue, edited by Maria Fusco, themed Hunting and Gathering. Techniques of collage & bricolage, found text and image, interspersed with appropriated and parodic writing. Contributors include: ArtstrA/Barbara Reise Archives, Steve Beard, Susanne Clausen, Marie Darrieussecq, Brian Dillon, Andrew Dodds, Thomas Hirschhorn, Gabriel Lester, Jo Melvin, Rashanna Rashied-Walker, Lisa Robertson, Andrew Shelley, Nick Thurston and Lynne Tillman.


The Happy Hypocrite 1

The Happy Hypocrite 1, 2008

Linguistic Hardcore

The first issue, edited by Maria Fusco, themed Linguistic Hardcore. An interview, a translation, a short story, notes on time, some possible captions, Bananas and an index. Contributors include: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Douglas Coupland, Stewart Home, Andrea Mason, Clunie Reid, Gerard Byrne, Paolo Arao, Lisa Robertson, Farhad Ahrarnia, Nick Thurston, Giles Eldridge, and Alexandre Singh.


The Dream that Kicks

The Dream that Kicks, 2006

Transdisciplinary Practice in Action

Exploring through action and exchange amongst the writers, the notions and tensions within transdisciplinary practice. Contributors include: Clare Cumberlidge, Craig Martin, Jane Rendell, Kathy Slade and Andrew Dodds.


Wonderful: Visions of the Near Future

Wonderful: Visions of the Near Future, 2004

Emerging from conversations and realisations of artists and scientists working together collaboratively to present visions of the future as they may be in five, ten or thirty years time.


Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing

Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing, 2004

Discussing independent publishing and publishing by artists, focusing on books where the makers keep control of every aspect of production through to distribution.