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Wednesday, February 13, 7 PM: SATANICA

Contributors to SATANICA read at the Bureau. SATANICA is a limited-edition publication curated by Gio Black Peter & Christopher Stoddard for those dedicated to a life of pleasure, excess & self-reflection. Gio Black Peter, Christopher Stoddard, Bruce Benderson, Slava Mogutin, Max Steele, and Micki Pellerano will read.

The 350 copies of SATANICA have sold out, but 25 prints of the cover photograph (above), Gio Black Peter’s Little Tiger on my bed, which is part of the Possession series, will be available exclusively at this event. The photograph is a 5.25″ x 7″ Chromogenic print signed on the back by Gio Black Peter. $150.00 each.

Christopher Stoddard

Christopher Stoddard is the New York-based author of the book, White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil/Triton Books, 2010), which Bruce Benderson calls a “fascinating novel that intimately depicts the whirling frenzy of a soul with little insight into itself.”  In December 2012, he launched the limited-edition magazine Satanica.  He has written for Up and Coming, hello mr. and, and has recently completed his second novel, Limiters, which he plans to submit to publishers in 2013.


Photo: Bertrand Le Pluard, copyright 2013

Bruce Benderson

Bruce Benderson is best known for his seventh book, a memoir called The Romanian: Story of an Obsession (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), which won France’s prestigious literary award, the Prix de Flore, in French translation. As a journalist he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Paris Vogue, Vogue Hommes, GQ France, Blackbook, Libération and The Village Voice, among othersIn the 90s, two books of fiction about urban life, Pretending to Say No and User, were published by Penguin USA to critical acclaim in the U.S. and France. He is a literary translator from the French of works by Grégoire Bouillier, Philippe Djian, David Foenkinos, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tony Duvert, Virginie Despentes, Nelly Arcan and others. He writes a monthly column for the French magazine Têtu. 



Gio Black Peter

Gio Black Peter (Giovanni Andrade Paolo Guevara) is a New York-based performance artist as well as an ardent visual artist. He examines text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. His subversive work has quickly earned him a name in the downtown New York scene of young emerging artists who participate in today’s dialogue about the deconstruction of high profile, white box presentation and the desire to raise art awareness.  Black Peter has performed and exhibited work worldwide, including: New York, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, Bergen, London, Antwerp, Tokyo and Paris.



Micki Pellerano

Micki Pellerano is a New York-based artist and filmmaker. His films have screened widely across Europe and North America; his drawings and performances have exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Mexico City. Micki received conservatory training at the NYU Tisch School’s Experimental Theater Wing whose teachings continue to influence his work, along with his scholarly accomplishments in the study of esotericism. Publications include The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Zing Magazine, K48, No Milk Today, Useless, Working Class, Dagobert’s Revenge, This is the Salivation Army and Nylon; as well as Disinformation, envoy enterprises, and Printed Matter Anthologies.



Slava Mogutin

Siberian-born artist, writer and activist Slava Mogutin was exiled from Russia at the age of 21 and granted political asylum in the US with the support of Amnesty International and PEN American Center. He is the author of two monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go, and seven books of writings published in Russian. Mogutin’s photography and multimedia work have been exhibited internationally and featured in a wide range of publications including Flash Art, Modern Painters, i-D, Visionaire, L’Uomo Vogue, L’Officiel Hommes, Stern, and The New York Times. For more info please visit


Photograph by Amos Mac

Max Steele

Max Steele is a performer and writer. He has presented work at the New Museum, Rapture Cafe, Deitch Projects, Envoy Enterprises, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and is an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts