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The Brooklyn Rail The Brooklyn Rail provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond. It was founded in October 2000 and currently published 10 times annually.

The Brooklyn Rail, a monthly nonprofit journal, provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and beyond. We feature local reporting, art criticism, fiction, poetry, as well as coverage of politics, music, dance, film, and theater.

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12/02/2021

Sylvère Lotringer, the great French born literary critic and cultural theorist, reshaped the American literary scene through Semiotext(e), which first began in 1974 as a journal that emerged from a semiotics reading group he led at Columbia University.

“The magazine was made of displaced visual cues bouncing against untutored texts. We could treat our readers like adults, and have fun at the same time,” Lotringer told Joan Waltemath in a conversation from the Rail’s September 2006 issue. “It was up to them to get the hints, make their connections, think for themselves. That was food for thought unadulterated. Thinking never happens if you get it on a plate.”

After Lotringer’s passing in November, we are returning to his great words and the brilliant work and legacy with which he graced us, with the utmost gratitude 🙏❤️🕊🙏❤️🕊

#SylvèreLotringer #semiotexte #Sylvère

11/30/2021

Dear friends and readers, on this Giving Tuesday we're launching our winter fundraiser to help keep the Rail independent, relevant, and free! Over the course of the next 31 days, we hope to raise $150,000 to directly support our writers, guest artists, and production staff, and operations at the Rail for the coming year.

Over the past 21 years the Brooklyn Rail has undertaken a miraculous journey, bringing together in a single monthly publication art, music, dance, film, theater, and literature, along with thoughtful social and political meditations. In addition to publishing one of New York’s last free newspapers, the Rail reached 3 million readers online in 2021, and hosted over 260 lunchtime New Social Environment conversations, permanently available in our archive. This expansion has enabled us to elevate the voices and contributions of many more people than ever before.

As a small non-profit, we are so grateful for your support. You can make a donation and see a breakdown of some of our our monthly costs here: https://brooklynrail.org/donate ✨❤️🎨🎭🎷📚❤️✨

11/27/2021

A new week, an all new lineup of the New Social Environment...

✨ On Monday, artist John Sims (@johnsimsprojects) joins artist Karen Finley (@the_yam_mam) for a conversation on the occasion of 2020: (Di)Visions of America, Sims's residency project at La MaMa (@lamamaetc), which explores themes of white power and symbols, the Coronavirus, and police brutality culminating in a series of stage multimedia performances

✨ On Tuesday, artist Catherine Murphy joins writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva (@ksenia.m.soboleva) for a conversation on the occasion of Murphy's exhibition at Peter Freeman, Inc (@peterfreemaninc)

✨ On Wednesday, I.S. Jones (@isjonespoetry) curates our 63rd Radical Poetry Reading celebrating the release of her chapbook, featuring poetry read by Dalia Elhassan (@daliaelhassan), Sarah Ghazal Ali (@caesarah), Belinda Munyeza, and friends. *Please note: this will take place at a special time of 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific!*

✨ On Thursday, founder and executive director of the non-profit Operation Restoration (@operationrestorationtheor) Syrita Steib joins criminal justice activist JoAnne Page in conversation

✨ On Friday, curator and author Sanford Schwartz joins Rail Editor-at-Large Choghakate Kazarian (@choghakate_kazarian) and artist Brandt Junceau for a conversation on Schwartz's new publication, On Edward Hicks (Lucia|Marquand, 2021)

💥 Register for these events through the link in our bio and then join us in the Zoom! 💥

*COVER IMAGE: Catherine Murphy's Persimmon (1991)

11/26/2021

On Monday (11/29), we're thrilled to welcome artist John Sims (@johnsimsprojects) to our New Social Environment virtual stage!

Sims will be in conversation with artist Karen Finley (@the_yam_mam). The two will discuss Sims's art and curatorial projects spanning the areas of installation, performance, text, music, film, and large-scale activism, as well as 2020: (Di)Visions of America—his series of stage multimedia performances at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (@lamamaetc) which will run from December 1st-5th. We'll conclude with a poetry reading by Bob Holman!

You can register for this event through the link in our bio. Join us on Monday in the Zoom at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific! ✨🔹💥🔹✨

#JohnSims #JohnSimsProjects #2020DiVisionsofAmerica #LaMaMa #KarenFinley #BobHolman #RecolorationProclamation #AfroDixieRemixes @vmfamuseum @theringling

11/26/2021

Music in Transit with JIJI • Artist extraordinaire JIJI (@jiji_guitar) performs at the American Academy in Rome New York Gala honoring Tania León!

JIJI is an adventurous artist known for her virtuosic performances that feature a diverse selection of music, ranging from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation, played on both acoustic and electric guitar.

Through her impeccable musicianship, compelling stage presence, and constant premieres of new musical works, JIJI’s intriguing programming solidifies her reputation as a 21st century guitarist, indeed! ✨🎸🎶❤️🎸✨

#MusicinTransit #JIJI #JIJIGuitar

11/24/2021

We're starting our day giving thanks for you, our dear friends and readers, and for the art that unites us near and far! Over this long holiday weekend, we're grateful to be able to experience these exhibits up close:

🤎 Diane Severin Nguyen: If Revolution Is a Sickness, on view at SculptureCenter (@sculpturecenter) through December 23rd

🤎 Picasso: Seven Decades of Drawing, on view at Acquavella Gallery (@acquavellagalleries) through December 3rd

🤎 Joseph Rodriguez: Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987, on view at First Street Green (@fsgpark) through December 1st

🤎 Lumin Wakoa: In Time, on view at Deanna Evans Projects (@deannaevansprojects) through December 4th

🤎 Steffani Jemison: Broken Fall, on view at Greene Naftali (@greenenaftali) through December 4th

🤎 Genieve Figgis: Immortal Reflection, on view at Almine Rech Gallery (@alminerech) through December 11th

Through the link in our bio, you can read more about these shows as reviewed in our ArtSeen section by Rachel Remick (@rachelremick), David Rhodes (@davidrhodesstudio), Michael Shorris, Elizabeth Buhe (@elizabethbuhe), David C. Shuford, and Alfred Mac Adam, respectively!

#dianeseverinnguyen #picasso #josephrodriguez #luminwakoa #steffanijemison #genievefiggis

11/24/2021

Art in Transit at Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Woman in Landscape • Director of Garth Greenan Gallery, Gilles Heno-Coe, gives us a tour of Quick-to-See Smith's exhibition of recent works which includes 15 of her thickly impastoed mixed-media paintings, along with a number of recent mixed-media works and sculptures!

In her new series of monumental paintings, Smith rotates the American map, encircling the landmass in a sea of bead and basketwork patterns from the Plateau region. This simple but iconoclastic act dislodges the landmass from its contextual meaning. Maps have never been mere objective descriptions of landmasses. They have been instruments in the exercise of power and territorial expansion. Across the series, Smith hints at the map’s many potential alternate meanings. Female fertility figures grace each canvas, asserting that the landmass is, foremost, Mother Earth herself.

Be sure to see these luminous works in Woman in Landscape in person. The exhibit is on view at Garth Greenan Gallery through December 18th! ✨🦋🌎🍃🗺✨

#JauneQuicktoSeeSmith #WomaninLandscape #GarthGreenanGallery #GillesHenoCoe

11/23/2021

Artist extraordinaire Gwen Smith shares with us her new body of work in her first one-person show, ORIGIN!

Generated from her previous series The Black Women Project (aimed to celebrate brilliant Black women Gwen sees as part of her intellectual and cultural genealogy), Smith explores her complex family tree through her own personal and inventive deployment of collage. By concurring the polar opposites between technical and made images, including photographs of family albums in varieties of size and color, old and new, alongside painted passages of quasi-abstract references to the reproductive organs, Smith fearlessly traverses the potential synthesis between things among things, while freely moving on and off the central axis where symmetry and asymmetry are essentially part of her pictorial co-existence.

Today is the last day to see Smith's brilliant show. Do go to see it, presented by Justine Kurland Studio at 45 Main Street #723 in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The gallery hours are 12 - 5 pm! ✨🌲🚺🎨💛✨

#GwenSmith #ORIGIN #TheBlackWomenProject #JustineKurlandStudio

11/15/2021

On Tuesday, November 16th, join us for a discussion on Richard Serra’s Drawings!

Art critic and historian James Lawrence will be in conversation with Rail Publisher & Artistic Director Phong H. Bui. The two will discuss the exhibit Richard Serra Drawings which features nineteen works selected by the artist from his recent series Orchard Street, as well as the fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by James Lawrence. We'll conclude with a reading from the 50th anniversary expanded edition of Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters by Micah Ballard!

Register for this event through the link in our bio. And be sure to check out Richard Serra’s Drawings, on view at ORDOVAS through December 17th! ✨◾️◼️🖤◾️◼️✨

#RichardSerra #RichardSerraDrawings #JamesLawrence #PhongHBui #DianediPrima #RevolutionaryLetters #MicahBallard @gagosian

11/14/2021

Hola y’all, Please Join me to welcome our friend phenomenal artist Radcliffe Bailey (@radcliffebaileyjr) who kicks off our week of New Social Environment programming tomorrow Monday, November 15th. Radcliffe will be in conversation with Rail beloved writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva (@ksenia.m.soboleva). The two will discuss Radcliffe’s works utilizing the layering of imagery, culturally resonant materials and text to explore themes of ancestry, race, migration and collective memory, as well as his exhibit Ascents and Echoes, on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (@jackshainman) through December 18th. We'll conclude with a poetry reading by the amazing Isabel Sobral Campos (@isobralcampos)! You can register for this event through the link in our bio. Join us on Monday in the Zoom at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific!
🙏💚👍💥💓✨🌍💥🌈

#RadcliffeBailey #KseniaMSoboleva #JackShainman #IsabelSobralCampos @dennistonhill @artcake_nyc @artfare @helenlee_thatsme @jmrnyc1 @the_guston_foundation

11/12/2021

Art-in-Transit with Brendan Dugan • Karma founder extraordinaire Brendan Dugan gives us a tour of the gallery’s exhibit Manoucher Yektai which charts Yektai’s output over the course of the late 1950s to the early 2000s, spotlighting his novel consideration of form, color, and space! This exhibition highlights the evolution of Yektai’s still lifes from the late 1970s to the end of the 1990s. Yektai painted his canvases on the floor, a mode he shared with artists such as Po***ck and Frankenthaler, allowing himself a balance of freedom and control. His paintings break up volume into a multitude of planar surfaces, combining the aerial perspective with the traditional frontal view of still lifes. Manoucher Yektai is on view at Karma (@karmakarma9) through tomorrow Saturday, November 13th! It is a must see exhibit indeed y’all!
👌💚🌈✨🎨🖼🍊🙌🥳🏓

#ManoucherYektai #KarmaGallery #BrendanDugan @hillartfoundation @shirin__neshat @yasialipour @thirdrailquarterly @second.shift.studio @artcake_nyc @artfare @hillartfoundation @hall_art_foundation

11/07/2021

Hola friends, Tomorrow begins a new week, a new luminious lineup of the New Social Environment!

✨ On Monday, artist Robin F. Williams (@robinfrancescawilliams) joins Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright (@andrewwoolbright) for a conversation on the occasion of Williams's exhibit Out Lookers (@ppowgallery)

✨ On Tuesday, artist Julian Charrière (@julian.charriere) joins art historian Julie Reiss (@julie.reiss) for a conversation on the occasion of Charrière's exhibit Weight of Shadows (@centrepompidou)

✨ On Wednesday, we're paying tribute to the life and legacy of poet Jack Hirschman (1933–2021) with a poetry reading featuring Agneta Falk, Celia Hirschman, Andrei Codrescu (@andrei.codrescu), Tongo Eisen-Martin (@_tongogara_), Pierre Joris (@jorpierre), Elaine Katzenberger, Devorah Major, Gail Mitchell, Alejandro Murguia, and Luis Rodriguez (@lrodrig555) in conversation with Neeli Cherkovski (@neelicherkovskipoet)

✨ On Thursday, in the latest episode in our Publishing-in-Transit series, writer and critic Cole Swensen joins writer and artist Sarah Riggs (@earth_arts_justice) and friends from cross-cultural arts organization Tamaas for a conversation on literary publishing. *Please note this will take place at a special time of 12 pm Eastern/9 am Pacific!*

✨ On Friday, curators Scott Rothkopf (@scott_rothkopf) and Carlos Basualdo join Rail Consulting Editor Richard Shiff for a conversation on the simultaneous Jasper Johns exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (@whitneymuseum) and Philadelphia Museum of Art (@philamuseum). *Please note this will take place a special time of 3 pm Eastern/12 pm Pacific!*

Register for these events through the link in our bio and then join us in Zoom-land!

🙏💚💝🥂🏓🌈⚡️💥🚀😇
*COVER IMAGE: Jasper Johns, Racing Thoughts (1983)

#dennistonhillartistresidency @second.shift.studio.saintpaul @thirdrailquarterly @swstudioprogram @ysapinyol @artcake_nyc @artfare @scott_rothkopf @helenlee_thatsme @djbc1956 @davidrhodesstudio

11/05/2021

Artist Dread Scott's performance work has inspired and provoked a generation of artists for whom political and historical reckoning are central to their practice. On its most fundamental level much of Scott’s work comes down to how a person engages an environment: What they do, or don’t do.

For our November issue, Rail Managing Editor Charles M. Schultz spoke to Scott about his current show at Cristin Tierney gallery, his 26 mile journey leading an army through plantations, past petrochemical operations, and into the heart of New Orleans, and together they consider the relationship between history, memory, and imagination. “As an artist, I have the freedom to imagine and that imagining can actually help historians focus on questions that they might not have been looking at,” Scott tells Schultz.

You can read Scott's full Feature conversation through the link in our bio. And you can see his exhibit on view at Cristin Tierney gallery through December 18th! ☄️✨💥☄️✨💥

#DreadScott #CristinTierney #CharlesMSchultz

11/04/2021

Dear friends and readers, join us this evening, Thursday November 4th, for DUMBO’s First Thursdays Gallery Walk, where we will be celebrating the installation of our We The Immigrants project at 68 Washington Street!

We the Immigrants is an urgent project aimed at elevating immigration in our communities across America and honoring the creative individuals (past and present) who have immigrated to the U.S. and made an impact across the sciences, arts, and humanities.
This is a living, collaborative project between artists, printmakers, writers, filmmakers, and poets from across the country, and the Brooklyn Rail.

We are thrilled to celebrate our ongoing We The Immigrants project with you this evening! Join us from 6-8 pm ✨🎨💛✌️☄️✨

11/03/2021

Our November 2021 Issue is LIVE! Read it now through the link in our bio and find a print copy at your local distributor starting Friday.

☞ Featuring interviews with Dewey Crumpler, Gillian Laub (@gigilaub), Glenn Ligon (@glennligon), and Dread Scott (@dreadscottart) + Barbara London Calling (@barbara_london_calling).

☞ Hold my hand; the ocean is marching. A Critics Page curated by Yasi Alipour (@yasialipour).

☞ In ArtSeen, Phong H. Bui (@phong.h.bui) on Julian Schnabel. In Art Books, Maymanah Farhat (@maymanah2.0) on Sirkhane Darkroom. In Film, Laura Valenza (@laurajane.valenza) on the 59th NY Film Festival. In Music, George Grella (@gtra1n) Diary of a Mad Composer. In Poetry, Salette Tavares “SHOE”. In Fiction, Tassity Johnson’s “Market Basket”.

☞ Plus reviews of Suzanne Valadon, Beauford Delaney, Titian, Etel Adnan, a new novel by Joshua Cohen, the New York City Ballet's Fall Fashion Gala, selections from Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters, a history of the Titanic on stage, and much more! 💥✨🍁🍂✨💥

#DeweyCrumpler #GillianLaub #GlennLigon #DreadScott #BarbaraLondon #YasiAlipour

11/01/2021

Over the past 21 years the Brooklyn Rail has undertaken a miraculous journey, bringing together in a single free monthly publication art, music, dance, film, theater, and literature, along with thoughtful social and political meditations.

For the past 21 years, The Brooklyn Rail has also led a kind of hand-to-mouth existence, constantly in need of funds to pay its staff, contributors, and production assistants. We have decided to establish a first-ever endowment for the Rail, as a way of celebrating our 21st anniversary and the ongoing vitality of our programs.

Our goal is to raise a $10 million endowment, which will allow us to be less burdened by financial instability and to be more generous with our print issues and our online editions. Through the link in our bio, you can read more about our endowment and help us build it as a means to keep the Rail free, relevant, and independent for generations to come! ✨🎨🥁🩰🎥🎭📚💛✨

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Sylvère Lotringer, the great French born literary critic and cultural theorist, reshaped the American literary scene through Semiotext(e), which first began in 1974 as a journal that emerged from a semiotics reading group he led at Columbia University. “The magazine was made of displaced visual cues bouncing against untutored texts. We could treat our readers like adults, and have fun at the same time,” Lotringer told Joan Waltemath in a conversation from the Rail’s September 2006 issue. “It was up to them to get the hints, make their connections, think for themselves. That was food for thought unadulterated. Thinking never happens if you get it on a plate.” After Lotringer’s passing in November, we are returning to his great words and the brilliant work and legacy with which he graced us, with the utmost gratitude 🙏❤️🕊🙏❤️🕊 #SylvèreLotringer #semiotexte #Sylvère
Dear friends and readers, on this Giving Tuesday we're launching our winter fundraiser to help keep the Rail independent, relevant, and free! Over the course of the next 31 days, we hope to raise $150,000 to directly support our writers, guest artists, and production staff, and operations at the Rail for the coming year. Over the past 21 years the Brooklyn Rail has undertaken a miraculous journey, bringing together in a single monthly publication art, music, dance, film, theater, and literature, along with thoughtful social and political meditations. In addition to publishing one of New York’s last free newspapers, the Rail reached 3 million readers online in 2021, and hosted over 260 lunchtime New Social Environment conversations, permanently available in our archive. This expansion has enabled us to elevate the voices and contributions of many more people than ever before. As a small non-profit, we are so grateful for your support. You can make a donation and see a breakdown of some of our our monthly costs here: https://brooklynrail.org/donate ✨❤️🎨🎭🎷📚❤️✨
A new week, an all new lineup of the New Social Environment... ✨ On Monday, artist John Sims (@johnsimsprojects) joins artist Karen Finley (@the_yam_mam) for a conversation on the occasion of 2020: (Di)Visions of America, Sims's residency project at La MaMa (@lamamaetc), which explores themes of white power and symbols, the Coronavirus, and police brutality culminating in a series of stage multimedia performances ✨ On Tuesday, artist Catherine Murphy joins writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva (@ksenia.m.soboleva) for a conversation on the occasion of Murphy's exhibition at Peter Freeman, Inc (@peterfreemaninc) ✨ On Wednesday, I.S. Jones (@isjonespoetry) curates our 63rd Radical Poetry Reading celebrating the release of her chapbook, featuring poetry read by Dalia Elhassan (@daliaelhassan), Sarah Ghazal Ali (@caesarah), Belinda Munyeza, and friends. *Please note: this will take place at a special time of 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific!* ✨ On Thursday, founder and executive director of the non-profit Operation Restoration (@operationrestorationtheor) Syrita Steib joins criminal justice activist JoAnne Page in conversation ✨ On Friday, curator and author Sanford Schwartz joins Rail Editor-at-Large Choghakate Kazarian (@choghakate_kazarian) and artist Brandt Junceau for a conversation on Schwartz's new publication, On Edward Hicks (Lucia|Marquand, 2021) 💥 Register for these events through the link in our bio and then join us in the Zoom! 💥 *COVER IMAGE: Catherine Murphy's Persimmon (1991)
On Monday (11/29), we're thrilled to welcome artist John Sims (@johnsimsprojects) to our New Social Environment virtual stage! Sims will be in conversation with artist Karen Finley (@the_yam_mam). The two will discuss Sims's art and curatorial projects spanning the areas of installation, performance, text, music, film, and large-scale activism, as well as 2020: (Di)Visions of America—his series of stage multimedia performances at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (@lamamaetc) which will run from December 1st-5th. We'll conclude with a poetry reading by Bob Holman! You can register for this event through the link in our bio. Join us on Monday in the Zoom at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific! ✨🔹💥🔹✨ #JohnSims #JohnSimsProjects #2020DiVisionsofAmerica #LaMaMa #KarenFinley #BobHolman #RecolorationProclamation #AfroDixieRemixes @vmfamuseum @theringling
Music in Transit with JIJI • Artist extraordinaire JIJI (@jiji_guitar) performs at the American Academy in Rome New York Gala honoring Tania León! JIJI is an adventurous artist known for her virtuosic performances that feature a diverse selection of music, ranging from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation, played on both acoustic and electric guitar. Through her impeccable musicianship, compelling stage presence, and constant premieres of new musical works, JIJI’s intriguing programming solidifies her reputation as a 21st century guitarist, indeed! ✨🎸🎶❤️🎸✨ #MusicinTransit #JIJI #JIJIGuitar
We're starting our day giving thanks for you, our dear friends and readers, and for the art that unites us near and far! Over this long holiday weekend, we're grateful to be able to experience these exhibits up close: 🤎 Diane Severin Nguyen: If Revolution Is a Sickness, on view at SculptureCenter (@sculpturecenter) through December 23rd 🤎 Picasso: Seven Decades of Drawing, on view at Acquavella Gallery (@acquavellagalleries) through December 3rd 🤎 Joseph Rodriguez: Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987, on view at First Street Green (@fsgpark) through December 1st 🤎 Lumin Wakoa: In Time, on view at Deanna Evans Projects (@deannaevansprojects) through December 4th 🤎 Steffani Jemison: Broken Fall, on view at Greene Naftali (@greenenaftali) through December 4th 🤎 Genieve Figgis: Immortal Reflection, on view at Almine Rech Gallery (@alminerech) through December 11th Through the link in our bio, you can read more about these shows as reviewed in our ArtSeen section by Rachel Remick (@rachelremick), David Rhodes (@davidrhodesstudio), Michael Shorris, Elizabeth Buhe (@elizabethbuhe), David C. Shuford, and Alfred Mac Adam, respectively! #dianeseverinnguyen #picasso #josephrodriguez #luminwakoa #steffanijemison #genievefiggis
Art in Transit at Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Woman in Landscape • Director of Garth Greenan Gallery, Gilles Heno-Coe, gives us a tour of Quick-to-See Smith's exhibition of recent works which includes 15 of her thickly impastoed mixed-media paintings, along with a number of recent mixed-media works and sculptures! In her new series of monumental paintings, Smith rotates the American map, encircling the landmass in a sea of bead and basketwork patterns from the Plateau region. This simple but iconoclastic act dislodges the landmass from its contextual meaning. Maps have never been mere objective descriptions of landmasses. They have been instruments in the exercise of power and territorial expansion. Across the series, Smith hints at the map’s many potential alternate meanings. Female fertility figures grace each canvas, asserting that the landmass is, foremost, Mother Earth herself. Be sure to see these luminous works in Woman in Landscape in person. The exhibit is on view at Garth Greenan Gallery through December 18th! ✨🦋🌎🍃🗺✨ #JauneQuicktoSeeSmith #WomaninLandscape #GarthGreenanGallery #GillesHenoCoe
Artist extraordinaire Gwen Smith shares with us her new body of work in her first one-person show, ORIGIN! Generated from her previous series The Black Women Project (aimed to celebrate brilliant Black women Gwen sees as part of her intellectual and cultural genealogy), Smith explores her complex family tree through her own personal and inventive deployment of collage. By concurring the polar opposites between technical and made images, including photographs of family albums in varieties of size and color, old and new, alongside painted passages of quasi-abstract references to the reproductive organs, Smith fearlessly traverses the potential synthesis between things among things, while freely moving on and off the central axis where symmetry and asymmetry are essentially part of her pictorial co-existence. Today is the last day to see Smith's brilliant show. Do go to see it, presented by Justine Kurland Studio at 45 Main Street #723 in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The gallery hours are 12 - 5 pm! ✨🌲🚺🎨💛✨ #GwenSmith #ORIGIN #TheBlackWomenProject #JustineKurlandStudio
On Tuesday, November 16th, join us for a discussion on Richard Serra’s Drawings! Art critic and historian James Lawrence will be in conversation with Rail Publisher & Artistic Director Phong H. Bui. The two will discuss the exhibit Richard Serra Drawings which features nineteen works selected by the artist from his recent series Orchard Street, as well as the fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by James Lawrence. We'll conclude with a reading from the 50th anniversary expanded edition of Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters by Micah Ballard! Register for this event through the link in our bio. And be sure to check out Richard Serra’s Drawings, on view at ORDOVAS through December 17th! ✨◾️◼️🖤◾️◼️✨ #RichardSerra #RichardSerraDrawings #JamesLawrence #PhongHBui #DianediPrima #RevolutionaryLetters #MicahBallard @gagosian
Hola y’all, Please Join me to welcome our friend phenomenal artist Radcliffe Bailey (@radcliffebaileyjr) who kicks off our week of New Social Environment programming tomorrow Monday, November 15th. Radcliffe will be in conversation with Rail beloved writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva (@ksenia.m.soboleva). The two will discuss Radcliffe’s works utilizing the layering of imagery, culturally resonant materials and text to explore themes of ancestry, race, migration and collective memory, as well as his exhibit Ascents and Echoes, on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (@jackshainman) through December 18th. We'll conclude with a poetry reading by the amazing Isabel Sobral Campos (@isobralcampos)! You can register for this event through the link in our bio. Join us on Monday in the Zoom at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific! 🙏💚👍💥💓✨🌍💥🌈 #RadcliffeBailey #KseniaMSoboleva #JackShainman #IsabelSobralCampos @dennistonhill @artcake_nyc @artfare @helenlee_thatsme @jmrnyc1 @the_guston_foundation