Art In Conversation

TINA BARNEY
with Phong Bui

“I wanted big pictures because I wanted the viewer to be able to see all these little objects, the beauty of the fabric, the texture of someone’s skin, the clothes they wore, etc., and of course the specific environment they inhabit. It’s like a writer who describes every inch of a room. I wanted to invite the viewer to come in.”

Art In Conversation

BARRY MCGEE
with Jason Rosenfeld

“It’s what makes me think about art history as a stacking and stacking, or unstacking, or digging and burying, but to me it’s always stacked until like two minutes ago, when whoever just finished a painting—the most contemporary piece, newest, modern piece of art is being finished right now”.

Art In Conversation

LESLEY DILL
with Ann McCoy

“I believe language as song and as text possesses a kind of quietness, a space that allows words’ power to evoke and move emotions. I’m interested in the soft space behind language.”

Art In Conversation

The Art of Institutional Possibility:
CAROLINE WOOLARD
with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

“I think this future of art will only be possible if artists in the academy reconcile the practiced ignorance—or epistemological violence—that has excluded community arts and cultural organizing from the art academy for so long. Luckily, my generation has been raised in Occupy Wall Street and in Black Lives Matter, so the transformation of the academy and of the arts ecosystem is already underway.”

Art In Conversation

PHILIPPE PARRENO
with Charles Eppley

I initially encountered the enigmatic artworks of Philippe Parreno (b. 1964) as a first-year graduate student of contemporary art history at Stony Brook University.

Art In Conversation

Relishing Spoils:
MICHAEL RAKOWITZ
with David Sprecher

Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, through March 4th.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers

These past few months the Rail has maintained a fluid momentum that has kept our enduring engine in perpetual motion right into 2018, with a greater sense of urgency and purpose than ever before.

Editor's Messsage Guest Critic

contingency, probability and the void

In an amalgam of ancient cultural memory there is a tiny thimble containing all the alternate universes, events, and possibilities that have not yet occurred, the majority of which may never occur though, in fact, one may never know what unknown occurrence will not occur.

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