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Art In Conversation

MICHAEL ARMITAGE with Toby Kamps

London-based artist Michael Armitage speaks with Toby Kamps about growing up in Kenya, historical and mythological influences, and how his unique choice of canvas transformed his painting practice.

Art In Conversation

DAWOUD BEY with Lyle Rexer

Dawoud Bey speaks with Lyle Rexer about his life, influences, and deep thinking around portraiture and landscape photography.

Art In Conversation

TORKWASE DYSON with Robert R. Shane

Torkwase Dyson speaks with Robert R. Shane about her relationship to distance, environmental sustainability, and how Black American history influences her artwork.

MAX HOLLEIN with Phong H. Bui

Max Hollein, director of the Metropolitan Museum, speaks with Rail publisher Phong H. Bui about the future of the Met, the people that shaped Hollein's development, and what it was like to grow up in a home where artists and bohemians were frequent guests.

Art In Conversation

TONY OURSLER with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Tony Oursler speaks with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve about the evolution of his video art practice, his family history, and multiple personality disorder.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Editor's Message

World on Fire

An intertextual installation of joy to uplift the heartbeat that keeps us alive. Installation as party as mode of survival counteracting narratives of bodily shame and poverty porn, of “marginalized” people living only in suffering. COVID-19 civil disunity, writing through quarantine in NYC.

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