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Ryan Kelly

RYAN KELLY is an artist, dancer, and writer currently in residence at the New Museum in New York City. Kelly studied visual art at UCLA and comparative literature at Fordham University. He was a Van Lier Fellow at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program and a member of New York City Ballet from 1998 to 2002. For the past 12 years, he has engaged in a unique collaborative art practice with Brennan Gerard. For more information go to: Their shared work can be viewed at

Reflecting on Ferguson

In August, the musician Lauryn Hill dropped a raw, unedited version of her track “Black Rage” as a free download on SoundCloud. Hill wrote the song in 2012 and has been performing it at concerts ever since.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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