The New Social Environment#82

Constance DeJong with Joachim Pissarro

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist, writer, and performer, Constance DeJong will discuss her work and creative process in the context of our new social reality with art historian, curator, and Rail consulting editor Joachim Pissarro. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Uche Nduka

Constance DeJong

Constance DeJong
Constance DeJong is a New York-based artist who has exhibited and performed locally and internationally. Her work has been presented at Renaissance Society, the Walker Art Museum, The Wexner Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and in New York at The Kitchen, Threadwaxing Space, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Dia Center for the Arts. She composed the libretto for the Philip Glass opera Satyagraha in 1983. She has permanent audio-text installations in Beacon, NY, London, and Seattle. She has published several books of fiction, including her celebrated Modern Love, I.T.I.L.O.E, and Speakchamber.

Joachim Pissarro

Joachim Pissarro
Joachim Pissarro is the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, CUNY/City University of New York. He was a Curator at MoMA’s Department of Painting and Sculpture. He curated “Klein & Giacometti: In search of the Absolute in the Era of Relativity” at Gagosian Gallery London in summer 2016. His latest book is titled Wild Art (Phaidon) and his forthcoming book (Penn State University) is co-authorized with David Carrier. He has had two major exhibitions in Paris in 2017, Pissarro à Eragny at the Musée du Luxembourg and Olga Picasso at the Musée Picasso, Paris.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Uche Nduka reading.

Uche Nduka

Uche Nduka
Uche Nduka is Nigerian-American poet, essayist, and collagist. He is the author of eleven volumes of poems of which the latest are NINE EAST(2013), SAGEBERRY 1(2017), LIVING IN PUBLIC(2018). City Lights will publish his new volume of poems titled FACING YOU in 2020.