The New Social Environment#745

Brenda Goodman: Hop Skip Jump

Featuring Goodman and Ksenia M. Soboleva, with a.Monti


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Brenda Goodman joins Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by a.Monti.

In this talk

Visit Brenda Goodman: Hop Skip Jump, on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. through March 11, 2023 →

Brenda Goodman

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Brenda Goodman received her BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, from which she also received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 2017. In 2015, a 50-year retrospective was presented at the Center for Creative Studies and Paul Kotula Projects. That same year, her work was included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters annual invitational, where she received the Award in Art. Recent solo exhibitions were presented at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY; Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY; The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and elsewhere, including various group shows. Her work was included in the 1979 Whitney Biennial, and she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

A picture of art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Photo by Irina Kadyrova-Schuddeboom
New York-based writer and art historian Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva specializes in queer art and culture. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with a dissertation titled “Fragments: Art, AIDS, and Lesbian Identity in the United States.” Her writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, art-agenda, and various exhibition catalogues. She has curated exhibitions at Candice Madey Gallery, La MaMa Galleria, and Assembly Room. Soboleva was the 2020-2021 Jan and Marica Vilcek Curatorial Fellow at the Guggenheim Museum. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and LGBTQ+ History at the New York Historical Society, and Adjunct Professor of Art History at NYU.

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


A black and white photo of [Amanda Monti] eyes closed looking to the sun?
Photo by Samuel Budin
Cross-disciplinary poet based between Berlin and Brooklyn, a.Monti works with vowels and wormholes. Their projects alternate between performance, sound, translation and collaboration. Monti’s poetry collection Mycelial Person (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2021) has been adapted for radio as SporeRadical at Montez Press Radio. They are an editor with Litmus Press and are currently working on a new radio play.

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