The New Social Environment#764
Matt Mullican: Sunday, August 9, 1908
Featuring Mullican and Dan Cameron, with Patrick Hill
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Artist Matt Mullican joins Rail Editor-at-Large Dan Cameron for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Patrick Hill.
In this talk
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Matt Mullican is a contemporary artist best known for combining performance, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and video as a means of exploring the subjective through the intersection of communal signage and personal semiotics. A part of the “Pictures Generation” alongside Jack Goldstein, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, and Richard Prince, Mullican decodes images and signs through diagrams, patterns, and written words. The artist has also been known to examine his own subconscious through hypnotism in his quest to understand patterns and how they may be broken. Mullican’s works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. Mullican lives and works in New York and Berlin.
New York-based curator, art writer and educator Dan Cameron launched his career in 1982 with Extended Sensibilities at the New Museum, the first institutional effort in the US to examine gay & lesbian identity in art. For over forty years, Cameron has held senior curatorial positions at the New Museum, Orange County Museum of Art and CAC New Orleans, and organized more than a hundred museum exhibitions, including surveys of Martin Wong, David Wojnarowicz, Faith Ringgold, and others. In 2007, Dan founded Prospect New Orleans, the contemporary art triennial to benefit the city after Hurricane Katrina, and organized the first two editions. More recently, his book on Nicole Eisenman’s paintings was published in 2021 by Lund Humphries.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Patrick Hill reading.
Patrick Hill is a 23-year-old poet, multimedia artist, and Production Assistant at the Brooklyn Rail. A graduate of Pratt Institute’s BFA Writing Program, his work has spanned digital and physical mediums including narrative PowerPoints, web games, bootleg graphic t-shirts, and more. Known by some and feared by others for his rabid output and extreme do-it-yourself ethos, he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with his partner unless something terrible has happened.
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