Artists Monika Baer joins Rail Editor-at-Large Tom McGlynn for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.
In this talk
Monika Baer lives and works in Berlin. Her exhibition loose change is currently on view at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York. An upcoming solo exhibition will open at the Kunsthalle Bern in fall 2021. She was the winner of Berlin’s Hannah Höch Prize for lifetime achievement in 2019; an associated exhibition was held at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in 2020. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2019); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, which traveled to Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (both 2016); Greene Naftali (2015); and Art Institute of Chicago (2013), which traveled to Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts (2014). Her work is in international collections from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cologne, Munich, among others.
Artist, writer, and independent curator Tom McGlynn is based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. He is the director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially-engaged curatorial projects, and is also currently a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design, The New School. McGlynn’s work is interested in the morphing of commercial signage into cyphers of phenomenal experience—minimalist, abstract arrangements of color. He holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Tom is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.