The New Social Environment#365

Superchief Gallery NFT: Edward Zipco

Featuring Edward Zipco and Paul D. Miller

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Photographer, writer, and gallery director Edward Zipco joins Rail Editor-at-Large Paul D. Miller for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Gbenga Adesina.

In this talk

Edward Zipco

A portrait of Edward Zipco by Jessica Ross
Photo by Jessica Ross
Photographer, writer, and gallery director Edward Zipco is the co-founder and director of Superchief Gallery, an independent artist-run gallery with permanent large scale warehouse locations in New York and Los Angeles. Encompassing a broad scope of contemporary art, Superchief presents photography, illustration, painting, sculpture, performance, installation, animation, and digital art. Superchief Gallery has a history of supporting artists from disparate scenes and collectives, enabling them to participate in the larger community. Superchief Gallery is the world’s first physical gallery space dedicated to NFTs.

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Photo by Janeil Pietzrak
Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae. He is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Gbenga Adesina

A photograph of Gbenga Adesina
Nigerian poet and essayist Gbenga Adesina is the author of Painter of Water (Akashic Books 2016). A haunting meditation on intimacy in the face of war and historical violence, Painter of Water was selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the New Generation African Poets Series. His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, and the New York Times. He was a Goldwater Fellow at NYU, where he received his MFA and was mentored by Yusef Komunyakaa. He has received fellowships and support from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo, Poets House, and Colgate University, where he was the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow. He is the winner of the 2020 Narrative Prize.