In This Here Place: Dawoud Bey

Featuring Bey and Joachim Pissarro


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Dawoud Bey join’s Rail Consulting Editor Joachim Pissarro for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Bernardo Wade.

In this talk

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Dawoud Bey

Photo of Dawoud Bey
Dawoud Bey is a photographer and educator whose portraits of people, many from marginalized communities, compel viewers to consider the reality of the subjects’ own social presence and histories. His recent projects examine sites of African American history and the ways those histories intersect with the present.

Joachim Pissarro

Joachim Pissarro
Art historian Joachim Pissarro is the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, City University of New York. He was a Curator at MoMA’s Department of Painting and Sculpture. His recent curatorial projects include Alberto Giacometti | Yves Klein: In Search of the Absolute, Gagosian Gallery London (2016); Pissarro à Eragny, Musée du Luxembourg (2017); Olga Picasso, Musée National Picasso, Paris (2017), Museo Picasso, Málaga (2019), and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (2019). His latest book Aesthetics of the Margins / The Margins of Aesthetics: Wild Art Explained (2018, Penn State University Press) is co-authored with David Carrier, following Wild Art (Phaidon, 2016). Joachim is Consulting Editor of the Rail.

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

Bernardo Wade

 A photograph of Bernardo Wade
Writer and artist Bernardo Wade is from New Orleans, LA. He tries at poems & rides his bike around Bloomington, IN, because IU funds his present period of studying with others. He is a Watering Hole Fellow. He also moonlights as an equity and justice advocate. He has work published or forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Southern Humanities Review, Salt Hill Journal, Knight’s Library Magazine, and others. He is Associate Editor of the Indiana Review.

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