Artist Mel Bochner joins Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Mark Leidner.
In this talk
Artist Mel Bochner is considered a pioneer of the Post-Minimal and Conceptual art movements. Bochner is best known for his exploration of connections between language, perception, and meaning. He will be the subject of a forthcoming retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago, drawing from the museum’s significant collection of Bochner works. His works can be found in collections around the world including the MOCA in Los Angeles, the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Mark Leidner reading.
Mark Leidner is the author of two feature films: the sci-fi noir Empathy, Inc. (2019) and the relationship comedy Jammed (2014). He is also the author of Returning the Sword to the Stone (Fonograf Editions, 2021), the story collection Under the Sea (Tyrant Books, 2018), the poetry collection Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me (Factory Hollow, 2011), and the book of aphorisms The Angel in the Dream of our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011).