Comedic performer and artist Morgan Bassichis joins Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.
In this talk
Comedic performer MORGAN BASSICHIS has been called “a tall child or, well, a big bird” by The Nation and “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker. Morgan’s book of to-do lists, The Odd Years, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2020. Past shows include Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah (co-created with Ira Khonen Temple, Creative Time, 2021), and Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me (Whitney Museum, 2019). They were included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and Greater New York 2015 (MoMA PS1). Morgan has also released two albums. They edited and wrote the introduction for Larry Mitchell and Ned Asta’s 1977 The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions (Nightboat Books 2019). They live in New York City.
Ksenia M. Soboleva
Writer, art historian, and curator Ksenia M. Soboleva is based in New York City and specializes in queer art and culture. She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts. Soboleva has curated exhibitions at La MaMa Galleria, Assembly Room, and 80WSE. She has taught at NYU, the Cooper Union, and presented her research at various institutions in the United States and abroad. She was the 2020–2021 Marica and Jan Vilcek Curatorial Fellow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she co-organized the Gillian Wearing retrospective on view through June 2022. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow at the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library