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Synthesis of the Arts: ‘T’ Space Rhinebeck

Featuring Steven Holl, Susan Wides, and Phong H. Bui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Board Member Steven Holl and Curator and Director Susan Wides from ‘T’ Space Rhinebeck join Phong H. Bui for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Mia Ayumi Malhotra.

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Steven Holl

A portrait of architect Steven Holl.
Architect Steven Holl has published numerous texts and has lectured widely. He is a tenured faculty member at Columbia University where he has taught since 1981. He was named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Architect,” for creating “buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.” Steven Holl Architects is a 28-person innovative architecture and urban design office working between New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl Architects projects combine sustainable technology and forward-looking approaches to urbanism and architecture, and see a sustainable approach to design and construction as an obligation to the future of the built environment and are committed to this vision in each project. He is on the Board of Directors of ‘T’ Space Rhinebeck.

Susan Wides

A portrait of Susan Wides.
Photo by John Isaacs
Susan Wides is the Curator and Director of ‘T’ Space, a nonprofit gallery dedicated to the synthesis of art, poetry, music, architecture fused with nature in the woodlands of Rhinebeck, NY. She lives and works as a camera artist in the Hudson Valley. Nature and perception are driving forces of her work. Wides uses the language of the lens and its conceptual, psychological, and formal dimensions to create abstract, hybrid photographic spaces fused with an ecologically driven representation. Solo exhibitions of Wides’ work include a survey at The Hudson River Museum, The Center for Creative Photography PS122, The Samuel Dorsky Museum, and the storied Galerie Urbi et Orbi in Paris.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.

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

Mia Ayumi Malhotra

A photo of [Mia Malhotra].
Photo by Zach Domes
Poet Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Notes from the Birth Year (Bateau Press, 2022), winner of the Bateau Press BOOM Chapbook Contest, and Isako Isako (Alice James Books, 2018), winner of the Alice James Award. She was received numerous awards, including the Nautilus Gold Award for Poetry, the Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry and the Singapore Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Yale Review, The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, and many others. A founding editor of Lantern Review, Mia has received fellowships from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and Kundiman. She teaches poetry and tends a hillside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Featuring Steven Holl, Susan Wides, and Phong H. Bui

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