The New Social Environment#795
R.I.P. Germain: “Jesus Died For Us, We Will Die For Dudus!”
Featuring R.I.P. Germain and Paul Gladston, with Tilghman Goldsborough
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Artist R.I.P. Germain joins Rail contributor Paul Gladston for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Tilghman Goldsborough.
In this talk
Visit R.I.P. Germain: “Jesus Died For Us, We Will Die For Dudus!” on view at Institute of Contemporary Arts through May 14, 2023 →
R.I.P. Germain’s practice traffics in double meanings, deep resonances and a tension between accessibility and occlusion. Sedimented with layers dense with cultural meaning and reference, the extensive research undergirding R.I.P. Germain’s work draws from multiple genres of Black experience, history and culture, seeking to make art that is rigorous about his commitments and possibilities as a Black artist. R.I.P. Germain has exhibited internationally and recent exhibitions include The Exhibition Formerly Known As “Trace Image” at Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany and Shimmer, a solo show at Two Queens in Leicester, UK. R.I.P. Germain was the recipient of the ICA Image Behaviour 2021 prize, which culminated in his first short film mew premiering at the ICA in 2022.
Award-winning critical theorist and cultural historian Paul Gladston is the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales and a distinguished affiliate fellow of the UK-China Humanities Alliance, Tsinghua University. He is an inaugural co-editor of the book series Contemporary East Asian Visual Cultures, Societies and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, est. 2019) and was founding principal editor of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect, est. 2014). He recently co-edited the collected edition Visual Culture Wars at the Borders of Contemporary China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), and is author of Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili: Towards a Critical Contemporaneity (Bloomsbury, 2019).
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Tilghman Goldsborough reading.
Tilghman Alexander Goldsborough, from richmond/virginia, writes texts // makes other text-based objects/projects. His work has appeared in The Mall, the Leveler, and Nomaterialism (vol II). His book The Western was put out by 1080 press in 2023.
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