The New Social Environment#824

Maren Hassinger: Process

Featuring Hassinger and Jessica Holmes, with Sahar Romani


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Maren Hassinger joins Rail ArTonic Editor Jessica Holmes for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Sahar Romani.

In this talk

Visit Maren Hassinger: Process, on view at Susan Inglett Gallery through June 3, 2023 →

Maren Hassinger

Photo of Maren Hassinger
Maren Hassinger has built an expansive practice that articulates humanity’s inextricable connection with nature. Through an intentional choice of material, Hassinger explores subjects such as movement, environment, identity, and race. The artist has executed recent commissions for Dia Bridgehampton, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Aspen Art Museum. Hassinger will be honored with a two-person exhibition alongside Senga Nengudi at IVAM, Valencia. She is the recipient of the Women’s Caucus for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago; SFMoMA; LACMA; MoMA, NYC; Hirshhorn Museum; Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum, among others.

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes
Writer, editor, and critic Jessica Holmes’s writing features regularly in BOMB, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she also edits the ArTonic column. Other bylines include Vanity Fair Spain, The Magazine Antiques, and The Woman’s Art Journal. Recent exhibition catalogue contributions include Judith Braun: My Pleasure (Opalka Gallery, Russell Sage College), Ellsworth Ausby: Somewhere in Space, Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s (Eric Firestone Gallery) and Markus Linnenbrink: THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE (Museum of New Art, Portsmouth). Previously she served as Editor-in-Chief of the arts publication Degree Critical. For nearly two decades, she worked for the Calder Foundation, including 6 years as its Deputy Director.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Sahar Romani reading.

Sahar Romani

Sahar Romani is author of the forthcoming chapbook, The Opening, selected by Kazim Ali as a winner of the 2022 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems appear in Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets, the Believer, Guernica, the Margins, the Yale Review, the Brooklyn Rail and elsewhere. She teaches writing at NYU.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.

🎟 Register

Maren Hassinger: Process

Featuring Hassinger and Jessica Holmes, with Sahar Romani

   at  1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

How to join

💻 This event will be held over ZOOM. We’ll send you a link to join this event after you register. Download and install ZOOM for desktop or mobile devices

🕰 Please arrive 5-10mins in advance to ensure you’re connected and ready to go.

🎧 We recommend viewing with headphones. It is easier to hear people and will be easier for you to ask a question, should you decide.

🗝 Accessibility: Closed-captioning in English will be available during the event. Our Q&A will be conducted using Zoom’s chat function, with the option to voice your question or have our staff read it.

📺 Videos of past events can be viewed on events page at

👾 Technical difficulties

We work hard to make sure this is easy and enjoyable for everyone, but technology is not always kind. If you are not happy with the experience, we’ll happily refund any donation you made. We just ask that you let us know how we could have made the experience better for you.

💌 Questions/feedback? Let us know how we can make this experience better [email protected]