The New Social Environment#39

Suzanne Bocanegra with Amanda Gluibizzi


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Suzanne Bocanegra and the Rail’s Art editor Amanda Gluibizzi to discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality.

This is a photo of Artist, Suzanne Bocanegra with a dark gray background. She is posing with her hands on hips and angled to her right.

Suzanne Bocanegra employs theater to interrogate the history and practice of visual art, using large-scale video, performance and installation, as well as collage, sculpture and painting. Solo shows of Bocanegra’s work include Wardrobe Test, Art Cake, Brooklyn (2019); Poorly Watched Girls, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia(2018); and I Write the Songs, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY (2010; traveled to SITE Santa Fe, N.M. 2011). Her performances have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art (2010), Carnegie Museum of Art (2013), Hammer Museum (2013), Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston (2011,15,17), UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (2018), Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival (2013,2017), Wexner Center, Ohio (2010,17), Pulitzer Arts Foundation(2019), Fisher Center at Bard College (2018), Danspace Project (2014), Chicago Arts Club (2016), American Dance Institute (2016) among others. In 2020 Bocanegra received both the Robert Rauschenberg award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. She is currently working on a performance co-commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, about the largest Renaissance tapestry owned by the Met, titled Honor.

In the Rail:

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.

Amanda Gluibizzi: Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Gluibizzi is the founding co-director of NFAH and Art Editor of the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th centruy art, design, and urbanizm in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

To see Amanda’s contributions to the Rail, visit

We’d like to thank Art Cake for supporting today’s conversation.

❤️ 🌈 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.