The New Social Environment#109

Xaviera Simmons with Amanda Gluibizzi


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Multimedia artist, Xaviera Simmons will discuss her process and recent work with Rail ArtSeen editor, Amanda Gluibizzi. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Daniel Owen

In this talk

Xaviera Simmons

Xaviera Simmons
Portrait of Xaviera Simmons by Phong Bui
Xaviera Simmons’s body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. She defines her studio practice, which is rooted in an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, abstraction, present and future histories-specifically shifting notions surrounding landscape-as cyclical rather than linear. In other words, Simmons is committed equally to the examination of different artistic modes and processes; for example, she may dedicate part of a year to photography, another part to performance, and other parts to installation, video, and sound works-keeping her practice in constant and consistent rotation, shift, and engagement.

Amanda Gluibizzi

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 is an ArtSeen editor at The Brooklyn Rail. An art historian, she is the co-director of The New Foundation for Art History and the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (forthcoming).

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

Daniel Owen

Daniel Owen
Daniel Owen is the author of Toot Sweet and Restaurant Samsara. Recent writing and translations have appeared in Jacket2, Counter, Hyperallergic, The Recluse, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective.

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