The New Social Environment#158

Robert Storr on Philip Guston with Phong H. Bui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Art critic, curator, artist, and educator Robert Storr will join the Rail’s publisher and artistic director Phong H. Bui for a conversation on Philip Guston. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Ramya Ramana.

In this talk

Robert Storr

Robert Storr
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Robert Storr, preeminent art critic, curator, artist, and educator, is the former Dean of Yale School of Art and senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has written numerous catalogues, articles, and books on major 20th and 21st-century artists. He was the first American to serve as visual arts director of the Venice Biennale and has been researching and writing on Philip Guston for more than three decades.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Curatorial Advisor at MoMA PS1. His recent projects include Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, an ongoing curatorial project that was exhibited in 2019 as an official Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale and at Colby Museum in Waterville, Maine. He is a trustee of Studio in a School, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Anthology Film Archives, the Third Rail, the Miami Rail, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Second Shift Studio Space of Saint Paul, AICA (2007-2020), and is co-founder of the Monira Foundation, a non-profit which aims to curate ongoing exhibitions and public programming at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and beyond. Forthcoming projects include the Detroit Rail, the first U.S. retrospective of Jonas Mekas, and Occupy Industry City: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year 3.

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

Ramya Raja Ramana

A photograph of poet Ramya Raya Ramana reflected in a round wooden mirror, wearing a white gown.
Seshmila Jay
Ramya Ramana is an Indian-American poet, author, educator, and songwriter who writes about race, femininity, intergenerational trauma, faith and first-gen experience. Upcoming projects include creating a spoken word album and songwriting. She is pursuing an MFA at The New School.

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