The New Social Environment#178

Guest Critic Panel with Amanda Gluibizzi & Friends


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Please join us for a discussion on Amanda Gluibizzi’s October Guest Critic page, “On Edge(s)” with Laura Lisbon, Suzanne Silver, and Squeak Cornwath, led by Rail managing editor Charles Schultz. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Steve Benson.

In this talk

Please join us to discuss the Brooklyn Rail’s October Guest Critics page, On Edge(s): How do we speak about painting, and especially those paintings whose edges are exposed, without considering the implications of its edges?

In 2009 the Museum of Modern Art made a major announcement concerning its displays that was dutifully reported by the New York Times: the chief curator of painting and sculpture, Ann Temkin, had decided to remove the frames from the museum’s collection of Abstract Expressionist paintings, thus “freeing” the paintings from the “domestication” of the gallery space.1The paintings had been meant by the creators to go unframed all along, Temkin noted, and the frames contributed to a separation between the paintings’ material immediacy and the viewer’s reception of them. The paper anticipated that viewers would feel astonishment at the paintings “hang[ing] naked, their rough, paint-splattered edges and rusting staples on view to the world.”……

Read the full article here:

Amanda will be joined by Laura Lisbon, Suzanne Silver, and Squeak Cornwath and the conversation will be led by Charles Schultz.

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).

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Charles Schultz is the Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Steve Benson

A photo of Steve Benson in front of rocks, trees, and sky.
Courtesy Steve Benson
Steve Benson mixes media and works in poetry readings. He lives in Maine and is an active member of Midcoast Maine Extinction Rebellion, the Climate Psychology Alliance, and USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, among others. “What This Is” is forthcoming from Chax Press.

❤️ 🌈 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.