The New Social Environment#245

Richard Tuttle with Louis Block and Amanda Gluibizzi


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Painter and sculptor Richard Tuttle joins artist and writer Louis Block and Rail ArtSeen editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Gabriela Jauregui.

In this talk

Richard Tuttle

Photo of Richard Tuttle at the Tate Modern in August 2017 by Matthew Lloyd
Photo by Matthew Lloyd
One of the most representative American artists of the postwar period, occupying interstitial positions between several genres, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and poetry. He consistently opens new possibilities for a variety of mediums and materials, demonstrating how traditional categories of artmaking can function as starting points for unhindered, open investigations into the functioning of perception and language. His early encounters with artists and artworks associated with pop and minimalism laid the groundwork for a project precipitated on reinvention and change. Since the 1970s, Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, Rahway, New Jersey) has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at museums throughout the world. Tuttle lives and works in New York and Abiquiú, New Mexico.

Louis Block

Black and white photo of Louis Block
Louis Block is a Brooklyn-based painter and writer. His writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Full Bleed Journal, and his work has been shown in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Venice.

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.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

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

Gabriela Jauregui

A photo of poet Gabriela Jauregui in front of a red and grey print in a frame.
Courtesy Gabriela Jauregui
Gabriela Jauregui (born in Mexico City) is the author of the poetry collection Controlled Decay (Akashic, 2008); two hybrid genre books, Leash Seeks Lost Bitch (Song Cave, 2015) and ManyFiestas! (Gato Negro, 2017); a book of short stories in Spanish, La memoria de las cosas, (The Memory of Things, 2015); and the feminist anthology Tsunami (Sexto Piso, 2018). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California; an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside; and an MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. She is a founding editor at the publishing collective Surplus Ediciones in Mexico, and has received the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans (2007).

❤️ 🌈 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.