The New Social Environment#329

Jerome Reyes with Jessamine Batario


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist, researcher, and educator Jerome Reyes joins art historian Jessamine Batario for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

Jerome Reyes

A portrait of Jerome Reyes
Photo by Jeremy Keith Villaluz
Artist, researcher, and educator Jerome Reyes works with the collaborative potentials of institutions, alterity, and architecture. He is Artist Liaison and faculty at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, teaching courses and designing partnerships with artists, curators, scholars, and organizations. Reyes is also Researcher at Asia and Migration, Asia Culture Institute in Gwangju, Korea. He is a long-term collaborator of the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) in downtown San Francisco, and is also an advisory board member of the nonprofit media and culture organization, Define American. He works between Seoul, Korea and San Francisco.

Jessamine Batario

Drawing of Jessamine Batario by Phong Bui
Drawing by Phong Bui
Art historian Jessamine Batario specializes in modern and contemporary art. She received her PhD in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin. Batario currently lives in Waterville, Maine, where she is the Linde Family Foundation Curator of Academic Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art. She was the guest critic for the Rail in March 2020.

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

Farnoosh Fathi

A headshot of poet Farnoosh Fathi
Farnoosh Fathi is the author of Great Guns (Canarium, 2013), editor of Joan Murray: Drafts, Fragments, and Poems (NYRB Poets, 2018) and founder of the Young Artists Language and Devotion Alliance (YALDA). Poems from her forthcoming collection Granny Cloud were recently adapted for Dolores Goes to Poetry City, a new play by Darcie Dennigan, and staged by the Wilbury Theatre. She lives in New York.

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