The New Social Environment#333

Janaina Tschäpe with David Rhodes


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Janaina Tschäpe joins artist and writer David Rhodes for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Sarah Jean Grimm.

In this talk

Janaina Tschäpe

A portrait of Janaina Tschäpe
Photo by Eduardo Ortega
Artist Janaina Tschäpe lives and works in New York. She will be part of a two-person exhibition with Ursula Reuter Christiansen opening at the Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen on June 25, 2021 through September 5, 2021 and a solo show at Sean Kelly Gallery opening on June 26, 2021 through August 9, 2021. Tschäpe’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota, Florida; Musée L’Orangerie, Paris, France; the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Arizona; Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Kasama, Japan; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; and the Contemporary Museum of Art, St Louis.

David Rhodes

A portrait of David Rhodes
New York-based artist and writer David Rhodes is originally from Manchester, UK. He is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail and has published reviews in Artforum, artcritical, among other publications. He has paintings in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and The Huntington Museum, Los Angeles. He is the author of the monograph Bernard Frize (Lund Humphries, 2019) and has an essay included in the forthcoming book on the paintings of Peter Bradley to be published by Karma, New York, later this year.

Patricia Nicholson Parker

A portrait of Patricia Nicholson Parker
Photo by Ken Weiss
Artistic and community organizer and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker is steeped in the aesthetic of free jazz with an attention to spiritual and social responsibility. In 1981, she choreographed and organized “A Thousand Cranes Peace Opera,” with 1,000 children performing in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for the opening of the Special Sessions on Disarmament; in the mid- and late-1980s, she responded to a lack of visibility for free jazz by helping to organize the Sound Unity Festivals. In 1996, she founded Arts for Art (AFA) and the Vision Festival to promote and advocate for free jazz, raising awareness through this notable and uncommonly visible platform. Since then, AFA has grown to be a movement that supports hundreds of artists annually working with the free jazz aesthetic.

George Grella

George Grella
Musician and writer George Grella is the Music editor for the Rail. His performing experience includes playing jazz, classical and improvised music at CBGB, the original Knitting Factory, and Weill Recital Hall. As a composer, he has produced chamber music, opera, electronic music, and has created music for dance and cartoons. He is an important voice in music criticism, serving as a critic at the New York Classical Review and the author of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, the first jazz title in the 33 1/3 series from Bloomsbury.

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

Sarah Jean Grimm

A portrait of Sarah Jean Grimm
Sarah Jean Grimm is the author of Soft Focus (Metatron, 2017), as well as a founding editor of Powder Keg Magazine. She currently coedits the small press After Hours Editions, and hosts Bank Holiday, a reading series in Catskill, NY. She lives in New York and works as a publicist at Catapult, Soft Skull, & Counterpoint Press.

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