The New Social Environment#354

Time Motion: Ari Marcopoulos with Robert Slifkin and Chuck Smith


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist, filmmaker, and photographer Ari Marcopoulos joins writer Robert Slifkin and filmmaker Chuck Smith for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Laura Henrikson.

In this talk

Ari Marcopoulos

A portrait of Ari Marcopoulos
Born in Amsterdam in 1957, Ari Marcopoulos is an artist, filmmaker, and photographer that has lived and worked in New York since 1980. He has been the subject of several solo exhibitions at Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Berkeley Art Museum in California, MoMA PS1 in New York, among many others. Marcopoulos participated in two Whitney Biennials (2008, 2010) and his photographs are in collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Orleans Museum of Art, and Detroit Institute of Arts. His films include the documentary Larry Wright and Key to the Riddle, a documentary on the artist Forrest Bess.

Robert Slifkin

A portrait of Robert Slifkin
Writer and scholar Robert Slifkin is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. His most recent book is The New Monuments and the End of Man: U.S. Sculpture Between War and Peace, 1945-1975 (Princeton University Press, 2019).

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith
Filmmaker, TV producer, and writer Chuck Smith has produced documentaries and TV series for National Geographic, Discovery, CBS News, and many others. His films include Barbara Rubin: the Exploding NY Underground (2019) and Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle (1999). The Bess film was turned into a book and published in 2013 by PowerHouse Books. Mr. Smith’s other independent films and interviews can be found on his YouTube Channel ChuckSmithNYC and on Vimeo.

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

Laura Henriksen

A portrait of Laura Henrikson
Laura Henriksen’s first book, Laura’s Desires, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books, and an excerpt is available now as a chaplet from Belladonna*. Her writing can be found in LitHub, The Brooklyn Rail, Cul-de-Sac of Blood, and other places. She lives in Sunset Park, Lenapehoking, teaches writing at Pratt Institute, and works as the Program Director of The Poetry Project.

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