The New Social Environment#359

Uncivil Wars: Joyce Kozloff

Featuring Joyce Kozloff and Ann McCoy


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Joyce Kozloff joins Rail Editor-at-Large Ann McCoy for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by PJ Lombardo.

In this talk

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Joyce Kozloff

A portrait of Joyce Kozloff by Grace Roselli
Photo by Grace Roselli
Artist Joyce Kozloff is considered a major figure in both the Pattern and Decoration and the Feminist art movements of the 1970s, and since the early 1990s, she has utilized mapping as a structure for layering multiple meanings and examining the ways that information is communicated. Her artistic practice aims to fuse widespread cultural traditions, including applied and decorative arts, with an activist temperament. She charts physical and diplomatic terrain, creating places, real and imagined, to dramatize the intersections of culture and politics. Kozloff has also completed 18 public artworks in the US and abroad, most recently Memory and Time, a GSA commission at the federal courthouse in Greenville, SC opening to the public on August 16.

Ann McCoy

Portrait drawing of Ann McCoy
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
New York-based sculptor, painter, and art critic Ann McCoy is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail. She lectured at the Yale School of Drama for 10 years, and taught in the Art History Department at Barnard College for 20 years. Ann’s work is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. In 2019, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Ann McCoy worked with Prof. C.A. Meier, Jung’s heir apparent for twenty-five years in Zurich. She has studied alchemy since the early seventies in Zurich and in Rome at the Vatican Library.

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

PJ Lombardo

A portrait of PJ Lombardo
Poet and essayist PJ Lombardo is currently based in Chicago. He received an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and has worked as a publishing assistant for Action Books. His work is forthcoming from or has recently appeared in Foothill Journal, Dream Pop Journal, Protean Magazine, Homintern Agenda, DREGINALD,, Lana Turner Journal, and the Brooklyn Rail.

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