The New Social Environment#369

Tête-à-Tête: Huguette Caland

Featuring Brigitte Caland, Claire Gilman, and Eleanor Heartney


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Scholar and chef Brigitte Caland and curator Claire Gilman join Rail Editor-at-Large Eleanor Heartney for a conversation on Huguette Caland. We conclude with a poetry reading by Managing Editor Charles M. Schultz

In this talk

Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête is on view at The Drawing Center through September 19, 2021.

View Remembering Huguette Caland (The Drawing Center, June 19, 2021) here.

Brigitte Caland

Brigitte Caland
Brigitte Caland teaches at the Arabic and Near Eastern languages department at the American University of Beirut. She has a PhD in Literature and Civilizations from INALCO Paris. She is a trained chef interested in food history. In 2016 she created Discovering Abbasid Food, a dinner at the Bristol Hotel, Beirut, during AUB’s conference Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier. From 2009-11 she conceived and cooked a series of meals inspired by literary and historical texts at restaurant Melisse, Santa Monica, California. Since 2005 she has managed the estate of her mother Huguette Caland and co-curated several exhibitions of her work.

Claire Gilman

A portrait of Claire Gilman
Curator and art historian Claire Gilman is Chief Curator at The Drawing Center in New York. She has organized projects that range from the first solo museum shows of artists like Torkwase Dyson, Natalie Frank, Eddie Martinez, and Curtis Talwst Santiago, to new considerations of work by established artists such as Cecily Brown, Rashid Johnson, and Terry Winters, as well as conceptually-driven group shows by Elijah Burgher, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Toyin Ojih Odutola. Gilman holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has written for Art Journal, CAA Reviews, Documents, Frieze, October and has authored numerous essays for art books and museum exhibitions. Her book Drawing in the Present Tense, co-authored with Roger Malbert, is forthcoming from Thames and Hudson.

Eleanor Heartney

Eleanor Heartney
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
New York-based art critic Eleanor Heartney is the author of numerous books on contemporary art. Heartney is a contributor to Art in America, Artpress and Artnet and has written extensively for publications including Artnews, The New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Her books include Art & Today (2008), Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art (2004) and Doomsday Dreams: The Apocalyptic Imagination in Contemporary Art (2019). She is co-author of After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art, The Reckoning: Women Artists in the New Millennium (2013) and the forthcoming Mothers of Invention: The Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Rail.

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