The New Social Environment#425

Weight of Shadows: Julian Charrière

Featuring Charrière and Julie Reiss


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Julian Charrière joins art historian Julie Reiss for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Matt Reeck.

In this talk

Check out Julian Charrière: Weight of Shadows on view at Prix Marcel Duchamp 2021, Centre Pompidou through January 3, 2022 →

Julian Charrière

Picture of Julian Charrière on a beach.
Artist Julian Charrière is known for a research-based practice rooted in geology, biology, physics, history and archaeology. A participant of the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments), Charrière has exhibited his work—both individually and as a part of the Berlin-based art collective Das Numen—at museums and institutions worldwide. His work has been featured in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; the 12th Biennale de Lyon, France; and the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, among others. In 2013 and 2015, Charrière was awarded the Kiefer Hablitzel Award / Swiss Art Award, and in 2018 was the recipient of the GASAG Art Prize. Born in Morges, Switzerland in 1987, Charrière currently lives and works in Berlin.

Julie Reiss

Portrait drawing of Dr. Julie Reiss by Phong Bui
Portrait drawing of Dr. Julie Reiss by Phong Bui
Art historian Julie Reiss focuses on artistic responses to the climate crisis. She has spoken on related panels including “Shifting Domains: Artists Respond to the Threatened Ecological Commons" (Marfa Ballroom Dialogues), and “Landscape and Anthropocene” (College Art Association), among others. She is the editor of the anthology Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene. In 2019 she organized the symposium “The Role of Art in the Environmental Crisis” held at Christie’s Education, and was the guest critic on the same theme for The Brooklyn Rail. She is also the author of From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art. She was previously director of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, an accredited MA program at Christie’s Education.

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

Matt Reeck

Portrait of Matt Reeck
Photo by Dan Wonderly
Writer and translator Matt Reeck is the author of five chapbooks of poetry and co-edited the poetry and visual arts magazine Staging Ground. His manuscripts have been finalists in many competitions, including Adorn Thyself this past year at Interim. His translations have won the 2020 Albertine Prize and the 2022 Northwestern University’s Global Humanities Translation Prize. This November Selected Satire: Fifty Years of Ignorance, a translation of Shrilal Shukla from the Hindi, is being published by Penguin-India. In the spring, his translations with Betsy Wing of the manifestos of Édouard Glissant will be published by Goldsmiths in London.

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