The New Social Environment#445

Haus Proud: Paulina Olowska

Featuring Olowska and Jason Rosenfeld


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Paulina Olowska joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Gia Gonzales.

In this talk

Visit Paulina Olowska: Haus Proud at Metro Pictures, the gallery’s final exhibition before its permanent closure, on view through December 11, 2021 →

Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska, sitting in front of her in-progress oil and acrylic painting “Hysteria (After Eggleston),” 2016, at her studio in Rabka, Poland.
Photo by Rafal Milach
Born in 1976 in Gdansk, Poland, Paulina Olowska lives and works in Rabka-Zdrój and Krakow, Poland. She has had one-person exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Olowska received the prestigious Aachen Art Prize in 2014, with an associated exhibition at the Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany. She has also staged performances at Tate Modern, the Carnegie International, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Olowska presented the ballet Slavic Goddesses—A Wreath of Ceremonies at the Kitchen, New York, in 2017 and Slavic Goddesses and The Ushers at the Museo del Novecento in Milan in 2018, among others.

Jason Rosenfeld

A black and white photo of Jason Rosenfeld
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Gia Gonzales

Photo of Gia Gonzales
Gia Gonzales is a poet based in New York City, where she was born. Her work has most recently appeared in baest: a journal of queer forms and affects, Femmescapes, Bomb Cyclone: A Journal of Ecopoetics, and variously with the Poetry Project. Her first chapbook, RENDER SLEAZE was published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. She is the managing editor at Nightboat Books.

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