The New Social Environment#493

5VCEDAR5H: Carl Andre

Featuring Douglas Dreishpoon, Alistair Rider, and Phong H. Bui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Rail Consulting Editor Douglas Dreishpoon and art historian Alistair Rider join Rail Publisher & Artistic Director Phong H. Bui for a conversation on Carl Andre. We conclude with a poetry reading by Ari Lisner.

In this talk

Visit Carl Andre, on view at Paula Cooper Gallery through February 19, 2022 →

Douglas Dreishpoon

Douglas Dreishpoon
Art historian, curator, and critic Douglas Dreishpoon is currently Director of the Catalogue Raisonné project at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City and Chief Curator Emeritus at the AKG Art Museum, Buffalo. In 2022, his anthology of sculptors’ writings, Modern Sculpture: Artists in Their Own Words, was published by University of California Press and his contributions to Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988–2009 were published by Radius Books. A Consulting Editor at the Rail, Dreishpoon holds a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Alistair Rider

A portrait of Alistair Rider.
Art historian Alis­tair Rid­er is Senior Lec­tur­er in The School of Art His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Andrews. He writes about Euro­pean and North Amer­i­can art from the 1950s to the present day, and has a spe­cial inter­est in abstrac­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly Min­i­mal­ist art. He has written on many aspects of art and culture from the 1960s and the 1970s, including concrete art, land art, computer art, and guerrilla art. He is the author of Carl Andre: Things in their Ele­ments (Phaidon, 2011) and the monograph James Howell: Infinite Array (Circa, 2021).

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.

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

Ari Lisner

Picture of Ari Lisner.
Poet, journalist, and researcher Ari Lisner is based in Brooklyn. Their work has lovingly been described as “The Bushwick Edward Hopper” and less lovingly as “incel core.” They describe it as capturing queer living, intimacy, and culture against the backdrop of New York City. Their journalism and poetry has been featured in GQ, Allure, Love Injection, Wonder Press/Shitwonder, Peach Mag, Triangle House, and others.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.