The New Social Environment#514

Time Life: Mungo Thomson

Featuring Thomson and Andrew Woolbright


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Mungo Thomson joins Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Joshua Mehigan.

In this talk

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Mungo Thomson

Photo of Mungo Thomson
The wide-ranging, multi-media work of Mungo Thomson approaches mass culture and everyday perceptual experience through a lens of deep time and cosmic scale, implicating the spaces of production and exhibition in ever-widening extrapolations. Recent exhibitions have taken place at renowned institutions, including The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museo Jumex, Mexico City. He was included in many events, such as The 2nd CAFAM Biennial, Beijing, China; the 2011 Istanbul Biennial, and The 2008 Whitney Biennial. His work is in the public collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art; and many others.

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Woolbright
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Cash Ragona at the Hole; and curated shows at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Hesse Flatow in the summer or 2022. He currently teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.

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

Joshua Mehigan

Photo of Joshua Mehigan
New York City–based writer Joshua Mehigan’s second poetry collection, Accepting the Disaster (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), was cited in the TLS, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere as a best book of 2015. He was an Alan Collins Fellow at the 2015 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Mehigan’s poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Poetry, which awarded him its 2013 Levinson Prize. He has taught at Brooklyn College and other CUNYs, and from 2017 to 2020 taught at Northwestern University as a visiting poet.

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