The New Social Environment#552

Radical Poetry Reading with T.J. Clark

Featuring Clark, Joachim Pissarro, Lytle Shaw, and Mia You


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

T.J. Clark joins our 84th Radical Poetry Reading, featuring readings by Lytle Shaw and Mia You, and with an introduction by Rail Consulting Editor Joachim Pissarro.

In this talk

T.J. Clark

Photo of T.J. Clark
Born in Bristol, England in 1943, T.J. Clark took a B.A. in Modern History at Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Art History at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. He taught at various places in England and the USA, and from 1988 to 2010 at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair Emeritus. Clark is the author of a series of books on the social character and formal dynamics of modern art, most recently Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come (Thames & Hudson, 2018).

Lytle Shaw

A portrait of poet Lytle Shaw.
Poet and scholar Lytle Shaw is a Contributing Editor of Cabinet, Founder and Co-editor of Shark, and Founder and Curator of the Line Reading Series at The Drawing Center. Among other publications, he is the author of Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie (2006), Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics (2013), and most recently New Grounds for Dutch Landscape (2020), which argues that the works of Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Meindert Hobbema do not so much represent the newly made landscape of seventeenth-century Holland as re-enact, through their facture, both the processes of its reclamation, and ongoing threats to its stability: drainage problems, floods, abrasion and erosion of the ground plane.

Mia You

A portrait of poet Mia You.
Poet Mia You is the author of I, Too, Dislike It (1913 Press, 2016), the chapbook Objective Practice (Achiote Press, 2007), and an artist’s book YOU (created by Thorsten Kiefer, 2004). She currently teaches creative writing and literature at the Universiteit Utrecht, after completing a PhD in English at the University of California, Berkeley. She writes essays and book reviews and has published them with Artforum, Bookforum, The Critical Flame, The Hairpin, Jacket2, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Joachim Pissarro

Joachim Pissarro
Art historian, theoretician, curator, and educator Joachim Pissarro is director of the Hunter College Galleries and Bershad Professor of Art History at Hunter College. He has held positions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, MoMa, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Academy of London, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Notable exhibitions Pissarro curated include Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865–1885 (2005) and Out of Time: A Contemporary View (2006, with Eva Respini), which have toured internationally. Pissarro has served as the Editorial Director of Wildenstein Publications and is the author of numerous books, most recently, Wild Art, with art critic David Carrier and published by Phaidon Press. Pisarro is Consulting Editor of the Rail.

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