The New Social Environment#555

The Awakening: Tavares Strachan

Featuring Strachan and Amanda Gluibizzi


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Tavares Strachan joins Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Funto Omojola.

In this talk

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Tavares Strachan

Photo of Tavares Strachan
Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Tavares Strachan lives and works between New York City and Nassau. His artistic practice activates the intersections of art, science, and politics, offering uniquely synthesized points of view on the cultural dynamics of scientific knowledge. His text-based neon sculptures are an anthem for our political and cultural moment. Strachan’s ambitious, open-ended practice has included collaborations with numerous organizations and institutions across the disciplines. His work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including You Belong Here, Prospect 3. Biennial, New Orleans and The Immeasurable Daydream, Biennale de Lyon. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, most recently, Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute (2019-2020).

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

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

Funto Omojola

A black and white photo of [Funto Omojola] looking to the side.
Nigerian American writer, performer and visual artist Funto Omojola is founder and editor of the literary journal ẹwà. Funto is living in New York, but not for long.

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