The New Social Environment#589

Writing By Artist: William Wegman

Featuring Wegman, Andrew Lampert, and Charlotte Kent


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist William Wegman and curator Andrew Lampert join Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

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William Wegman

Photo of William Wegman with his dog
Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1943, William Wegman is an artist best known for his portraits of his Weimaraner dogs. His work has been exhibited extensively in both the United States and abroad. The retrospective William Wegman: Funney/Strange, was held at the Brooklyn Museum, and traveled throughout the U.S. to museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. William Wegman: Being Human, an international touring exhibition of his large-format Polaroids, traveled to venues including Palais de L’Archevêché, Arles and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. His videos and photos have appeared in a variety of films, advertisements, books, and television programs such as Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live.

Andrew Lampert

Working primarily in film, video, and performance, Andrew Lampert pursues the alchemy between artist, art, and audience in a public space, especially that of cinema. A trained film archivist, Lampert revels in cinema as a performative environment, and reclaims this space from a mass media culture to emphasize its potential for immediacy and accident. He regularly exhibits in national and international contexts, and has taught at CUNY City College, Purchase College, The New School, and Cooper Union. He frequently writes on art and cinema, is the coauthor of Art in America’s “Hard Truths” Column, and has edited multiple catalogues and volumes, most recently Tony Conrad: Writings (Primary Information, 2019).

Charlotte Kent

Charlotte Kent
Associate professor of visual culture at Montclair State University Charlotte Kent, PhD, has a particular interest in historical frameworks for art practices, with a research focus on contemporary digital culture and the absurd. She writes for assorted magazines and various academic journals. She is an 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 Jonathan Aprea reading.

Jonathan Aprea

A photo of [Jonathan Aprea] looking down.
Writer Jonathan Aprea currently lives in New York City. A graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Washington Square Review, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. His chapbook _Dyson Poems was published by Monster House Press in 2018.

❤️ 🌈 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.