The New Social Environment#603

Monuments: B. Wurtz

Featuring B. Wurtz and Jessica Holmes


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist B. Wurtz joins Rail ArTonic Editor Jessica Holmes for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Amanda Monti.

In this talk

Visit Monuments: B. Wurtz, on view at Garth Greenan Gallery through July 29, 2022 →

B. Wurtz

Photo of B. Wurtz
Born in 1948 in Pasadena, California, B. Wurtz lives and works in New York. He opened a major solo exhibition This Has No Name at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2018 while simultaneously presenting his first public commission, Kitchen Trees, through the New York City Public Art Fund. In 2015 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom. He has had additional solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Freiburg; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes
Writer, editor, and critic Jessica Holmes’s writing features regularly in BOMB, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she also edits the ArTonic column. Other bylines include Vanity Fair Spain, The Magazine Antiques, and The Woman’s Art Journal. Recent exhibition catalogue contributions include Judith Braun: My Pleasure (Opalka Gallery, Russell Sage College), Ellsworth Ausby: Somewhere in Space, Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s (Eric Firestone Gallery) and Markus Linnenbrink: THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE (Museum of New Art, Portsmouth). Previously she served as Editor-in-Chief of the arts publication Degree Critical. For nearly two decades, she worked for the Calder Foundation, including 6 years as its Deputy Director.

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


A black and white photo of [Amanda Monti] eyes closed looking to the sun?
Photo by Samuel Budin
Cross-disciplinary poet based between Berlin and Brooklyn, a.Monti works with vowels and wormholes. Their projects alternate between performance, sound, translation and collaboration. Monti’s poetry collection Mycelial Person (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2021) has been adapted for radio as SporeRadical at Montez Press Radio. They are an editor with Litmus Press and are currently working on a new radio play.

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