The New Social Environment#636

Linda Nochlin: Making It Modern

Featuring Aruna D’Souza and Jason Rosenfeld


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Writer Aruna D’Souza joins Rail-Editor-At-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Chelsea Harlan.

In this talk

Making It Modern: Essays on the Art of the Now written by Linda Nochlin & edited by Aruna D’Souza (Thames & Hudson, 2022) →

Aruna D'Souza

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Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her work appears regularly in and she is a contributor to The New York Times. Her writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, Frieze and Art in America among several other places. Her book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited), was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York Times. Her most recent editorial project is Linda Nochlin’s Making It Modern: Essays on the Art of the Now (Thames & Hudson, 2022). She is the recipient of the Rabkin Prize as well as an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant.

Jason Rosenfeld

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Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and 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 Chelsea Harlan reading.

Chelsea Harlan

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The poet Chelsea Harlan is from Appalachian Virginia. She holds a BA from Bennington College, as well as an MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow, and where she has enjoyed teaching English and creative writing. She is the author of the chapbooks Country Music, from Two Plum Press, and Mummy, from Montez Press, written in collaboration with London-based painter Daisy Parris. Her debut full-length collection, Bright Shade, was selected by Jericho Brown as the 2022 winner of the American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize, and is forthcoming with distribution from Copper Canyon Press in October. She lives in the Catskills, where she works at a small public library.

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