The New Social Environment#646

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: I have withheld much more than I have written

Featuring Sunstrum and Yasi Alipour


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum joins Rail contributor Yasi Alipour for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Diana Hou.

In this talk

Visit Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: I have withheld much more than I have written, on view at Galerie Lelong & Co. through October 22, 2022 →

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Photo of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
Born in Mochudi, Botswana in 1980, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses drawing, painting, installation and animation. Her work alludes to mythology, geology and theories on the nature of the universe. Sunstrum’s drawings take the form of narrative landscapes that appear simultaneously futuristic and ancient, shifting between representational and fantastical depictions of volcanic, subterranean, cosmological and precipitous landscapes. One of Sunstrum’s most notable projects in London came in the form of a 2018 mural which wrapped around the exterior of The Showroom. The work was dedicated to South African Novelist Bessie Head and formed part of the exhibition titled Women on Aeroplanes, curated by The Otolith Group, Emily Pethick, and Elvira Dyangani Ose.

Yasi Alipour

Yasi Alipour
Photo by Meg Turner
Iranian artist, writer, and folder Yasi Alipour currently lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, counting, and silence. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is a faculty member at Columbia, Parsons and SVA, New York.

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

Diana Hou

Photo of Diana Hou in a red sweater
Chinese poet Diana Hou is from Queens. She likes to drum, dance, and grow mushrooms. Their work can be found in pan-pan press.

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