The New Social Environment#649

Tony Bluestone: The Passenger

Featuring Bluestone and Ksenia M. Soboleva


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Tony Bluestone joins Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Óscar Moisés Díaz.

In this talk

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Tony Bluestone

Photo of Tony Bluestone painting.
Artist Tony Bluestone (b. Englewood, New Jersey) has participated in residencies including The Shandanken Project, The Basil Alakazi Residency in Detroit, DNA Residency in Provincetown and The Prattsville Art Center. She has had solo shows at Elaine L Jacob gallery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Larrie Gallery and a Two-Person Show at La Mama Gallery. She has had work in group shows at Rachel Uffner, Freight and Volume, the Academy of Arts and Letters, and others, and has also performed written works at Storm King Art Center. In 2017, she was awarded the John Koch Award by the Academy of Arts and Letters. Bluestone is a teacher at Cooper Union and Hunter College.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

A picture of art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Photo by Irina Kadyrova-Schuddeboom
Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva is a New York based art historian specializing in queer art and culture. She holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with a dissertation on art, AIDS, and lesbian identity in the United States. Soboleva is currently working on a book project titled Friendship as a Way of Art: Queer Identity and Visual Citation, and co-editing (with Svetlana Kitto) the first major publication on the lesbian gallery Trial Balloon. Her writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Ursula Magazine, as well as various exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. She teaches at the New School and NYU.

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

Óscar Moisés Díaz

Photo of Óscar Moisés Díaz
Poet-astrologer Óscar Moisés Díaz currently serves as a Contributing Editor for Asphalte Magazine and a Poetry in Translation Editor for Fence. They were a 2020-2021 Inaugural Curatorial Fellow at the Poetry Project as a member of Tierra Narrative. Other recent poems can be found in the print and online September issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

❤️ 🌈 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.