The New Social Environment#664

Shezad Dawood: HMS Alice Liddell

Featuring Dawood and Charlotte Kent


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Shezad Dawood joins Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Ty Little.

In this talk

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Shezad Dawood

Photo of Shezad Dawood
Working across the disciplines of painting, film, neon, sculpture, performance, virtual reality, and other digital media, Shezad Dawood asks key questions of narrative, history and embodiment. Using the editing process to explore both meanings and forms, his practice often involves collaboration and knowledge exchange, mapping across multiple audiences and communities. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions include Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2021); Visions of Paradise, commission for The White House, Becontree (2021); and many others. Dawood is a Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster. He lives and works in London.

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 Ty Little reading.

Ty Little

Photo of Ty Little in a straw hat, glasses and button up yellow shirt
Poet Ty Little’s work has been featured in We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2020), shitwonder, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Her debut chapbook, Zero, will be released by Ursus Americanus Press is 2023. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

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