The New Social Environment#674

Sarah Sense: Power Lines

Featuring Sense and Yasmeen Siddiqui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Sarah Sense joins Rail contributor Yasmeen Siddiqui for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Molly McGlennen.

In this talk

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Sarah Sense

Black and white photo of Sarah Sense
Photo by Gavin Brockis
Artist Sarah Sense is from Sacramento, California. Sense has been practicing photo-weaving with traditional basket techniques from her Chitimacha and Choctaw family since 2004. While director and curator of the American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, Sense catalogued the gallery’s thirty-year history, inspiring her search for Indigenous art internationally. Her world travels were charged with archive research, photo-weaving project that expanded to community programming, international Indigenous artist interviews and a book, Weaving the Americas. Her most recent commissions for Florida State University (2021) and Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth (2022) are large wall weaving of maps and documents from the British Library archive.

Yasmeen Siddiqui

Black and white portrait of writer and curator Yasmeen Siddiqui in front of a green tree.
Guiding editor and writer Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of the nonprofit press, Minerva Projects, and a Communications Manager at the National Academy of Design. Her practice is an overarching commitment to testing perceptions of either specific artists or existing art movements through the synchronized interplay of writing and exhibition making. Siddiqui’s articles and essays are published by: Phaidon, Samsung Art Museum, Art Papers; Modern Painters, Flash Art, NKA, the Cairo Times, iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), and the Americas Society, among others. Her awards include from the Ucross Foundation, and her work with artists has been recognized by the New York based Independent Curators International and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

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

Molly McGlennen

Photo of Molly McGlennen.
Poet Molly McGlennen, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is of Anishinaabe and European descent. She is an Associate Professor of English and Native American Studies and Director of the American Studies Program at Vassar College. She earned a PhD in Native American Studies from University of California, Davis and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. McGlennen is author of Fried Fish and Flour Biscuits, published by Salt’s Earthworks Series of Indigenous writers; Our Bearings, published by the University of Arizona’s Sun Tracks series; and the monograph Creative Alliances: The Transnational Designs of Indigenous Women’s Poetry from the University of Oklahoma Press, which earned the Beatrice Medicine Award for outstanding scholarship in American Indian Literature.

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