The New Social Environment#681

Liz Collins: Mischief

Featuring Collins, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Ksenia M. Soboleva, with Rebecca Teich


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Liz Collins and curator Julia Bryan-Wilson join Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Rebecca Teich.

In this talk

Visit Liz Collins: Mischief, on view at Touchstones Rochdale through January 8, 2023 →

Liz Collins

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Multimedia artist Liz Collins works fluidly between art and design, with emphasis and expertise in textiles. Liz’s solo exhibitions and installations have been presented at Museum of Arts and Design, the Tang Museum, Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, among others. Collins’ honors include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, Foundation for/ Contemporary Arts & ArtistRelief grants, Drawing Center Open Sessions. In 2020, the Tang Museum released Liz Collins Energy Field, Collins’ first major publication. Next year several of her works will be included in Lynne Cooke’s upcoming survey show about textiles and abstract art, and an expanded version of Mischief, Collins’ mid-career retrospective at Touchstones Rochdale will open at the RISD Museum in 2025 with a major publication.

Julia Bryan-Wilson

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Julia Bryan-Wilson is the author of Louise Nevelson’s Sculpture: Drag, Color, Join, Face. Her previous books include Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and Fray: Art and Textile Politics, which won the ASAP Book Prize, the Frank Jewett Mather Award from CAA, and the Robert Motherwell Book Award. She teaches at Columbia University and is Curator-at-Large at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

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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 Rebecca Teich reading.

Rebecca Teich

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Writer and curator Rebecca Teich is a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. The co-curator of Desperate Living Reading Series with Ry Dunn, she curated the Fall 2018 and 2019 Segue Reading Series, and was Artists Space’s teaching-poet-in-residence 2019–2021. Teich’s writing has been featured in The Tiny Mag, No, Dear Magazine,, Nightboat Resonances, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Baest Journal, and elsewhere. Teich’s first chapbook, Caffeine Chronicles (2021), was published by Portable Press @ YoYo Labs.

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