The New Social Environment#704

Art + Tech: Technology in Contemporary Protest

Featuring Aaron Huey, Nancy Spector, and Charlotte Kent, with Rhony Bhopla


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Photographer Aaron Huey and curator Nancy Spector join Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Rhony Bhopla.

In this talk

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Aaron Huey

Photo of Aaron Huey
New media artist Aaron Huey has worked across multiple media with an emphasis on traditional and post-lens photography. He has worked with many non-profits on important causes of our day and as a National Geographic photographer has created over 30 stories for the publication about people and places around the world. His practice brings a conceptual and critical lens on the edges of our world.

Nancy Spector

Black and white photo of Nancy Spector
Widely recognized as a leading curator of her generation, Nancy Spector is an expert in contemporary art. As the Guggenheim Museum’s first Artistic Director and Chief Curator, a position created for her in 2017, Spector conceptualized and oversaw creative programming for the institution and its affiliates around the world. Spector is a recipient of many awards, including five International Art Critics Association Awards. She currently serves as a Fellow at the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation and is an International Artistic Advisor for the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.

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 Rhony Bhopla reading.

Rhony Bhopla

A portrait of Rhony Bhopla
Rhony Bhopla is a poet and visual artist. Her poems and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Notre Dame Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Cherry Moon: Emerging Voices from the Asian Diaspora, Northwest Review, and Harvard Review. Her acrylic and collage artworks are annually featured in the Crocker Art Museum’s Big Names, Small Art Auction. She serves on the Board of Directors for Women’s Wisdom Art where she supports community wellness through creativity. Rhony is a member of the Mapmakers Alumni Institute and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Pacific University. When she is not writing or painting, Rhony enjoys cooking and gardening.

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