The New Social Environment#710

Gerard & Kelly: Panorama

Featuring Brennan Gerard, Ryan Kelly, and Charles Shafaieh, with Violet Spurlock


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Multidisciplinary collaborators Gerard & Kelly join Rail contributor Charles Shafaieh for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Violet Spurlock.

In this talk

Visit Gerard & Kelly: Panorama, on view at Marian Goodman Gallery through December 20, 2022 →

Gerard & Kelly

Photo of Gerard & Kelly
Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly were both Van Lier Fellows of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and later each received an Interdisciplinary Studio MFA at UCLA. Gerard & Kelly began collaborating in 2003 and employ multiple disciplines—performance, video, and installation—to examine questions of collective and individual memory, gender and sexuality, queer subjectivity, and the relationship between dance and visual art. Recent solo exhibitions and performances of their work have also been held at Carré d’Art, Nîmes (2022), MAMCO Genève (2020), MOCA, Los Angeles (2020), Festival d’Automne, Paris (2017 and 2019), and elsewhere. Recent group exhibitions include FRAC Franche-Comté, Besancon (2022) and Chicago Architecture Biennial (2017), among others.

Charles Shafaieh

Charles Shafaieh
Photo by Rahi Rezvani
Editor-at-large for the Brooklyn Rail, Charles Shafaieh’s writing on theatre, visual art, literature, film, and music has appeared in numerous international publications including The New Yorker, Artforum, The Irish Times, and The Weekend Australian Review. Originally from Montana and now based in New York City, he writes regularly on opera for Opera News and on architecture and design for Harvard Design Magazine. His essays have also appeared in multiple books, such as The Touch: Spaces Designed for the Senses (gestalten 2019). With the Brooklyn Public Library, he co-curates Litfilm, an annual film festival focused on writers.

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

Violet Spurlock

A portrait of poet Violet Spurlock
Violet Spurlock is the author of Alloyed Bliss (Eyelet, 2021) and VS VS VS (GaussPDF, 2021). Her first full-length book, In Lieu of Solutions, won the Other Futures Award and is forthcoming from Futurepoem.

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