The New Social Environment#716

Heather Hart: She Cuts Through Worlds

Featuring Hart and Zoë Hopkins, with Woogee Bae


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Heather Hart joins Rail contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Woogee Bae.

In this talk

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Heather Hart

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Through her interdisciplinary practice Heather Hart fuses fabricated and historical belief systems; legends that have been bequeathed through generations mixed with invention and intuition. She is captivated by the slippage, the liminal space, between truth and fiction, oral and written histories; between what one says and what the other hears. Hart is interested in the communication between the public and the artist, the public and the work, and public with each other in a space. She is interested in cognition as it intersects with the built environment, historical records and the Black fantastic. Hart co-founded the nonprofit Black Lunch Table, most recently was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University.

Zoë Hopkins

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Zoë Hopkins is a writer and critic based in New York. She received her BA in Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University, and is currently working on her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Cultured and Hyperallergic.

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

Woogee Bae

A portrait of Woogee Bae
Woogee Bae is a poet, editor at Snail Trail Press, and a 2022/23 Critic-at-Large for Poetry Northwest. She received her MFA from the University of Washington Bothell’s Creative Writing and Poetics program. Writings can be found in Afternoon Visitor, P-QUEUE, Tagvverk, and elsewhere.

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