The New Social Environment#719

Philip Guston Now

Featuring Alison de Lima Greene and Kelly Baum, with Simon Schuchat


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curator Alison de Lima Greene joins curator Kelly Baum for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Simon Schuchat.

In this talk

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Alison de Lima Greene

Alison de Lima Greene
Alison de Lima Greene is the Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A 2010 Fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership, she has organized numerous exhibitions, and her recent projects have profiled Mark Rothko, Mike and Doug Starn, and Pipilotti Rist. Working closely with Harry Cooper, Kate Nesin, and Mark Godfrey, she co-curated Philip Guston Now, on view in Houston through January 16, 2023.

Kelly Baum

Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, Modern, and Contemporary Art Kelly Baum has been a curator for over two decades at civic and university art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin; and the Princeton University Art Museum, where she was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art. Kelly has published widely and organized dozens of exhibitions, including Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017 with Katy Siegel in 2018, Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space 2000-2010, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled; and New Jersey as Non-Site.

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

Simon Schuchat

A portrait of Simon Schuchat
Simon Schuchat has lived in New York, Chicago, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing and Moscow, just to name a few. His translations of Chinese and Russian prose and poetry have appeared in various anthologies and magazines, as well as his own poetry, which has also been published in four collections. According to Kathy Acker, “his poetry doesn’t tell you stuff: it is consciousness.” Soviet Texts, his translations of Moscow conceptualist poet Dmitri Prigov came out in 2020 from Ugly Duckling Presse.

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