Common Ground#723

White Columns

Featuring Matthew Higgs and Andrew Woolbright, with Terrence Arjoon


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

White Columns Director and Chief Curator Matthew Higgs joins Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Terrence Arjoon.

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Matthew Higgs

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Matthew Higgs (b.1964) is an artist, curator, and writer. Since 2004 he has been the director and chief curator of White Columns, New York’s oldest alternative art space. Over the past thirty years Higgs has organized more than 200 exhibitions and his writing has appeared in more than 50 publications. His exhibition ‘Creative! Growth!’ - a fifty-year survey of Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center - is currently on view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He is the curatorial advisor to the INDEPENDENT art fair, and a contributing editor at both The Paris Review and Arena Homme+.

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Woolbright
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Cash Ragona at the Hole; and curated shows at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Hesse Flatow in the summer or 2022. He currently teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.

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

Terrence Arjoon

A black and white photo of Terrence Arjoon
Terrence Arjoon is a poet and book-maker whose work has appeared in Taggverk, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Screen Slate. His chapbook Acid Splash, or Into Blue Caves was published by 1080press. He edits 1080 Magazine and The Brooklyn Review and co-organizes the poetry series at Pete’s Candy Store.

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