The New Social Environment#736

Baseera Khan: Weight on History

Featuring Khan and Zoë Hopkins, with Manal Kara


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Baseera Khan joins Rail contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Manal Kara.

In this talk

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Baseera Khan

Photo of Baseera Khan
Baseera Khan is a New York-based performance, sculpture, and installation artist who makes work to discuss materials and their economies, labor, family structures, religion, and spiritual well being. Khan is currently working on a public art commission on The High Line for fall 2023 and is an adjunct professor of sculpture, performance, and critical theory. Khan mounted their first museum solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2021-22), and opened their first solo touring exhibition at Moody Arts Center for the Arts, Rice University (2022-2023). Khan’s performance work has premiered at several locations including Whitney Museum of American Art, and Art POP Montreal International Music Festival. Their work is published in 4Columns, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere.

Zoë Hopkins

Photo of Zoë Hopkins.
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 Manal Kara reading.

Manal Kara

A photo of the back of Manal Kara in a white dress among red trees
Manal Kara is a Moroccan-American self-taught artist. Recent solo exhibitions include Hypothèses, Pangée, Montréal; and Conjectures, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. They have attended residencies at ACRE, Ox-Bow, September Spring at the Kesey Farm, Project Freewill, and Shandaken: Storm King. They will have a solo exhibition this fall with Deli Gallery, New York, and their debut collection of poems and drawings is forthcoming with M. LeBlanc gallery, Chicago.

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