The New Social Environment#769

Sean Landers: Adrift

Featuring Landers and Jason Rosenfeld, with Jeffrey C. Wright


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Sean Landers joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jeffrey C. Wright.

In this talk

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Sean Landers

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Sean Landers is an American conceptual artist, best known for using his personal experience as public subject matter and for utilizing diverse styles and media in a performative manner. Through the use of painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, writing, video and audio, Landers reveals the process of artistic creation through humor and confession, gravity and pathos. He blurs the lines between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy, sincerity and insincerity, while presenting a portrait of the artist’s consciousness. Landers’s work is represented in numerous museum and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and elsewhere. Landers lives and works in New York City.

Jason Rosenfeld

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Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

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Poet Jeffrey Cyphers Wright received his MFA in poetry after studying with Allen Ginsberg. Best known as a New Romantic poet, he is also a publisher, critic, eco-activist, impresario, singer/songwriter, filmmaker, puppeteer, and artist. He is author of 18 books of verse, including Blue Lyre and Party Everywhere. A book of sonnets and artwork called Doppelgängster is forthcoming from Mad Hat Press. The former publisher of Cover Magazine, Wright now publishes Live Mag!

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