The New Social Environment#770

Susan Bee: Apocalypses, Fables, and Reveries

Featuring Bee and Ann McCoy, with Charles Bernstein


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Susan Bee joins Rail Editor-at-Large Ann McCoy for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Charles Bernstein.

In this talk

Visit Susan Bee: Apocalypses, Fables, and Reveries, on view at A.I.R. Gallery through April 16, 2023 →

Susan Bee

A portrait of Susan Bee by Phong H. Bui
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Brooklyn based artist Susan Bee has had ten solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery. Bee has published eighteen artist’s books, including collaborations with Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, Jerome McGann, Rachel Levitsky, and Jerome Rothenberg. Bee’s artwork is in many collections and has been widely reviewed. She has given numerous talks in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. She was the coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G from 1986-2016. Her artist’s book archive and the M/E/A/N/I/N/G archive are at the Beinecke Library at Yale. She has a BA from Barnard College and a MA from Hunter College. Bee received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2014. Her latest book is Off-World Fairy Tales, with Johanna Drucker, Litmus Press.

Ann McCoy

Portrait drawing of Ann McCoy
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
New York-based sculptor, painter, and art critic Ann McCoy is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail. She lectured at the Yale School of Drama for 10 years, and taught in the Art History Department at Barnard College for 20 years. Ann’s work is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. In 2019, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Ann McCoy worked with Prof. C.A. Meier, Jung’s heir apparent for twenty-five years in Zurich. She has studied alchemy since the early seventies in Zurich and in Rome at the Vatican Library.

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

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein
Poet Charles Bernstein is the winner of the 2019 Bollingen Prize for Near/Miss (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and for lifetime achievement in American Poetry. He is the author of Topsy-Turvy (Chicago, April 2021) and Pitch of Poetry (Chicago, 2016).

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