The New Social Environment#780

Jimmy DeSana: Submission

Featuring Drew Sawyer and Jill H. Casid, with Ry Dunn


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curator Drew Sawyer joins Visual Studies scholar Jill H. Casid for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Ry Dunn.

In this talk

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Drew Sawyer

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Drew Sawyer is the Phillip and Edith Leonian Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum where he has curated and co-curated several shows, including Jimmy DeSana: Submission, John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance, and Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha. He has previously held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Columbus Museum of Art, where he co-organized the award-winning historical survey, Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989. Other exhibitions include Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston, Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories, and Lucy Raven: Low Relief. Sawyer holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University, and is a regular contributor to publications including Artforum, Aperture, Mousse, and Osmos.

Jill H. Casid

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An artist-theorist and historian, Jill H. Casid holds the appointment of Professor of Visual Studies in the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Casid is bringing to completion Doing Things with Being Undone in the Necrocene, the first part of a two-book project on Form at the Edges of Life. Casid is the author of Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minnesota, 2005), Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015) which is in Spanish translation (Metales Pesados, 2022), and the co-edited collection Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2014). Casid’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the steirischerherbst ‘23 in Graz.

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

Ry Dunn

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Ry Dunn is a poet and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. He curates the Desperate Living Reading Series with Rebecca Teich.

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