The New Social Environment#834

Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon

Featuring yi Hou and Andrew Woolbright, with Morgan Võ


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Oscar yi Hou joins Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright. We conclude with a poetry reading by Morgan Võ.

In this talk

Visit East of sun, west of moon, on view at the Brooklyn Museum through September 17, 2023→

Oscar yi Hou

A photo of Oscar yi Hou
Vincent Tullo for The New York Times (2022)
Oscar yi Hou is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He received his BA from Columbia University, New York. He has also studied at The Sorbonne Art School (École des arts de la Sorbonne). As winner of the third annual UOVO prize, his solo exhibition East of sun, west of moon is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

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 Morgan Võ reading.

Morgan Võ

Morgan Võ
Poet and artist Morgan Võ (b. 1989) is concerned with overlap, difficulty understanding, and resonance. His chapbooks include Lights of Earth and Eat Pamphlet; recent work has appeared in The Segue Reading Series, The Brooklyn Rail’s New Social Environment, and Can We Have Our Ball Back. He is a member of The Poetry Project Newsletter editorial collective, and organizer of G-L-O-S-S, a mutual aid-based poetry press.

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