The New Social Environment#849

Art + Tech: Chryssa & New York

Featuring Megan Holly Witko, matt dilling, and Charlotte Kent, with Zefyr Lisowski


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curator Megan Holly Witko and Partner at Lite Brite Neon Studio matt dilling join Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Zefyr Lisowski.

In this talk

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Megan Holly Witko

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Megan Holly Witko is an independent art collection manager and curator. She is co-curator of Chryssa & New York, currently on view Dia Chelsea and spent more than a decade at Dia Art Foundation as a curator and exhibition manager, working on presentations of works by Lucy Raven (2021), Marian Zazeela (2020), Jacqueline Humphries (2019), Keith Sonnier (2018), François Morellet (2017), Robert Ryman (2015-17), and La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi (2015). She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has a master’s degree from New York University.

matt dilling

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matt dilling (they/them) is a partner at Lite Brite Neon Studio, located on the unceded lands of the Lenape peoples in what is currently referred to as New York. Lite Brite Neon Studio specializes in production, conservation and development of neon artworks and designs, with a focus on works by underrepresented and underserved communities of makers, including the LGTBQ+ and BIPOC communities for almost 25 years. They are the cofounder, with their partner, Erika deVries of Cygnet’s Way, a social sculpture space for transformative creative practices in Kingston (Atharahacton).

Charlotte Kent

Charlotte Kent
Associate professor of visual culture at Montclair State University Charlotte Kent, PhD, has a particular interest in historical frameworks for art practices, with a research focus on contemporary digital culture and the absurd. She writes for assorted magazines and various academic journals. She is an 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 Zefyr Lisowski reading.

Zefyr Lisowski

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Zefyr Lisowski is a poet and essayist based in New York. She’s the author of Blood Box (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and Girl Work, winner of the 2022 Noemi Book Prize. Her essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Believer, Electric Literature, Catapult, and elsewhere.

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