The New Social Environment#850

Kevin Beasley: In an effort to keep

Featuring Beasley and Amanda Gluibizzi, with JJJJJerome Ellis


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Kevin Beasley joins Rail ArtSeen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by JJJJJerome Ellis.

In this talk

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Kevin Beasley

Photo of Kevin Beasley
Photo by David Schulze
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985, Lynchburg, VA) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from The College for Creative Studies, Detroit in 2007 and his MFA from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2012. Beasley’s practice spans sculpture, photography, sound, and performance, while centering on materials of cultural and personal significance, from raw cotton harvested from his family’s property in Virginia to sounds gathered using contact microphones. Beasley alters, casts, and molds these diverse materials to form a body of works that acknowledge the complex, shared histories of the broader American experience, steeped in generational memories.

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

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

JJJJJerome Ellis

Photo of Jerome Ellis
Photo by Marc J. Franklin
JJJJJerome Ellis is an animal, artist, and proud stutterer. Through music, literature, performance, video, and photography he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time. Born in 1989 to Jamaican and Grenadian immigrants, he lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife, ecologist-poet Luísa Black Ellis.

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