The New Social Environment#879

Gala Porras-Kim: The weight of a patina of time

Featuring Porras-Kim and Jonathan T.D. Neil, with Anna Maria Hong


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Gala Porras-Kim joins Rail contributor Jonathan T.D. Neil for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Anna Maria Hong.

In this talk

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Gala Porras-Kim

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Gala Porras-Kim received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009 and an MA in Latin American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. Solo exhibitions have been held at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville (2023); Gasworks, London and CAMSTL, St. Louis (2022), and elsewhere, including numerous biennials. Porras-Kim is a recipient of numerous awards, and has participated in residencies at the Getty Research Institute (2020-22), among others, and her work is held in many collections, including MoMA (NYC), the Brooklyn Museum, and the Hammer Museum (LA).

Jonathan T.D. Neil

A portrait of Jonathan T.D. Neil.
Jonathan T. D. Neil was Editor of the Held Essays on Visual Art for the Brooklyn Rail from 2011-15. Currently he is Co-Founder of Inversion Art, a startup that provides investment, strategy and management services to visual artists.

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

Anna Maria Hong

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Anna Maria Hong is the author of the poetry collections Age of Glass, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition, and Fablesque, winner of Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize, and the novella H & G, winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize. Her writings appear in many publications including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Guernica, and elsewhere. With Christine Hume, she co-edited Traversals: A Folio on Walking, published recently in The Hopkins Review. A recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, she is an Associate Professor at Mount Holyoke College.

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