The New Social Environment#894

Rachel Feinstein in Florence

Featuring Feinstein and Andrew Woolbright, with Rachel James


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Rachel Feinstein joins Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Rachel James.

In this talk

Visit Rachel Feinstein in Florence, on view at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence through September 18, 2023 →

Visit Rachel Feinstein in Florence, on view at Museo Marino Marini through September 18, 2023 →

Visit Rachel Feinstein in Florence, on view at Museo Novecento through September 18, 2023 →

Rachel Feinstein

Black and white photo of Rachel Feinstein
Photo by Markus Jans
Born in Fort Defiance, Arizona, and raised in Miami, Rachel Feinstein received a BA in 1993 from Columbia University, New York, where she studied religion, philosophy, and studio art. Her work was included in the first iteration of MoMA PS1’s Greater New York in 2000, and her first career survey, Maiden, Mother, Crone at the Jewish Museum, New York (2019–21), presented three decades of her sculptures, paintings, and videos and was accompanied by a major monograph. In 2023, Feinstein’s exhibition Façade was at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah. Also in 2023, a multipart project exhibits Feinstein’s paintings and sculpture in dialogue with Baroque and Renaissance masterworks across three museums in Florence: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Museo Stefano Bardini, and Museo Marino Marini.

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 Rachel James reading.

Rachel James

Photo of Rachel James
Rachel James (b. Toronto, Canada) is a poet and artist with a background in experimental ethnography. She is the author of An Eros Encyclopedia (Wendy’s Subway, 2022), and her poems have been published by The Recluse and Form IV. She has presented her work in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including at Miguel Abreu Gallery and Essex Flowers in New York City, Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, The New Gallery in Calgary, and Totaldobže in Riga. As an audio documentarian she has worked with BBC Radio, WNYC, The Organist, and others. She lives in New York City, Lenapehoking.

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