The New Social Environment#930

Perpetual Screw

Featuring Matt Taber, Nate Heiges, Phyllis Baldino, and Gaby Collins-Fernandez


12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific

International Objects founders Matt Taber and Nate Hieges and artist Phyllis Baldino join Rail contributor Gaby Collins-Fernandez for a conversation at a special time of 12:30 p.m. EST. We conclude with a poetry reading by a member of the Rail team.

In this talk

Visit Perpetual Screw, on view at International Objects, New York through November 12, 2023 →

Matt Taber

Photo of Matt Taber
Matt Taber (b. 1989, Weymouth, MA, USA) is an artist and curator and the co-founder of International Objects and International Waters galleries. Taber’s artwork deconstructs architectural systems through installation, video, sculpture, and painting. His curatorial practice is engaged in a discursive survey of contemporary material culture. Taber received his MFA from Columbia University. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nate Heiges

Photo of Nate Heiges
Nate Heiges (b. 1981, Shakopee, MN, USA) is an artist, curator, and co-founder of the gallery International Objects. Since 2021, he hosts The Selection Committee, a music-interview radio show broadcast live on Newtown Radio and available on Spotify. Themes of language, mores, manners, and the enmeshment of the body in the physical world are central to his work, and he is fascinated by the insinuation of the religious impulse into science and secular culture. His curatorial practice has focused on the relationships between artistic production, the formation of sensibilities, and domestic spaces. Heiges received his MFA from Yale University.

Phyllis Baldino

Black and white photo of Phyllis Baldino
Phyllis Baldino is a conceptual artist whose work merges performance, video, sculpture, and installation combining an exploration of perception ranging from the everyday to scientific inquiry with extensive research, to make work that creates its own logic. She has had one-person exhibitions at Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York. Baldino’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the M+ Museum in Hong Kong. Baldino earned a B.F.A. in sculpture from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Gaby Collins-Fernandez

Photo of Gaby Collins-Fernandez
Photo by Michael Marcelle
Gaby Collins-Fernandez is an artist living and working in New York City. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College (BA) and the Yale School of Art (MFA, Painting/Printmaking). Her work has been shown in the US and internationally, including at Peter Freeman, Inc., the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama and El Museo del Barrio, NY. Her work has been discussed in publications such as the Brooklyn Rail and artcritical, and on the video interview series, Gorky’s Granddaughter. She is a recipient of residencies at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and a 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Art Award. She is a founder and publisher of the annual magazine Precog, and a co-director of the artist-run art and music initiative BombPop!Up.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.