The New Social Environment#935

Steve DiBenedetto: Uncertainty Takes a Holiday

Featuring DiBenedetto and Dan Nadel, with James Sherry


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Steve DiBenedetto joins Rail contributor Dan Nadel for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by James Sherry.

In this talk

Visit Steve DiBenedetto: Uncertainty Takes a Holiday, on view at David Nolan Gallery, New York through December 9, 2023 →

Steve DiBenedetto

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Steve DiBenedetto earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1980. He has received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Fellowship Award. DiBenedetto has taught at numerous institutions including Cooper Union, Columbia University, and The School of Visual Arts. DiBenedetto’s work has been featured in numerous institutional exhibitions all over the world, including Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; MassArt, Boston, MA; Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany, among others. His work is included in numerous museum collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, as well as numerous private collections.

Dan Nadel

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Dan Nadel is Curator-at-Large for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. His biography of Robert Crumb will be published in spring 2025 by Scribner. A frequent writer on art and cartooning for books and magazines internationally, most recently on Dana Schutz, Carroll Dunham, and KAWS. Nadel has curated exhibitions for institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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

James Sherry

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James Sherry is the author of 14 books of poetry and prose, most recently Selfie: Poetry, Social Change & Ecological Connection (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022) and the poetry book Entangled Bank (Chax Press, 2016). Since 1976, he has edited Roof Books and Roof Magazine, publishing nearly 200 titles of seminal works of language writing, flarf, conceptual poetry, new narrative, and environmental poetry. He started The Segue Foundation, Inc. in 1977, producing over 10,000 events of poetry and other arts in NYC.

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