Common Ground#938

Pepe Karmel: Looking at Picasso

Featuring Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro, with Shin Yu Pai


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Art historian Pepe Karmel joins Rail consulting editor Joachim Pissarro for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Shin Yu Pai.

In this talk

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Pepe Karmel

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Pepe Karmel is a Professor in the Department of Art History, New York University. He is the author of Picasso and the Invention of Cubism (2003), Abstract Art: A Global History (2020), and Looking at Picasso (fall 2023). He has written widely on modern and contemporary art for museum catalogues, as well as for The New York Times, Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. He has also curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Robert Morris: Felt Works (Grey Art Gallery, New York, 1989), Jackson Pollock (MoMA, New York, 1998), and Dialogues with Picasso (Museo Picasso Málaga, 2020).

Joachim Pissarro

Joachim Pissarro
Art historian, theoretician, curator, and educator Joachim Pissarro is director of the Hunter College Galleries and Bershad Professor of Art History at Hunter College. He has held positions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, MoMa, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Academy of London, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Notable exhibitions Pissarro curated include Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865–1885 (2005) and Out of Time: A Contemporary View (2006, with Eva Respini), which have toured internationally. Pissarro has served as the Editorial Director of Wildenstein Publications and is the author of numerous books, most recently, Wild Art, with art critic David Carrier and published by Phaidon Press. Pisarro is Consulting Editor of the Rail.

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

Shin Yu Pai

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Shin Yu Pai is currently Civic Poet of The City of Seattle. She has written, performed, and published poetry for 25 years and is the author of 13 books, including most recently Less Desolate (Blue Cactus Press) and No Neutral (Empty Bowl). She is host and creator of Ten Thousand Things, a podcast on Asian American stories for KUOW Public Radio.

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