The New Social Environment#943

Aesthetic Confessions: Miguel Abreu

Featuring Abreu and Raphael Rubinstein, with David Blair


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Gallerist Miguel Abreu joins Rail Editor-at-Large Raphael Rubinstein for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by David Blair.

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Miguel Abreu

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Miguel Abreu was born in New York City and grew up in Paris. He established his namesake gallery in 2006 to nurture and promote what Abreu describes as “conceptually challenging, and plastically realized” works of art. In 2010 he co-founded Sequence Press, a publishing enterprise focusing on contemporary philosophy and the arts.

Raphael Rubinstein

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Raphael Rubinstein’s most recent book is Negative Work: The Turn to Provisionality in Contemporary Art (Bloomsbury Academic, 2023). Other publications include The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014), A Geniza (Granary Books, 2015) and monographs on Shirley Jaffe (Flammarion, 2014) and Guillermo Kuitca (Lund Humphries, 2020). Curatorial projects include Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s (Cheim & Read, 2013) and Under Erasure (co-curated with Heather Bause Rubinstein, at Pierogi, 2018-19) His poems have appeared in several anthologies including Best American Poetry 2015. A contributing editor of Art in America and an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail, he is also Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston School of Art.

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

David Blair

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David Blair was born in New York City and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s the author of five books of poetry and a collection of essays. His newest book True Figures: Selected Shorter Poems and Prose Poems, 1998-2021 was just published by MadHat Press in October. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, and he teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire. He’s been a Boston poet for the last twenty-five years.

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