The New Social Environment#954

Ilana Harris-Babou: Needy Machines

Featuring Harris-Babou and Charlotte Kent, with Sissi LoveJoy


11:30 a.m. Eastern / 8:30 a.m. Pacific

Artist Ilana Harris-Babou joins Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Sissi LoveJoy.

In this talk

Visit Needy Machines, on view at Candice Madey, New York through December 16, 2023

Visit Under My Feet, on view at Storefront for Art and Architecture through December 16, 2023

Ilana Harris-Babou

Photo of the artist in a green tank top in front of a store window.
Photo: PJ Roundtree
Ilana Harris-Babou’s work is interdisciplinary, spanning sculpture, installation, and video. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions throughout the US and Europe. In May 2023, Harris-Babou’s work Liquid Gold took over the screens of Times Square for the Midnight Moment program. She has been included in the Istanbul Design Biennial (2020) and The Whitney Biennial (2019). Group exhibitions include The Wellcome Collection; California College of the Arts Wattis Institute; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among others. Harris-Babou lives and works in Brooklyn and Middletown, and holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Yale University.

Charlotte Kent

Charlotte Kent
Associate professor of visual culture at Montclair State University Charlotte Kent, PhD, has a particular interest in historical frameworks for art practices, with a research focus on contemporary digital culture and the absurd. She writes for assorted magazines and various academic journals. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Sissi LoveJoy

Photo of Sissi LoveJoy
Sissi LoveJoy is an artist and poet concerned with insanity, lesbianism, the other, death, desire and fantasy in the literary and cultural sphere.

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