The New Social Environment#955

Kathe Burkhart

Featuring Burkhart and Jill H. Casid, with Stephanie Young


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Kathe Burkhart joins Rail contributor Jill H. Casid for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Stephanie Young.

In this talk

Visit Kathe Burkhart, on view at Cheim & Read, New York through December 23, 2023 →

Visit LifeWork: The Kathe Burkhart Papers, on view at the Fales Special Collections Gallery, NYU through December 12, 2023 →

Watch Almost Heaven on Participant After Dark →

Kathe Burkhart

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Kathe Burkhart is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Rozenstraat a rose is a rose is a rose, Netherlands; Kunsthalle Fri Art, Fribourg, Switzerland; MoMA PS1, New York; and Participant Inc., New York; among others. Burkhart participated in the 45th Venice Biennale (1993), and other group exhibitions including Fast Forward: Paintings for the 1980s at the Whitney Museum, New York; and NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star at the New Museum, New York. She has published four books of fiction, in addition to a vast collection of poetry and essays. Her work is in the collections of The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The Whitney Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the SMAK Museum, Ghent among others.

Jill H. Casid

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An artist-theorist and historian, Jill H. Casid holds the appointment of Professor of Visual Studies in the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Casid is bringing to completion Doing Things with Being Undone in the Necrocene, the first part of a two-book project on Form at the Edges of Life. Casid is the author of Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minnesota, 2005), Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015) which is in Spanish translation (Metales Pesados, 2022), and the co-edited collection Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2014). Casid’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the steirischerherbst ‘23 in Graz.

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

Stephanie Young

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Stephanie Young’s books of poetry and prose include Pet Sounds, It’s No Good Everything’s Bad, and Ursula or University. Her recent writing on the history of prestige literary culture and its changing demographics, co-written with Claire Grossman and Juliana Spahr, can be found at American Literary History, Public Books, ASAP/J, and the Post45 Data Collective. Her writing on small press culture and social movements has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paideuma, The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture, From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice, and Harriet. Young teaches writing at Mills College at Northeastern University. She is a member of the Krupskaya Books editorial collective.

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