Interview

Abrons Art Center
Feb 1, 6:30pm

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Results, Concrete: Carly Mandel Interviewed by Kerry Doran
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Making chronic illness visible.

Don Mee Choi and Christian Hawkey

Two poets reflect on colonialism, iconoclastic writers, and the political dimensions of translating literature under authoritarianism.

Lucy Dodd by Rashid Johnson
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Anointing her canvases with minerals, plants, smoke, and even animal urine, Dodd casts her installations as sites of ritual. 

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer by Katherine Cooper​
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A painter talks about portraits as love letters, the poetry of country music, addiction and compulsion, drawing out painful archetypes, and finding both resentment and dignity in daily life.

Milford Graves by Aakash Mittal​
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The percussionist combines martial arts, herbalism, acupuncture, and technology to concoct a healing potion equal parts ancient tradition and pioneering experimentation.

Cate Giordano by Amy Ruhl​
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Shifting between a Marie Antoinette wig, a fake mustache, and a bald cap, the sculptor and filmmaker plays all three corners of a love triangle in After the fire is gone.

Friederike Mayröcker by Jonathan Larson

Pathos, swallows, Hölderlin: a sense of the everyday and its interruptions guide the Austrian writer’s “tender prose.”

Embrace the Dread: A Conversation with Colin Winnette by R.O. Kwon
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The writer of The Job of the Wasp on horror, human evil, and writing long sentences. 

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hilton Als​
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The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.

Transforming the View: Derrick Adams Interviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
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The complexity of categories.

Meredith Monk and Jim Hodges
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The two artists consider the roles that trust and doubt play in their expressions of the ineffable.

Jlin by Jibade-Khalil Huffman​
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The Indiana-based producer composes intricate music from a blank slate, but her inspirations range from Nina Simone to discrete mathematics.

Just Keep Running: A Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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The poet on prison writing, collective art-making, Bay-area resistance, and being read in a thousand years.

Colluding with the Hoax: A Conversation with Kevin Young by Adam Fitzgerald
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The writer of Bunk on American hucksterism, racism, plagiarism, and why we believe what we want to believe.

Unusual Play: A Conversation with Martin MacInnes by Stephen Sparks
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The Infinite Ground novelist on detective fiction, Borges, end times, and the impermanence of bodies.

On the Quest for Spiritual Spaces: zoe | juniper Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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Dance as secular and sacred devotion.

Challenge and Care: An Interview with Tania El Khoury by Monica Uszerowicz
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Two current installations share their stories and vulnerability. 

From Metal to Mettle: An Interview with Sandra Gould Ford by Jessica Lanay
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“The mill is a metaphor for all of us.”

Alex Gilvarry and Gabe Hudson 
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The novelists on Vietnam, Norman Mailer, and the dragon’s perspective.

Memory and Ritual: An Interview with Doreen Garner by Forrest Muelrath
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Confronting the legacy of J. Marion Sims. 

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