Artist Carrie Moyer joins writer Malvika Jolly for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading from Samita Sinha.
In this talk
Artist and writer Carrie Moyer is known for her sumptuous paintings which explore and extend the legacy of American Abstraction. Moyer’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including the 2017 Whitney Biennial and several solo museum presentations. Between 1991-2008, Moyer and photographer Sue Schaffner collaborated as Dyke Action Machine! She has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital, among others. Moyer’s first monograph, released this past fall by Rizzoli Books, includes writing by Johanna Fateman, Lauren O’Neill-Butler, and Katy Seigel. Along with Lisa Corinne Davis, she co-directs the MFA Program in Studio Art at Hunter College. Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York City.
Artist, writer, and translator Malvika Jolly (she/her) lives on occupied Munsee, Lenape, and Wappinger land in New York City. Her essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Chicago magazine, The Margins, and the South Side Weekly, where she is a regular contributor focusing on visual culture and community history. She is the Special Projects Associate at the Brooklyn Rail.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Samita Sinha reading.
Artist and composer Samita Sinha creates multidisciplinary performance works that investigate origins of voice: the quantum entanglement of listening and sounding, how voice emerges from the body and consciousness, and how voice can be claimed and rescued from voicelessness. She synthesizes Indian vocal traditions (Hindustani classical and Bengali Baul folk) and embodied energetic practices to create a decolonized, bodily, multivalent language of vibration and transformation.