Artist Carol Szymanski joins Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a converastion. We conclude with a poetry reading by S. David.
In this talk
Artist Carol Szymanski’s work spans many media, from sculpture and painting to video and performance. She has become particularly known for a series of sculptures in the form of invented musical instruments, and particularly brass horns shaped from the alphabet, that she has been making since 1993. She has been a recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Szymanski has also collaborated with numerous composers and musicians including Ben Neill, Ekmeles Ensemble, Betsy McClelland, Dewey Redman, and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2021 Szymanski presented the performance Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band with avant-garde trumpeter, jaimie branch, at Park Avenue Armory.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have S. David reading.
History writer and artist from the US capital metro area (Tsenacommacah), S. David focuses on culture, music, and memory at social margins. Known for idiosyncrasy and disquiet, his words have appeared in digital and print sources as diverse as Tiny Mix Tapes, the Brooklyn Rail, Dweller Forever’s blog, and Ars Technica, among others. He is currently a Production Assistant at the Brooklyn Rail.