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Brooklyn Rail: New Social Environment

Artist Joyce Kozloff joins Rail Editor-at-Large Ann McCoy for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by PJ Lombardo.

Artist Joyce Kozloff is considered a major figure in both the Pattern and Decoration and the Feminist art movements of the 1970s, and since the early 1990s, she has utilized mapping as a structure for layering multiple meanings and examining the ways that information is communicated. Her artistic practice aims to fuse widespread cultural traditions, including applied and decorative arts, with an activist temperament. She charts physical and diplomatic terrain, creating places, real and imagined, to dramatize the intersections of culture and politics. Kozloff has also completed 18 public artworks in the US and abroad, most recently Memory and Time, a GSA commission at the federal courthouse in Greenville, SC opening to the public on August 16.

New York-based sculptor, painter, and art critic Ann McCoy is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail. She lectured at the Yale School of Drama for 10 years, and taught in the Art History Department at Barnard College for 20 years. Ann did a conversation with William Kentridge at the American Academy in Rome for his Tiber project, Triumphs and Laments, which was published in the Rail. Ann’s work is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art,the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. She is known for her large scale drawings, and sculpture. In 2019, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

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