Event: MIRRORING PRACTICE: POETS RESPOND TO JASPER JOHNS .
Organizer: WHITNEY MUSEUM.
Speakers: Rick Barot, Khadijah Queen.
Date: Jan 20th 7:00pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jan 20th 4:00pm | ET: Jan 20th 7:00pm.
Europe - UK: Jan 21st 12:00am | CET: Jan 21st 1:00am.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jan 21st 8:00am | AET: Jan 21st 11:00am.
Description from Whitney Museum:
"This poetry reading brings together poets whose work has long been engaged with painting and the visual arts: Rick Barot, Khadijah Queen, Cole Swensen, and Brian Teare. Each poet is writing new work that responds to Jasper Johns as a maker, highlighting the fact that poetry at its root (poiein) means to make. Their poems have mirrored painting sometimes through traditional representational means—description, figuration—and at other times through radical abstracting tactics—processes of layering, cutting, and scraping. Their work has treated painting as subject matter, and has also treated language as a material whose properties, like those of paint, need further investigation.
This reading of new work extends the long mutual admiration between poets and painters, an admiration that includes critical inquiry and explores the limits of paintings that mirror poems, and of language that mirrors paint. Marrying art historical research, the hands-on technique of collage, the critic’s visual acumen, and a gift for the gestural, the work of these poets carries ekphrastic art forward into the twenty-first century. "
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