News & Events, Fall 2017

Friday 08/25/2017

The Brooklyn Rail meeting

Quijote Talk: Phong Bui


Occupy Rail: A Social Environment
September 7, 2017
6:30 p.m.

MFA Art Writing welcomes The Brooklyn Rail co-founder and creative director Phong Bui, who will speak on “Occupy Rail,” a two-part endeavor which seeks to encourage and support motivated individuals in various cities in the U.S. to create their own Rail publication. Occupy Rail also stages one cycle of the Rail's production at a selected venue for one month, turning the Rail into a "social environment." This aims to be a consequential step following in the footsteps of Joseph Beuys’ "social sculpture" and Nicholas Bourriaud's relational aesthetics.

QUIJOTE TALKS take place in our library on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea, usually on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Named after our favorite after-lecture hangout, El Quijote in the Chelsea Hotel, and inspired by the knight errant himself, this new series consists of pointed talks and discussions about relevant pasts and possible futures.