Hauser & Wirth Publishers presents Conversations in Contemporary Poetics, a monthly reading series and discussion group that explores the diverse ways in which poetry integrates with life, media, and politics.
Organized by writer and curator Jeffrey Grunthaner, Conversations in Contemporary Poetics foregrounds what goes on behind the making of a poem. Rather than simply presenting poems as completed works (books, or finalized texts), the series acts like a studio visit, showcasing aspects of a poet’s creative practice that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The forthcoming installment of the series, held on Tuesday 17 April 2018, will feature readings by poet, novelist, and critic Andrew Durbin and visual artist Jim Dine. Their readings will be followed by a Q&A guided discussion.
A collectible program, including poems by the readers and original artwork by Alex Sewell, will be available at the event. Audio of the readings and discussion will be archived by Winston Taylor Records.
About the readers and series organizer:
Andrew Durbin is a poet, novelist, and critic. He is the author of Mature Themes (2014) and MacArthur Park (2017), both from Nightboat Books. A monograph on Raymond Pettibon, Spiyt th’ Words, is forthcoming from David Zwirner Books in May 2018. He is currently working on a novel about the end of Manhattan. He is a Senior Editor of Frieze magazine and lives in New York.
Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Art Academy of Cincinnati during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his BFA in 1957. In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University, New Haven, and artist-in- residence at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He was a visiting critic at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1966. Dine has been given solo shows in museums in Europe and the United States, most recently at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1999), the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2004), and the Pompidou (2018). Dine lives in New York, Paris, and Walla Walla, Washington.
Jeffrey Grunthaner is a writer and curator based in New York. Their articles, reviews, poems and essays have appeared via Drag City Books, Hyperallergic, BOMB, Archinect, Folder, artnet News, the 2016 Queens International exhibition catalogue, Imperial Matters, and other venues. Their chapbook THE TTTROUBLEWWITH SUUNDAAYS was published by Louffa Press.
Image: Alex Sewell, (Untitled – unfinished), 2015, graphite on watercolor paper