On Friday, October 14, 7pm at SCAD’s Ivy Hall, Raphael Rubinstein will perform A Geniza, “a poem of fragmented fragments pertaining to Edmond Jabès, Uum Kalsoum, Leila Mourad and other former and current citizens of Cairo, Egypt” that delves into the history of Cairo as a multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan and contested site. Each reading of the poem, which has been published in a deluxe limited edition by Granary Books, takes the form of a never-to-be-repeated random sequence.

Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based poet and art critic. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art and an occasional curator. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2010, his blog The Silo won a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

His numerous publications include A Geniza (Granary Books, 2015); The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now, 2007); Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice (Hard Press Editions, 2006); Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002 (Hard Press Editions, 2003), and The Basement of the Café Rilké (Hard Press Editions, 1996).

Recent curatorial projects include “The Silo” at Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, 2016; “Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s” at Cheim & Read, New York, 2013, and “Provisional Painting” at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, 2011.

WHEN, Friday, October 14, 7pm
WHERE: SCAD IVY Hall, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave.  


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