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  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Kelly Writers House

We invite you to the Writers House on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 PM for the first installation of our new series TIME SENSITIVE, featuring poet, artist, and art critic MARJORIE WELISH. Curated and hosted by Ethan Plaue and Rebecca N. Liu, Time Sensitive explores the time-making practices of poetry, performance, and multimedia art. The evening will begin with a reading by Welish, followed by a conversation moderated by Plaue and Liu centered around how Welish explores time in her work.


Hosted by Ethan Plaue and Rebecca Liu

Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 PM
Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk | Arts Cafe

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Curated and hosted by Ethan Plaue and Rebecca N. Liu, TIME SENSITIVE is a reading series that explores the time-making practices of poetry, performance, and multimedia art. Poets and artists may engage themes such as crisis time, ordinary time, affecting through time, micro and macro time, shared and unshared time, the materiality of time, decolonial time, and the new times of past, present, and future — in short, artworks that express a sensitivity to time.

MARJORIE WELISH is the author of poetry, most recently: In the Futurity Lounge / Asylum for Indeterminacy (Coffee House, 2012) and So What So That (Coffee House, 2016). Constructed artist's books include Oaths? Questions? with James Siena (Granary Books, 2009). Her book of art criticism is Signifying Art: Essays on art since 1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Fellowships include: Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2014-15; St. Edmond's College, Cambridge University, Visiting Fellow, 2014-15; New York Foundation for the Arts, 2007-8; Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellowship at St. John's College, Cambridge University, 2005 2002; Academy of American Poets, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize finalist, 2001; Fund for Poetry, awards: 1999 / 1989; and the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship at Brown University, 1998-99. Her creative arts practice and criticism were the subjects of a day-long conference at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, resulting in the 300-page conference book Of the Diagram: The work of Marjorie Welish (Slought Foundation, 2003). As artist, Marjorie Welish received her first solo show thanks to Laurie Anderson, then curator of the Whitney Museum Art Resources Center; she has exhibited most recently in New York, Paris, Vienna, and Cambridge, England. She has received many grants and fellowships, including: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Fifth Floor Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding (supporting an exchange between the International Studio Program, New York and the Artists’ Museum, Łódź, Poland. Collections include: Beinecke Library at Yale, Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, Getty (library), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; in 2010, with a Fulbright, she lectured at Edinburgh (U.K.) College of Art. In 2015 she was nominated for the award Anonymous Was a Woman.