Amit Chaudhuri

MoMA Mia: A video conversation with Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri asked me to meet him at New York's Museum of Modern Art on September 22, 2022, to talk about the museum's way of framing  modern art, bouncing off a conversation we had at the museum a few years earlier. A starting point for the conversation is my essay "Disfiguring Abstraction" in Pitch of Poetry. Chaudhuri deepens and enriches my attempts to get outside the "Western Box" (as Olson called it ) when looking at some of my favorite works of art. This is the first in what will be a series of video conversations for Chauhuri's web site Literary Activism, where this video was first posted. Note: ambient sound from IPhone (vertical image). 

Amit Chaudhuri in conversation with Charles Bernstein

McNally-Jackson books, NY, Sept. 6, 2022

photo: Susan Bee / PennSound

My conversation with Amit Chaudhuri at the South Street Seaport McNally-Jackson took place on September 6, 2022, celebrating the release of Sojourn from New York Review Books. We also discussed his 2021 book with NYRB, Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music. 

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