Susan Bee and Raphael Rubinstein in conversation at the New York Public Library (on PennSound)

Susan Bee: Artist Dialogue with Raphael Rubinstein
Saturday, June 6, 2:30 pm, The Corner Room
Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue New York, NY

MP3 (1 hr 11 min)
Introduced by curator Arezoo Moseni

Held in conjunction with Art Wall on Third exhibition "Susan Bee: The Challenge of Painting," this was  a discussion between painter Susan Bee and poet-critic Raphael Rubinstein, focusing on Bee's narrative-based work, which incorporates elements from the 20th-century abstract painting and cinematic history including film noir. Bee and Rubinstein also consider poet and painter collaborations, a genre in which both have considerable experience. What happens when artists and writers encounter each other in the pages of a livre d'artiste? How do images and words affect each other? What are the specific possibilities of the book as a site of collaboration? Another theme to be addressed: the interaction of personal history and political history, as exemplified by some of Bee's paintings.