Artist Jackie Nickerson will be in conversation with professor and Rail contributor Charlotte Kent. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Jasmin Kaur.
An artist and photographer who has began photographing Zimbabwean farm workers in 1996 as a way to change the perception that those who work in African agriculture are disempowered, unmodern people. The resulting series, ‘Farm’, focused on the unique and beautiful clothing the workers made for themselves, and by doing so highlighted the worker’s identity, individuality, and ultimately their modernism. This was published by Jonathan Cape in September 2002. (German edition, ‘Leben Mit Der Erde’, published by Frederking and Thaler, 2002; French edition, ‘Une Autre Afrique’, published by Flammarion, 2002. Nickerson divides her time between London and rural Ireland.
Assistant Professor of Visual Culture at Montclair State University Charlotte Kent, PhD investigates the absurd in contemporary art and speculative design, often in relationship to issues of digital culture. She writes for Artists Magazine, CLOT, Litro, Musée, and regularly for the Brooklyn Rail, among others. She serves on the Board of Governors of the National Arts Club. Charlotte is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and
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A writer, illustrator and poet living on unceded Sto:lo First Nations territory. Her writing, which explores themes of feminism, womanhood, social justice and love, acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. Named a “rising star” by Vogue Magazine and a “Writer to Watch” by CBC Books, she has toured across North America, the UK and Australia to connect with youth through the power of artistic expression. Her debut poetry and prose collection, When You Ask Me Where I’m Going was shortlisted for the Goodreads Choice Awards. Her sophomore novel, If I Tell You The Truth, is releasing on January 19th 2021. Currently an MFA student in the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing program, Jasmin can usually be found daydreaming about the next story she’s itching to tell.