The New Social Environment#556

Questions to Ask Beforehand: Morgan Bassichis

Featuring Bassichis and Ksenia M. Soboleva


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Comedic performer and artist Morgan Bassichis joins Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

Visit Questions to Ask Beforehand: Morgan Bassichis, on view at Bridget Donahue through May 14, 2022 →

Morgan Bassichis

Black and white photo of Morgan Bassichis in a chair.
© Jared Buckheister
Comedic performer MORGAN BASSICHIS has been called “a tall child or, well, a big bird” by The Nation and “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker. Morgan’s book of to-do lists, The Odd Years, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2020. Past shows include Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah (co-created with Ira Khonen Temple, Creative Time, 2021), and Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me (Whitney Museum, 2019). They were included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and Greater New York 2015 (MoMA PS1). Morgan has also released two albums. They edited and wrote the introduction for Larry Mitchell and Ned Asta’s 1977 The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions (Nightboat Books 2019). They live in New York City.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

A picture of art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Photo by Irina Kadyrova-Schuddeboom
New York-based writer and art historian Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva specializes in queer art and culture. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with a dissertation titled “Fragments: Art, AIDS, and Lesbian Identity in the United States.” Her writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, art-agenda, and various exhibition catalogues. She has curated exhibitions at Candice Madey Gallery, La MaMa Galleria, and Assembly Room. Soboleva was the 2020-2021 Jan and Marica Vilcek Curatorial Fellow at the Guggenheim Museum. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and LGBTQ+ History at the New York Historical Society.

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