Michelle Handelman with Jill H. Casid and Ksenia M. Soboleva

Video (1:25:30): A Brooklyn Rail Conversation – Michelle Handelman with Jill H. Casid and Ksenia M. Soboleva. They talk about Michelle Handelman: DELIRIUM PART ONE: DEATH (The Breakdown), 2023, multiscreen installation.

Biographies by The Brooklyn Rail:

Michelle Handelman

Michelle Handelman is a visual artist/filmmaker/writer who makes hypnotic moving image installations that push against the boundaries of gender, race and sexuality. Coming up through the years of the AIDS crisis and Culture Wars, Handelman has built a body of work that confronts the things we collectively fear and deny: sex, death, chaos. Handelman is a 2019 Creative Capital Awardee and a 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Her work has been shown widely in such venues as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Pompidou Centre, Paris; ICA, London; and elsewhere. Her award-winning film BLOODSISTERS: LEATHER, DYKES AND SADOMASOCHISM (1995) takes an in-depth look at the San Francisco leatherdyke scene during the mid-90s and is recognized as a landmark of queer history.

Jill H. Casid

Scholar and artist, Jill H. Casid is Professor of Visual Studies in the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Casid is currently completing Necrolandscaping, the first part of a two-book project on Form at the Edges of Life. Casid is the author of Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015) which is being translated into Spanish and forthcoming from Metales Pesados press, among others. Recent articles have appeared in Art in America, Women and Performance, TDR, and elsewhere. Casid’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in recent exhibitions at Signs and Symbols and the Ford Foundation Gallery, and Documenta 15.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

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.
• In the rail: https://brooklynrail.org/contributor/Ksenia-Soboleva

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