“In the Room” Feature Essay in April 2018 Art in America

In this essay, I explore MoMA’s Forums on Contemporary Photography, particularly the forums in 2016-2017 “Queer Photography from Stonewall to AIDS,” and “What Makes Photography Feminist & Queer?” I also write about Darrel Ellis and the history of the New Photography series and the relationship between unscripted conversations and exhibition practices at institutions like MoMA. “In the Room” appears in the April 2018 issue of Art in America.





What’s Wrong with Rights?

As part of “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” at the New Museum on December 14, 2017, I was part of a panel discussion, What’s Wrong With Rights?, as part of the exhibition’s advisory group with Lia Gangitano, Jack Halberstam, Fred Moten, and Eric A. Stanley, moderated by Johanna Burton.





The Kitchen: L.A.B. on “Relation”

The Kitchen L.A.B.: Ariel Goldberg, Aliza Nisenbaum, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste (September 25, 2017) from The Kitchen on Vimeo.

The Kitchen L.A.B. (its acronym stands for “language,” “art,” “bodies”) invites artists, authors, and curators to unpack ambiguous vocabularies in contemporary art by responding to them both in conversation and artworks. Each evening creates a kind of hybrid event—and, over time, a hybrid audience—that underlines not only points of commonality among disciplines and generations but also, as important, real differences. On September 25, 2017, I participated in The Kitchen L.A.B. series with Aliza Nisenbaum and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.





Lecture on “Photographing the News”

In June 2017 at e-flux, I gave a lecture on the photographs of: Helen Levitt, Facundo de Zuviría, Nacho Lopez, Charles “Teenie” Harris, León Ruiz, Jessie Tarbox Beals, Héctor García, Berenice Abbott, and Elizabeth McCausland. Other meditations of the lecture included: stills from Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames and the space between Democracy Now! and The New York Times, or, how Amy Goodman’s voice cracks and a camera phone scans the height and width of a print headline.





Lecture on The Estrangement Principle

I gave a lecture on The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) at the SVA Art Writing MFA Quikote Talks series in January 2017.





The Estrangement Principle from Nightboat Books


Triangle Microphone, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 12.5×19″.

The Estrangement Principle is a book of essays on labeling art queer. Launch on Sunday November 20th, 2016, 6-8pm, at Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey St, New York City. Special guests Saretta Morgan, Amelia Bande, and Jess Barbagallo give short readings from the book.  The Estrangement Principle is available wherever books are sold & at Small Press Distribution.





Straight Photography at The Range


Eyeballs, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 19×12.5″

The Range in Saguache, Colorado is hosting an exhibition of 41 photographs and a poetic essay from May 21-June 30, 2016. Please visit wwww.therangeontheinternet.com to view a gallery tour of Straight Photography (15:32).





The Photographer available through Small Press Distribution


Newslip, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″

My first book of poetry, based on 5 plus years of writing on photography, is out from Roof Books. You can purchase The Photographer through Small Press Distribution.





The Poetry Project


New Years Day Marathon Reading, 2016, Photo Credit Ted Roeder

From 2015-2017, I curated and hosted the Friday Night Reading series at The Poetry Project. In 2014, I curated the Wednesday Night Series. Archives of readings can be found on The Poetry Project’s Soundcloud.





A New Nothing with Katie Kline

Please visit the photo conversation site A New Nothing to view Katie Kline’s photos talking to my photos.