Phong Bui joins ART PAPERS LIVE to discuss his work as both artist and editor, in conjunction with the
exhibition Pause on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, March 14 – June 6, 2015.
Phong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and co-founder, editor-in-chief, and publisher of
The Brooklyn Rail: a free monthly art, culture, and political journal for which he also creates original
portraits of interviewees. Bui contributes essays, reviews, and interviews to The Brooklyn Rail, and
creates portraits of each month's featured interviewees. He has written for Matador magazine, Art in America,
and Riot of Perfume, among other publications, as well as essays for exhibition catalogues and books on artists.
Bui also publishes Rail Editions, a venture that features experimental poetry, fiction, artist interviews,
and art criticism, and is the producer and host of the radio program Off The Rail, hosted by Clocktower Radio,
where he interviews artists, art historians, writers, and others.
Bui has curated over 40 monographic and
group shows since 2000. He launched Rail Curatorial Projects in 2013, with a first anniversary commemoration
of Hurricane Sandy, titled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1—a "sprawling, encompassing, inspiring
exhibition of works by some 300 artists," according to Roberta Smith of The New York Times. In 2014,
Bui curated Bloodflames Revisited—which brought the work of more than two dozen artists to New York's
Paul Kasmin Gallery—and most recently, Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior, which took place at Red
Bull Studios in Chelsea. From 2007-2010, Bui served as curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1, where he
organized monographic exhibitions of artists including Robert Bergman, Jonas Mekas, Joanna Pousette-Dart,
Tony Fitzpatrick, Harriet Korman, and Jack Whitten, as well as numerous group shows. A graduate of the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Bui attended the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting,
and Sculpture for his postgraduate studies. His work has been included in exhibitions at Pierogi, the
Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Bui has taught at Yale University, Rhode
Island School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and the School of Visual Arts.
Read More: Phong Bui by Will Corwin in ART PAPERS Nov/Dec 2014 issue
About Pause at the Zuckerman Museum of Art:
March 14 – June 6, 2015 / East Galleries and Mortin Gallery
at Kennesaw State University, 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Pause focuses on contemporary ideas about portraiture by juxtaposing a selection of paintings from the
museum's permanent collection with cutting-edge contemporary works by local, regional, national and
international artists. The show addresses artists' attempts to slow or change time, thinking about the
idea of stillness in relationship to posing for a portrait, capturing a moment, freezing frames, preserving
split seconds, suspending animation, stopping, breathing, withdrawing, or interrupting the flow. The works
exhibited also examine the moral correlations of stillness, its positive associations with meditation, reflection,
and thought, and its negative implications of idleness and stillness as lacking direction or energy.
Co-presented with the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
and the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art.
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