Re’al Christian & Jason Lipeles in Conversation

Re’al Christian and Jason Lipeles will discuss the silences and mishearings they find in each other’s contributions to ART PAPERS Summer 2021 “Speculative Masculinities” issue. Christian’s introduction and interview with Kenneth Tam, The Silence We Hold Between Our Bodies and Lipeles’s print and online/video piece, do/you, will serve as the frame for a conversation about the potentialities held within bodies, vulnerabilities, communities. They’ll ask “How is silence felt—or put into words?”

Jason Lipeles (he/him) is a writer, video artist, and human-being-with-feelings. He co-founded the ee!, a space for loving responses to zines and artbooks, with Marchella Green. He is an alumnus of Image Text Ithaca MFA; Reciprocity Artist Retreat; and Institute for Jewish Creativity. His chapbook, Letters to M., a finalist for the Chautauqua Janus Prize, was published by Pilot Press in 2021. Currently, he is the Production Assistant at Foglifter Journal and a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Photo courtesy of Pablo Estrada (@06_pablo)

Re’al Christian (she/her) is a writer, editor, and curator based in Queens, NY. She is a contributing editor at ART PAPERS, and the Assistant Director of Editorial Initiatives at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. Her work has appeared in Art in AmericaArt in PrintBOMB Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail. She has written catalogue and exhibition texts for Sikkema Jenkins & Co., DC Moore Gallery, CUE Art Foundation, and the Hunter College Art Galleries. She is completing her MA in Art History at Hunter College and holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Media, Culture, & Communication from New York University.