The Rubin Foundation Presents: ‘Performance-in-Place: From the Personal Collection of Eileen Myles”

Visual Arts

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Presents:

From the Personal Collection of Eileen Myles”

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
8pm EST

This event will be held on Zoom

Poet and novelist Eileen Myles will lead a tour of their home in Marfa, Texas, discussing a variety of works in their extensive art collection, which includes paintings by Robin Bruch and Xylor Jane, as well as photography by Jack Pierson. Myles will elaborate on specific pieces, mapping their relationship with each of these artists and the personal memories associated with the objects and artworks in their home.

About Eileen Myles 
Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker and art journalist. Their twenty-two books include For Now, an essay/talk about writing from Yale Press (forthcoming, fall 20) evolution (poems)Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for YouI Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. They showed their photographs in 2019 at Bridget Donahue, NYC. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 they received an award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.

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