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Art In Conversation

JO BAER with Amanda Gluibizzi

Artist Jo Baer speaks with Rail ArtSeen editor Amanda Gluibizzi about her two exhibitions at Pace Gallery, The Risen and Originals, playing with space, and how she wants her work shown.

Art In Conversation

THEASTER GATES with Phong H. Bui

Rail publisher Phong H. Bui speaks to Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates on the occasion of Black Vessel at Gagosian, his first solo show in New York.

Art In Conversation

BRAD KAHLHAMER with Susan Harris

Brad Kahlhamer speaks with Susan Harris about how he got his start in the art world, his working relationship with the Heard Museum, and his multi-discipline practice.

Art In Conversation

JIM MELCHERT with Constance Lewallen

Jim Melchert is one of the leading figures in the San Francisco Bay Area artistic community, noted for his openness to experimentation and his encouragement of that in others. While championing the new with particular emphasis on conceptualism and clay, he also set standards of integrity and grace among artists, like a patrician hippie.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers,

We’re more committed than ever to keep the Rail free, independent, and above all relevant. Please join us to celebrate our 20th-year anniversary throughout next year in 2021.

Editor's Message

Notes from a Sunken Third Place

For this issue, I sought the company of colleagues/friends with whom I’ve had numerous discussions on what is holding this nation back—not just in the Trump era, but as a whole. It is no secret that we are also at the cusp of a new digital era that reinforces binary thinking.


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DEC 20-JAN 21

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