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Mira Schor Interview

Mira Schor discusses several topics: wet painting versus dry dogma, the state of art criticism, the relation of feminism to art and its reception, and modest art. She also discusses her use of language in her paintings and her dual work as essayist and visual artist.

Mira Schor is a painter living in New York. She is the editor of The Extreme of the Middle:

Writings of Jack Tworkov
, published by Yale University Press in 2009. In early 2010 a second

collection of her writings, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily

, will be published by Duke University Press (28 minutes).


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Conversations and readings with poets and artists, produced in cooperation with PennSound and hosted by Charles Bernstein, the American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry. Bernstein was educated at the Bronx High School of Science and at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy with Stanley Cavell and wrote his final thesis on Gertrude Stein and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In the mid-1970s Bernstein became active in the experimental poetry scenes in New York and San Francisco, not only as a poet, but also as an editor, publisher, and theorist. With visual artist and wife Susan Bee, Bernstein published several now well-known poets whose work is associated with Language writing.