Cole Swensen Reading

October 2, 2009

Cole Swensen, Poetry Reading
Thursday, October 8, 12:20 p.m.
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
In conjunction with the exhibition
Continuous Present
Contact: 203.432.0600

Cole Swensen’s numerous books include, Flare, a collaboration with artist Thomas Nozkowski, published this year you YUAG and Beinecke Library; Goest; Such Rich Hour ;  Noon, winner of the New American Poetry Series Award; New Math, winner of the National Poetry Series competition. She has translated the work of French poets including Olivier Cadiot, Pierre Alferi, Jean Tortel, and others.  Cole Swensen currently teaches at the University of Iowa.

The YUAG exhibition Continuous Present is on view October 6, 2009–January 10, 2010. Continuous Present features a selection of work by 11 of today’s most compelling contemporary artists working in a broad array of media, including film, video, photography, painting, and sculpture. The artists chosen for the show—Francis Alÿs, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Rodney Graham, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Thomas Nozkowski, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Dieter Roth, and Franz West—share a keen interest in time and sensory perception despite the aesthetic diversity of their practices. Their work reveals the capacity for art to profoundly reposition our physical and intellectual engagement with the world around us as they invite us to experience the “continuous present.” Exhibition organized by Jennifer Gross, the Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund, with additional support provided by the Carol and Sol LeWitt Fund and Allen Grover Fund for Contemporary Art. More information can be found here: Continuous Present.