Performances

Asad Raza's Weekend Guests: Jeff Dolven

June 4, 1 pm

Location: Sixth Floor Gallery, East Side

About Asad Raza's Weekend Guests
As part of Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Asad Raza has invited a series of guests to occupy the installation with choreographic, musical, and intellectual events for weekend visitors to the museum. Comprising mentors, friends, and younger creative practitioners, the group is a plurivocal portrait of the artist’s community. View the full program.

Jeff Dolven: 14 Person Poem
This program is an afternoon’s experiment in the form of a poetry reading, which distributes its poems across the physical and social space of Asad Raza’s Root sequence. Mother tongue. Poems have been written for the occasion by Maureen McLane, Geoffrey Nutter, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Sal Randolph, Tracy K. Smith, Mónica de la Torre, Dorothea von Moltke, and Monica Youn. Among the trees, visitors will encounter each poem line by line, in unexpected order, and each time as a personal encounter. Readers will include several of the poets along with Larry Berger, D. Graham Burnett, Majel Connery, Joy Connolly, Martha Friedman, Brooke Holmes, Len Nalencz, Dominic Pettman, Seph Rodney, David Scher, and Jennie Uleman.

Jeff Dolven is a poet and critic and author of Scenes of Instruction, Speculative Music, and Senses of Style. He teaches poetry and poetics at Princeton University and is an editor at large at Cabinet magazine.

Free with Museum admission.