Virtual Event: Moyra Davey presents "Index Cards," with Maggie Nelson

June 17, 2020, 7:30 PM

*NOTE*: If we hit Zoom's capacity on tonight's event, we'll be livestreaming on our YouTube Channel, here.

Moyra Davey joins us to present her new book, Index Cards, in conversation with Maggie Nelson. This program will take place on Zoom. Register here:

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An essential selection of Moyra Davey’s sly, surprising, and brilliant essays

In these essays, the acclaimed artist, photographer, writer, and filmmaker Moyra Davey often begins with a daily encounter—with a photograph, a memory, or a passage from a book—and links that subject to others, drawing fascinating and unlikely connections, until you can almost feel the texture of her thinking. While thinking and writing, she weaves together disparate writers and artists—Mary Wollstonecraft, Jean Genet, Virginia Woolf, Janet Malcolm, Chantal Akerman, and Roland Barthes, among many others—in a way that is both elliptical and direct, clearheaded and personal, prismatic and self-examining, layering narratives to reveal the thorny but nourishing relationship between art and life...

MOYRA DAVEY is a New York-based artist whose work comprises the fields of photography, film and writing. She has produced several works of film, most recently i confess (2019), which will premiere in North America at the Museum of Modern Art. She is the author of Burn the DiariesThe Problem of Reading, and is the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood. Her work is held in major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Tate Modern in London. She is a 2020 recipient of the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Genre-defying writer and 2016 MacArthur fellow MAGGIE NELSON works at the nexus of memoir, theory, poetry, and autobiography. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Argonauts, which won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and eight other books, including The Art of Cruelty: A ReckoningBluetsThe Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, and Jane: A Murder.