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¶ Nicole Rudick in conversation with Dan Nadel,
at the Leon Levy Center for Biography (CUNY)
March 2, 2022, 6–7 EST (Virtual)

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I’ll be in conversation with Dan Nadel, writer, curator, and biographer of Robert Crumb.

¶ “Field Trip: Psychedelic Solution, 1986-1995”: Panel discussion with Jacaeber Kastor, Fred Tomaselli, and Dan Nadel, moderated by Nicole Rudick, at the Ace Hotel, New York
March 3, 2022, 7–8:30 EST (In person)

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This year’s Outsider Art Fair New York panel discussion will take a look back on the legendary gallery Psychedelic Solution, which operated in New York’s West Village from 1986 to 2004. It was the first exhibition space devoted to historical and contemporary expressions of psychedelic art. Owned and run by Jacaeber Kastor, who grew up in the counterculture environment of 1960s Berkeley, the gallery expanded the notion of what psychedelic art might include and challenged the hierarchies of the New York art world. In addition to solo shows of work by artists such as Wes Wilson, Joe Coleman, H.R. Giger, Robert Crumb, Paul Mavrides, and Cristobal Gonzalez, Kastor mounted exhibitions of blotter-acid and tattoo art and hot-rod model designs. At opening parties, lines to get into the gallery often stretched down the street, a magnitude of people, Kastor has written, “more commonly seen at nightclubs.” These events were celebrations of the art and community-building events, and regular coverage by MTV News brought Psychedelic Solution’s offerings to a national audience.

The OAF Curated Space Field Trip: Psychedelic Solution, 1986-1995, curated by Fred Tomaselli, draws on Kastor’s extensive collection, and this panel will examine the gallery’s formative years, its legacy, and Kastor’s singular championing of psychedelic art.

¶ Nicole Rudick in conversation with Ruth Franklin,
at 192 Books
February 17, 2022, 7–8 EST (Virtual)

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Book launch! I’ll be in conversation with Ruth Franklin, critic and award-winning biographer of Shirley Jackson.

Presented by 192 Books and Paula Cooper Gallery.

¶ The Pastor: Hanne Ørstavik, Martin Aitkin, and Nicole Rudick in conversation, City of Asylum
December 12, 5–6:30 EST (Virtual)

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Hanne Ørstavik will read from her most recent novel, The Pastor, translated into English by Martin Aitkin. The novel follows Liv, the 35-year old parish priest of a small town in Norway’s far north region. As Liv searches for meaning and identity in her own life, she must find the words to connect, comfort and lead others—and the reader joins Liv’s journey to understand how language can be a source of healing and inspiration. 

Ørstavik is best known to the English-speaking audience for her novel Love, also translated by Aitkin and a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award in Translated Literature and winner of the PEN Translation Prize.