Leslie Martinez in conversation with Raquel Guttiérez
November 18, 2023
On the opening weekend of The Fault of Formation, join us for a conversation between artist Leslie Martinez and writer and educator Raquel Gutiérrez, author of Brown Neon (2022). The conversation will consider how Martinez’s practice is rooted in histories of abstraction and methodologies of rasquachismo. Martinez and Gutiérrez will also delve into explorations of the Southwestern terrains, intergenerational dynamics, and queer futurities that inform both of their practices. This event is part of MoMA PS1’s Open House and will be moderated by Elena Ketelsen González, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.
Raquel Gutiérrez is a critic, essayist, poet, performer, and educator. Gutiérrez's first book, Brown Neon (Coffee House Press), was named one of the best books of 2022 by The New Yorker and listed in The Best Art Books of 2022 by Hyperallergic. Brown Neon was a 2023 Recipient of The Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, a 2021 recipient of the Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism, as well as a 2017 recipient of the The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Gutiérrez calls Tucson, Arizona home.