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Yun-Fei Ji in his studio

Yun-Fei Ji joins Brooklyn Rail contributor Lilly Wei for a conversation surrounding his current exhibition, The Sunflower Turned Its Back, on view at James Cohan's 52 Walker Street gallery through January 7, 2023. The talk will conclude with a poetry reading by Rooja Mohassessy.

Register for the talk HERE.


Lilly Wei

New York-based independent curator, writer, journalist and critic Lilly Wei writes on global contemporary art and emerging art and artists, reporting frequently on international exhibitions and biennials. She has written for dozens of publications here and abroad and is a longtime contributor to Art in America and a contributing editor at ARTnews. She is the author of numerous artists’ catalogues and monographs and has curated exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Wei sits on the board of several non-profit art institutions and organizations including AICA/USA (the International Association of Art Critics), Bowery Arts & Sciences, and Art Omi International. She is a fellow and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the CUE.


Rooja Mohassessy

Mohassessy is an Iranian-born poet and educator. She is a 2022 MacDowell Fellow and a graduate of the Pacific University MFA program in Oregon. Her debut collection When Your Sky Runs Into Mine was the winner of the 22nd Annual Elixir Poetry Award and is available for preorder now with the release date of February 2023. Her poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Poet Lore, RHINO Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, CALYX Journal, Ninth Letter, Cream City Review, The Adroit Journal, New Letters, The Florida Review, Poetry Northwest, The Pinch, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

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