Ross BlecknerJun 25, 2020
Proust Questionnaire 6
Ross Bleckner, Painter
New Books Network 2020
Ross Bleckner is a painter who has combines gorgeous art with concrete political commitment. In the 1980s he was one of the first artists to tackle and address the AIDS crisis head-on with paintings like 'Small Count' (1980), '8,122+ As of January 1986', and 'Throbbing Heart' (1994), all mesmerizing, haunting canvases about cells and other viral matters that charter a path of activism which continues to this day.
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography, and writes frequently about photography, art, literature, and other subjects. He is also the host of the podcast “Think About It” and editorial director at Warbler Press. Caroline Weber is a specialist of French literature, history, and culture. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.