This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on April 26, 2012 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Paul Chan was born in 1973 in Hong Kong and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Solo exhibitions and screenings of Chan's work have been organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2003), the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2005), Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2006), Portikus, Frankfurt (2006), Serpentine Gallery, London (2007), and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007). His work has also been included in major group exhibitions such as the Carnegie International (2004), Lyon Biennale (2005), Whitney Biennial (2006), Istanbul Bienali (2007), Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (2007), and Sydney Biennial (2008). Chan has allocated a central role to the figure of the Marquis de Sade in his recent works, including My laws are my whores (2008) and Sade for Sade's Sake (2009), the latter of which was included in the Venice Biennale that year. He is the author of the artist books' The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade’s Sake (2010) and Phaedrus Pron (2010). Chan lives and works in New York
Alan Gilbert and Paul Chan read that evening.
To hear Yasmil Raymond's introduction to Paul Chan, please click here.