This program is taking place virtually.
Deadlines and Divine Distractions is an ongoing epistolary project, which brings together letters between friends and strangers, the living and the dead. In this special iteration, letters penned by six artists, writers, and filmmakers—each accompanied by a phone recording—will intervene weekly in the Renaissance Society’s regular cadence of email announcements.
The project’s co-editors—Negar Azimi, writer and Editor in Chief of Bidoun, and Pati Hertling, Deputy Director of Performance Space New York—have made this selection of letters on the occasion of the Renaissance Society’s current exhibition, Smashing into my heart, which explores friendship as a framework for interrogating how we live and work and exist in the world.
With writings by: Kaveh Akbar, Miranda July, Eileen Myles, Ariana Reines, Natasha Stagg, and Audrey Wollen.