Weeds, War, Capitalism and Artistic Collaboration

Students from the Art Writing Programme invited essayist and critic Jennifer Kabat to Glasgow School of Art in April 2021. Kabat’s work considers ideas of nature, capitalism, and civic values through experimental and hybrid forms. Her presentation entitled ‘Weeds, War, Capitalism and Artistic Collaboration’ introduced Kabat’s recent collaborations with NYC-based artists Marlene McCarty and Kate Newby.

Jennifer Kabat was awarded the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2013 and has been guest critic at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia, San Francisco Art Institute and VCU Qatar. She teaches at the New School and the School of Visual Art in New York. Kabat frequently contributes to Frieze, and her essays have appeared in Best American Essays, Harper’s, BOMB, McSweeney’s, Granta, The New York Review of Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer and The White Review. Most recently Kabat received a Silvers Foundation Grant for an essay on war, weather and climate change.

With thanks to Jennifer Kabat, Rachel Harris-Huffman and Caitlin Merrett King. Funded by the Glasgow School of Art Student Association.