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In Conversation: David Remnick, David Salle, Katie Roiphe, and Zoë Heller on Janet Malcolm’s Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory

Join Zoë Heller, Katie Roiphe, and David Salle for a discussion of Janet Malcolm’s posthumous memoir Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Moderated by the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, the panelists will discuss the acclaimed writer and journalist Janet Malcolm’s life, as well as her collage on view in The Drawing Center’s exhibition Of Mythic Worlds: Works from the Distant Past through the Present.

Note that a preview of Of Mythic Worlds will be on view beginning February 3, in anticipation of the exhibition opening on March 8.


David Remnick was named the editor of The New Yorker in 1998. He joined the magazine in 1992, after ten years with the Washington Post, where he was a Moscow correspondent. He is the author of several books, including “The Bridge,” “King of the World,” and “Lenin’s Tomb,” for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Under Remnick’s leadership, The New Yorker has become the country’s most honored magazine, winning fifty-five National Magazine Awards and, in a first for a magazine, six Pulitzer Prizes.

David Salle helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at museums and galleries worldwide, and his paintings are in the collections of major museums here and abroad. He was recently the subject of a career survey exhibition at the Brant Foundation, Greenwich CT. Salle is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His collection of essays HOW TO SEE: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art, was published by W.W. Norton in 2016.

Katie Roiphe is the director of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. She is the author of The Power Notebooks, The Violet Hour and In Praise of Messy Lives among other books. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial TImes, Harper's, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and other publications.

Zoë Heller is a journalist and the author of three novels: Everything You Know, The Believers, and Notes on a Scandal. She lives in NYC.