- November 29, 2016
- 6:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join Contemporary Jewish Museum curators Lily Siegel and Pierre-François Galpin as they discuss their upcoming exhibition From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art with CIIS curator Deirdre Visser. The exhibition presents work by twenty-four artists who grapple with memories that are not their own. There are many forms of memory: memories we have experienced, memories we have heard as family stories and from popular culture, even memories from an imagined future. Through their work, the artists in this exhibition search, question, and reflect on the representation of truths related to ancestral and collective memory—ultimately attempting to deal with their own past.
From Generation to Generation is on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from November 25, 2016 through April 2, 2017. The artists include Binh Danh, Guy Goldstein, Rä di Martino, Yong Soon Min, Fabio Morais, Anri Sala, and Yamashiro Chikako among others
Lily Siegel is an independent curator based in Washington, DC. She has held curatorial positions at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty and Lindsey White and Ron Lynch. She is currently working on a major exhibition of the work of Moira Dryer.
Pierre-François Galpin is assistant curator at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. His interests overlap between photography, new media, and performance art with a focus on conceptual art and storytelling practices. Prior to The CJM, he has worked at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Independent Curators International, New York; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, among other places. His writing has been published on different media, including The Exhibitionist, Art Practical, and for RITE Editions.
Deirdre Visser, is Curator of The Arts at CIIS. As curator, educator, and publisher she strives to promote pluralism in the arts, to support artists in the creation of new work, and to foster dynamic and critical dialogues within and across communities that propose integrative approaches to the urgent questions we collectively face. Her exhibitions, publications and public programming with The Arts at CIIS have connected history to the present, both ethically and strategically, to look for common themes and engage historical context in a deeper understanding of the present. She has mounted exhibitions and convened public dialogues about such topics as the representation of African American men; the history of the Chicano Movement and the ways it informs the work of young Chicana artists across California today; the legacy of the Black Panther Party; and the intersections between contemporary photographic practice and representational pluralism.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Jewish Museum.