Dates: April 7th – 11th, 2014
Reception: 6-8pm, Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Location: Black Gallery (Art Building, 2nd floor)
Artist Talk: 8:55 am, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 MLK Library 2nd floor room 225/229
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
On view October 16–January 5, 2014
This is the first major museum retrospective devoted to contemporary artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems—widely acclaimed as one of today’s most eloquent and respected interpreters of the African American experience. More than 100 photographs, installations, and videos offer an unprecedented and compelling survey of Weems’s 30-year involvement with issues of race, gender, and class. Don’t miss the lecture by Carrie Mae Weems on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm. Details about the lecture and a dance performance are below. Press release is online and pasted in below.
Stanford, Calif. — The first major museum retrospective devoted to contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems—widely acclaimed as one of today’s most eloquent and respected interpreters of the African American experience—opens October 16 at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. More than 100 intellectually challenging and aesthetically compelling photographs, installations and videos offer an unprecedented survey of Weems’s 30-year exploration of the universal human journey, especially as affected by race, gender and class. Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video remains on view at the Cantor until January 5, 2014. It then continues its national tour and moves to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Comprehensive in scope, the exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic series to the more conceptual and philosophically complex works that have placed her in the forefront of contemporary art. Major themes that have engaged Weems are all included—personal narrative, the legacy and locales of slavery, contemporary perceptions of African Americans and the universal struggle for equality.
Please join us in welcoming Sant Khalsa, artist, photographer and installation artist, as part of our Tuesday Night Lecture Series.
“Sant Khalsa is an artist, educator and activist living in Southern California since 1975. Her artworks develop from her inquiry into the nature of place and the complex environmental and societal issues present and visible in the landscape of the American West…”
In addition to an abundant body of work, numerous published books, and a long list of prestigious awards, Sant also ran the Photography program at CSU San Bernardino where she is currently Professor of Art, Emeritus.
Alec Soth will be talking at SFMOMA as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series and was made possible by California College of the Arts and Pier 24. This will definitely be a packed affair and the doors will be opened early at 6:30 pm, so get there early.
Date: 7 pm, November 29th, 2011
Location: The Phyllis Wattis Theater at SFMOMA
For more information: http://www.cca.edu/calendar/2011/lecture-alec-soth
San Jose State Professors Robin Lasser and Anthony Raynsford will be discussing public art, urban infrastructure and metaphorical space in a lecture at the Museum of Los Gatos. They will be discussing Lasser’s public art installation, Floating World, which was commission by the City of San Jose’s Public Art Program and part of the 2010 ZERO1 Biennial.
Date: 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, November 17th
Location: 4 Tait Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tickets: $15 non-members & $10 members
For more information, check out: http://www.museumsoflosgatos.org/museumsoflosgatos.org/Events.html
In collaboration with Pier 24 and SF MoMA, CCA will be having photographer Cuny Janssen give a lecture at their SF campus on Wednesday, November 16th at 6 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Date: 6 – 8 pm, Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Location: California College of the Arts – San Francisco Campus
For more information: http://www.cca.edu/calendar/2011/lecture-cuny-janssen
Alumnus Binh Danh and Renee Billingslea will be discussing conveying the message of peace with photography at Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum. The talk will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 7 – 8:30pm and its free to the public. Be sure to also check show itself which features from Binh Danh, Richard Avedon, Chuck Close, and Mike and Doug Starn.
For information on the lecture: http://www.scu.edu/desaisset/programs/
For information on the show: http://www.scu.edu/give/get-involved/events/peace/index.cfm