ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 David Wilson - The Contemporary Jewish Museum - July 30th - January 3rd, 2016 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Oakland based artist David Wilson collaborates with Francesco Spagnolo, the Curator of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Wilson researched and drew objects from the Magnes&rsquo; collection. Spagnolo expands on and plays with the origins and meanings of the objects.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a name="_GoBack" rel="nofollow"></a><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><em>Mima&lsquo;amaqim </em></strong><em>(</em>from the depth of the collection)</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Inspired by the ambiguity of the Hebrew word found in Psalm 130, <em>mima&lsquo;amaqim</em>, David Wilson and Francesco Spagnolo have been collaborating on a deep study of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><em>Mima&lsquo;amaqim</em>, translated alternatively as &ldquo;from [or out of] the depths&rdquo; or <em>de profundis</em>, is a concept that evokes deep valleys, dark places, and mysteries. For several months, Wilson has been working in the deep storage of the Magnes, finding, researching, looking at, and drawing objects from the four corners of the world. Each drawing session culminates in a conversation with Spagnolo, who expands on and plays with the origins and meanings of the objects portrayed.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">This installation is the result of their collaboration. Artifacts, drawings, and annotations open a window into the process of bringing out the life of an object, unleashing its performative powers.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">The conversation is, by all means, not over.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:42:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Mills College Art Museum - September 16th - December 13th <p><em>Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s&ndash;Now</em>&nbsp;examines strategies of public practice by women artists from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition presents audio, documentation, ephemera, photography, prints, and video from a number of important historic and contemporary projects that explore the inherent politics and social conditions of creating art in public space. A number of public programs, including new commissions featuring performances by Constance Hockaday and Jenifer K. Wofford produced in collaboration with Southern Exposure, will accompany the exhibition; in addition to a full color catalog featuring texts by Mar&iacute;a del Carmen Carri&oacute;n, Courtney Fink, Christian L. Frock, Leila Grothe, Stephanie Hanor, PhD, Valerie Imus, Meredith Johnson, and Tanya Zimbardo.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:19:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list