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In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler

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In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler
Curated by: Renny Pritikin

736 Mission Street
(between 3rd and 4th st.)
San Francisco, CA 94103
July 26th, 2018 - June 30th

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://thecjm.org
EMAIL:  
info@thecjm.org
PHONE:  
415.655.7800
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 11 AM–5 PM, Thursday 11AM–8 PM, Closed Wednesday
COST:  
$14 adults, $12 students and seniors, $5 after 5pm, 18 and under always free

DESCRIPTION

Based on the Talmudic study principle of havruta—the study of religious texts by people in pairs—In That Case at The CJM encourages learning through fellowship for Bay Area artists, established professionals, museum staff, and the entire CJM community. Capitalizing on the unique Jewish perspective inherent to The Museum, this program takes the practice of havruta and repurposes it for the contemporary art community. Each local artist invited to participate in In That Case is given the opportunity to work with an established writer, scientist, thinker, or academic in a field of their choosing. The resulting collaborations are presented in the Sala Webb Education Center.

Visual artist Oxossi Ayofemi and her chosen havruta partner, groundbreaking Stanford physicist Risa Wechsler, present Black Matter, discussing the nature of the elusive dark matter that fills the universe, as well as notions of presence and absence, and latent abundance in African American culture. Ayofemi’s three experiments in urban space, sound, and movement, is epitomized by local turf dancers, an abandoned site in San Francisco, and Afro Futurist sound.

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