The Dorothy Saxe Invitational is the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s longest-running commitment; endowed in Dorothy’s name by her late husband George Saxe, the Invitational asks artists to make work that relates to selected Jewish ritual objects. For 2017, the eleventh iteration of the series, we have for only the second time commissioned works inspired by a Jewish idea, that of the Sabbath.
In collaboration with the Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, artist Juicy D. Light will present “Not So Tiny Dancer: Thoughts behind the Fat Flash Mob.” Preceding this talk will be a film screening of FatMob (2016, 15 min.) directed by Julie Wyman, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies.
Christine Sun Kim uses sound in performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with spoken languages and the aural environment. She has been part of exhibitions and performances at White Space, Beijing; Carroll/Fletcher, London; De Appel, Amsterdam; nyMusikk, Oslo; Sound Live Tokyo, Tokyo; the Berlin Biennale; Shanghai Biennale; and the Museum of Modern Art/PS1.
WHEN: Thu., Feb. 1 @ 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room
Stephen Westfall is a painter, critic and professor at Bard University. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Westfall has received awards from the NEA, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Nancy Graves Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Rome.
Brashear will screen and discuss “Fixed” which addresses the ethical complexities of advances in robotic augmentation and bioengineering. Brashear will also discuss his current work-in-progress documentary film about CRISPR gene editing.
Sarah Roberts is the Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where she has directed research initiatives on the museum’s permanent collection since 2004. Roberts has held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.