San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Young Suh Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: January 20 – March 16, 2016
Can We Live Here? Stories From a Difficult World
Mills College Art Museum presents Can We Live Here? Stories From A Difficult World a collaborative exhibition with photographer Young Suh and poet Katie Peterson. San Francisco Chronicle writer Kimberly Chun recently profiled the couple and their joint exhibition in her article “Artists Share Stories from a Difficult World.”
Location: Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM, Danforth Lecture Hall, at Mills College.
Drawing on a shared interest in landscape developed in different media, this project examines the struggle of humans to survive in a rapidly changing natural world and the shifting concepts of nature that govern that world. In Can We Live Here? Stories From A Difficult World, the artists create works that upend the Romantic tradition of the sublime landscape and respond to the Romantic tradition of populist, narrative storytelling. These works bring into focus how daily life itself is charged with a sense of environmental disaster, and elevates the stakes of ordinary experience beyond the ordinary to the mythic.
This exhibition is supported by the Agnes Cowles Bourne Fund for Special Exhibitions and the Joan Danforth Art Museum Endowment.
Visit mcam.mills.edu for full details of exhibition and other related public programs.
For more about this exhibition, listen to Young Suh and Katie Peterson discuss it on Capital Radio’s “Insight,” January 25, 2016.