Alum Lisa Rybovich Crallé ends SFMOMA residency
In response to recent events at SFMOMA, alum Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) and her collaborative “Heavy Breathing” artist-lecture series ended their residency at SFMOMA’s #museumfromhome Community in Residence Program which was scheduled to present “How to Eat Blackberries” with artists Leila Weefur and Elana Gross on June 4. Along with Heavy Breathing artists, fellow SFMOMA Community in Residence collectives Nure Collective, Prison Arts Project, CTRL+SHFT, Work More! and Bik Van Der Pol also cancelled their residencies.
In a statement on Instagram, Heavy Breathing stated “we are in good company with other artists and activists calling for institutions to take action NOW against the deeply ingrained racism in their organizations and their practices.”
“How to Eat Blackberries” will be re-scheduled. Stay tuned for details here.
Read Heavy Breathing’s statements on in solidarity with Taylor Brandon here and here, and the New York Times article Floyd Case Forces Arts Group to Enter Fray with a mention of Heavy Breathing’s message at the article’s end.