Public Programs

 

Ida

Culver Screening Room at UCR ARTSblock, July 19, 2014

Screening of the film Ida (2013) and discussion with Agatha Dominik

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Trouble with the Index

Visiting artist talks organized in conjunction with the exhibition Trouble with the Index, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside

James Welling in conversation with Amir Zaki, May 20, 2014

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Victoria Fu, May 22, 2014

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Jennifer West, June 3, 2014

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CMP Projects: U

Artist talk by Ramón Miranda Beltrán, organized in conjunction with the exhibition CMP Projects: U, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, May 3, 2014

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More American Photographs

Visiting artist talks organized in conjunction with the exhibition More American Photographs, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside

Jens Hoffmann in conversation with Joanna Szupinska, October 12, 2013

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Walead Beshty in conversation with Liz Kotz, November 12, 2013

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Conversation and screening with William E. Jones, January 12, 2014

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FLASH: Reds

Artist talk by Job Piston, organized in conjunction with the exhibition FLASH: Job Piston, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, January 12, 2014


Axis of Evil?

Book launch of Roberto Fumagalli's Axis of Evil? (Mimesis, Milan, 2013), organized in conjunction with the photographer's exhibition Blockaded, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, November 9, 2013

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Distance Viewing

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, October 26, 2013

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Rethinking Winogrand

Panel discussion with Sally Stein, Connie Hatch, and Marguerite Waller, October 16, 2013

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Confessions*, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside

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Zoe Crosher

Artist talk organized in conjunction with the exhibition CMP Projects: Zoe Crosher, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, October 12, 2013

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Geographies of Detention

Panel discussion with Sandow Birk, Alyse Emdur, Kevin Michael Key (of Los Angeles Poverty Department), and Setsu Shigematsu, moderated by Tiffany López

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Geographies of Detention, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, June 1, 2013

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Think Tank

Third annual “Director’s Think Tank” (an invitation-only program led by MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, May 12, 2012

This program focused on the history of exhibition making, and featured invited speakers Sir Nicholas Serota and Dorothea von Hantelmann


Robert Morris is Unavailable

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 28, 2011

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Riot Show

Koret Visitor Education Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 2, 2010

As part of SFMOMA’s program Open Space Thursdays, historian Julian Myers and curator Joanna Szupinska hosted a discussion on “Riot Show,” Myers’ sound and video archive of live concert recordings in which audience members intervene in performances, forcing their premature end. We played and discussed excerpts from the collection, which includes recordings from concerts by Suicide, Public Image Limited, Guns N’ Roses, and more.

The conversation included cinema theorist and anthropologist Tarek El Haik, art and media historian Erica Levin, artist and cultural anthropologist Fiamma Montezemolo, and curators Sharon Lerner and Xiaoyu Weng, and reflected on politics, music, bootlegs, the bit-crushed aesthetics of digital media, the culture of spectacle, the apparatus of amplification, the drama of crowds, and the strange, compelling things that happen when someone in the audience at a concert pulls a plug or throws a bottle.

 

Julian Myers, “Riot Show: Some Notes on the Archive,” Fillip, no. 12, Fall 2010 (pages 20–29)

Riot Show, Open Space Thursdays, SFMOMA

Julian Myers and Joanna Szupinska, “On ‘Riot Show’,” SFMOMA Open Space, November 30, 2010

Sharon Lerner and Xiaoyu Weng, “After ‘Riot Show’,” SFMOMA Open Space, December 13, 2010

Heidi De Vries, “I Want a Riot of My Own,” SF Weekly, November 24, 2010

“Eulogy for a Riot,” The Off Brand, December 7, 2010


Polish Movie Nite

Polish Club of San Francisco, August 2010-May 2011

Monthly film and lecture series sponsored by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, featuring invited speakers Joseph Becker, Marcella Faustini, Chris Fitzpatrick, Erica Levin, Susannah Magers, Julian Myers, Matthew Post, and Arden Sherman

Polish Movie Nite was a monthly film series held at the Polish Club in the Mission District of San Francisco. The program engaged local artists, curators, and critics, charging them with a task both open and circumscribed: that they present any film that they find interesting, so long as it is Polish to some degree (director, actor, or content). Given such a specific prompt, speakers were compelled to do new research, discovering feature films and documentaries in all genres. In a public event, they shared their chosen films with friends and colleagues in the idiosyncratic space of the Polish Club.

Speakers included art historians Erica Levin and Julian Myers, SFMOMA assistant curator Joseph Becker, artist Marcella Faustini, and independent curators and writers Chris Fitzpatrick, Susannah Magers, Matthew Post, and Arden Sherman. We screened a broad range of films as part of PMN, including the psychological thriller Possession (1981) by Andrzej Zulawski, the classic love triangle film Knife in the Water (1962) by Roman Polanski, the experimental documentary Rabbit à la Berlin (2009) by Bartosz Konopka, and Soviet-era propaganda film Destination: Nowa Huta! (1951) by Andrzej Munk. Selected texts resulting from these talks were edited for publication as a series on cosmopolitanreview.com.

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Wendover in Film (co-organized by the CCA Curatorial Practice class of 2010 in collaboration with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Los Angeles)

Studio for Urban Projects, San Francisco, April 2010