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Annie Albagli: We Become [Vessels]

Mar 23, 2023–Jan 28, 2024

Bay Area artist Annie Albagli’s expansive video-based installation draws on Jewish tradition, local geography, and ritual to respond to a time of widespread isolation and a desire for human connection. Situated in The CJM’s intimate Black Box Gallery, the installation combines overlaid imagery and field recordings of the Marin headlands with crashing waves and Jewish ritual objects to offer visitors new ways to move through space, time, and familiar and unfamiliar places. Displayed for the first time in a solo museum exhibition, Albagli’s work both draws on and decontextualizes Jewish stories and local histories to break boundaries, explore our interdependence with each other and our world, and offer ways in which viewers can reimagine notions of space and self.  


This exhibition is free to the public, and tickets are not required. General admission is required to visit the other exhibitions on view, and we recommend that all visitors book timed tickets online in advance to facilitate a contactless visit to The Museum.

Exhibition preview

Image Credit

Annie Albagli, We Become [Vessels] (video still), 2021.