Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 5–8pm
ADMISSION: Free and open to all with advanced RSVP
Get ready for an unforgettable night that will stimulate your senses and challenge your perceptions. Join us for drinks and conversation to celebrate the opening of Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain, and kick off this one-of-a-kind exhibition with an evening of immersive and surreal art.
Hear from artist Mika Rottenberg in conversation with CJM Senior Curator Heidi Rabben, and then experience the exhibition’s vividly colorful video installations and interactive kinetic sculptures. The works on view playfully reveal a picture of reality that is more bizarre than your wildest dreams.
This event is free and open to all. Kindly RSVP by May 15, and make sure to check our health and safety guidelines before you arrive.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.655.7824.
Complimentary wine, light bites, and plenty of opportunities for conversation.
Tickets to the 6.30pm artist talk are sold out. There is still availability at the Community Opening and Happy Hour from 5-8pm.
One of the most innovative and internationally acclaimed artists working today, New York–based Mika Rottenberg employs a disarmingly absurd sense of humor to probe at the interactions between labor, economics, and human value, exposing the unsettling irony of increasing emotional alienation in a powerfully globally connected world. This exhibition presents Rottenberg’s most prominent videos, installations, and sculptures of the past decade, featuring immersive and highly stylized works that explore how life in a globalized economy is more bizarre than we can possibly imagine.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1976, Rottenberg spent her formative years in Israel then moved to the U.S., where she earned her BA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and followed this with an MFA at Columbia in 2004. Rottenberg has been the recipient of prestigious prizes including the 2019 Kurt Schwitters Prize and the 2018 Smithsonian American Art Museum’s James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Her work is represented in numerous major museum and public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, National Gallery of Canada, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Rose Art Museum.
Major support for Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain is generously provided by Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, Andy and Deborah Rappaport, and Roselyne C. Swig.