Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 | 6:30–9pm
ADMISSION: Free in conjunction with Culture for Community
Explore the mystical path of Kabbalah during this evening of activations, featuring poetry and music by animals & giraffes, a pop-up by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and a choreographed, museumwide performance by Izidora Leber LETHE with live audio description for audience members who are blind or have visual impairments.
Tickets to Culutre for Community are free, but an RSVP is highly encouraged.
Culture for Community is a unique group of Yerba Buena district institutions who have joined together to open their doors for free on September 19, 2019, and to feature programs focused on an issue of special importance to the Bay Area community. All are invited to participate in a full day of special events, activities, and museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.
The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.
FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact The CJM’s Access and Community Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-655-7856.
Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is the first major survey of Annabeth Rosen (b. 1957 Brooklyn, NY), Robert Arneson Chair at UC Davis, and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.
For over two decades, Rosen has interrogated the medium of ceramics in the context of contemporary art. Featuring ceramics and works on paper from over twenty years, this groundbreaking exhibition examines how Rosen’s work radically defies the limits of her primary medium, pushing it beyond spectacle and into conversations about contemporary painting, feminist theory, endurance-based performance, and conceptual art.
Tonight the World, Daria Martin’s new installation, co-commissioned with Barbican, London, combines computer gaming technology and film to explore the unconscious memories of her grandmother, Bay Area-based artist Susi Stiassni. As a teenager, Stiassni and her family fled then Czechoslovakia from the imminent Nazi occupation, eventually settling in Marin County, where Martin was born and raised.
Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle is the first solo museum exhibition of Croatian-Swiss, Oakland-based artist Izidora Leber LETHE. Drawing from the visual languages of Brutalist architecture and minimalist performance scores, this site-specific installation and performance mines the layered memories of the double émigré artist. The artist’s lived experience of diaspora—a history shared by Jewish and many other populations over millennia—informs her conceptual inquiry. Excavating ideologies found in Ancient Roman architecture and the systems of meaning that define The CJM’s Daniel Libeskind-designed building, LETHE’s work imagines a reconfiguration of relationships in the face of irresolvable diasporas.
Night at the Jewseum is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. Program support is provided by the Alan Templeton Endowment in Memory of Lieselotte and David Templeton.