Location: SFMOMA, Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4
Notes: In addition to his dynamic works on paper in SOFT POWER, composer and artist Jason Moran will present a performance on piano in dialogue with the exhibition. Motivated by his conversation with dream therapist and poet IONE and linguist jessie little doe baird included in the exhibition catalogue, Moran’s presentation considers the radical potential of the dream state as a waking vision state in which information is transmitted between dimensions of reality to affect a contemporary moment. Moran will take us on this journey in a solo presentation in the round.
Admission: Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Admission to this performance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Notes: James A. Grymes, author of National Jewish Book Award-winning Violins of Hope, will discuss the historical and symbolic importance of violins and what they teach us about human resilience. The afternoon will include a brief violin performance by Hannah Tarley.
Admission: $6 Members; $16 General (includes Museum admission)
Location: Intersection for the Arts | 1446 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: SFMOMA, Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1
Notes: This screening presents Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation (2010) by Manthia Diawara. In the work, the late philosopher Édouard Glissant discusses his theory of Relation and ideas of Creolization and Opacity. Glissant’s remarkable thinking about the limitation of borders is paired with the artists’ videos, Bite Work (2011) by Eamon Ore-Giron and No Room To Play (2019) by Minerva Cuevas.
Admission: Free with RSVP. https://tickets.sfmoma.org/tickets/type?performanceId=4189&timezone=88&type=sfmoma-event-tickets
Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Screening Room
Notes: An active filmmaker since childhood, Nathaniel Dorsky is one of the world’s most celebrated creators of personal cinema, continuously articulating an aesthetic which, in his words, strives toward “all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart.” In this rich body of work, Dorsky evokes silent, luminous spiritualities abiding in the world’s objects and surfaces and suggests divinity in the everyday. Cinematheque commences its 2020 exhibition season with a screening of new and recent works by the master filmmaker, including The Dreamer (2016), Calyx (2018), Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) (2018), Apricity (2019) and the *world premiere* of Interlude (2019).
Admission: Regular Admission: $10 | SF Cinematheque Members: $6 | Student, Senior, Teacher: $9