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Day of Remembrance for Alamedas Japantown Alameda Wednesday Feb 19 6:00pm       free

Day of Remembrance for Alamedas Japantown

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02 Days 22 Hours 46 Minutes

Rhythmix Cultural Works honors the memory of Alameda’s lost Japantown with a commemorative celebration of the Day of Remembrance. The annual Day of Remembrance, February 19, 1942, commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast, who had to abandon their jobs, their homes, and lives, to be sent to one of ten internment camps scattered in desolate, remote regions of the country. No Japanese Americans were ever charged, much less convicted, of espionage or sabotage against the United States. Yet they were targeted, rounded up, and imprisoned for years, simply for having the “face of the enemy.” Executive Order 9066 is responsible for the disappearance of a once thriving Alameda Japantown. The words and stories of the Japanese in Alameda remind us of an extreme act of racial targeting that took place only 78 years ago. 6-9:00 K Gallery opening of “the writing is on the wall” ‘The writing is on the wall’ is an indication of imminent danger. K Gallery’s exhibit includes: Japanese calligraphy and carbon copies of typewritten letters from WWII internment camps, artist Najib Joe Hakim’s photographs of Palestinian and Lebanese walls and Salma Arastu’s paintings that are inspired by the scripture of the Quran. 7:00-7:30 In the Rhythmix Theater Maze Daiko and Kallan Nishimoto perform: Heart of the Mountain with Poems Excerpts from the documentary Honoring Alameda’s Japanese Americans introduced by Reverend Michael Yoshii of Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda.

When: Wednesday Feb 19 6:00pm

Where: Rhythmix Cultural Works

2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Alameda CA

Admission: free

WebSite: https://www.rhythmix.org/events/day-of-remembrance/

Contact: Rhythmix Culture Works, info@rhythmix.org, 5108655060

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 15350

you are variations Ecologies of Translation San Francisco Tuesday Mar 3 7:00pm       free

you are variations Ecologies of Translation

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15 Days 23 Hours 46 Minutes

you are variations: Ecologies of Translation you are variations addresses a vital, urgent and intricate matter of concern: Can we learn to listen to a tree? And if so how? The research studies the water cycle of trees. It processes environmental data on sap flow from scientific research on climate change, transposing it into a musical score and enacting it collaboratively. Attention is drawn to the complex water-cycling and sophisticated energy balance of trees under changing environmental conditions. Its queries are relevant for contemporary scientific research concerned with climate futures, as well as questions regarding art’s stance and the contemporary locus of its transformative power. The project proposes that we face these challenges together. The research links environmental with social and mental ecology. The aggregation of disciplines, languages, and natures that are unfamiliar to each other reveals difference. In the attempt to bridge this difference, translation incites a gap, a transformation and a mediation. you are variations plays with this folding process of translation, apprehending it not as an exclusively human practice, but as the fabric of relations: an “ecology of translation”.

When: Tuesday Mar 3 7:00pm

Where: San Francisco Art institute

800 Chestnut St Russian Hill San Francisco CA

Admission: free

WebSite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-are-variations-ecologies-of-translation-tickets-91220453833

Contact: Kat, exhibitions@sfai.edu, 415.351.3512

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 15371

Media Art Defining a Field San Francisco Thursday Apr 23 6:00pm       free

Media Art Defining a Field

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66 Days 22 Hours 46 Minutes

New York-based curator Barbara London is the author of Video/Art, The First Fifty Years, recently published by Phaidon. In her talk she explores how video art began as gear first reached the consumer market in the mid-1960s, when much of the world seemed to be in radical transition. She illustrates the madcap trajectory of a pliable medium, as video opened up and became a multifaceted art form that grew to encompass a range of formats, including not only single-screen videos but also multiscreen installations and projections; immersive audiovisual environments; and moving-image works that are streamable as digital files. Her story follows her journey as a proponent of the art form’s progress. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Barbara London is a New York-based curator and writer, who founded the video-media exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. Her current projects include the book Video Art/The First Fifty Years (Phaidon: 2020), and the exhibition “Seeing Sound” (Independent Curators International, 2020-2024.) London organized one-person shows with such media mavericks as Laurie Anderson, Peter Campus, Teiji Furuhashi, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Nam June Paik, Song Dong, Steina Vasulka, Bill Viola, and Zhang Peili. Her thematic exhibitions at MoMA included Soundings: A Contemporary Score (2013); Looking at Music (2009); Video Spaces (1995); Music Video: the Industry and Its Fringes (1985); and Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto (1979). She was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice, with Stir-fry (1994); Internyet (1998); and dot.jp. (1999.) London teaches in the Sound Art Department, Columbia University, and previously taught in the Graduate Art Department, Yale, 2014-2019. Her honors include: Getty Research Institute scholar, 2016; the Courage Award, Eyebeam, 2016; Gertrude Contemporary Residency, Melbourne, 2012; Dora Maar House Residency, Menerbes, 2010; a CEC Artslink award in Poland, 2003; a Japanese government Bunkacho Fellowship, 1992-93; and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1988-89. PARTNERS KADIST believes contemporary artists make an important contribution to a progressive society, their work often addressing key issues of our time. KADIST, a non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists represented in its collection, encourages this engagement and affirms contemporary art’s relevance within social discourse. Its programs develop collaborations with artists, curators and many art organizations around the world, facilitating new connections across cultures. Local programs in KADIST’s hubs of Paris and San Francisco include exhibitions, public events, residencies and educational initiatives. Complemented by an active online network, they aim at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.

When: Thursday Apr 23 6:00pm

Where: San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St Russian Hill San Francisco CA

Admission: free

WebSite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/media-art-defining-a-field-tickets-92996243267

Contact: exhibitions, exhibitions@sfai.edu, 415.351.3520

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 15369