Join us as we celebrate the second installment of Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Unfolding in two parts throughout 2018, this institution-wide exhibition addresses concerns of the contemporary moment through new art commissions and di Rosa’s permanent collection.
Part 2 (on view June 23-December 30, 2018) continues the exhibition’s artist-driven model with commissioned projects by a new roster of Bay Area artists, each responding to the evolving social and political climate through a topic of their choice. In Gallery 1, Lexa Walsh explores the topic of assembly through her guest-curated presentation of works from di Rosa’s rich collection of Northern California art. In Gallery 2, Victor Cartagena, Ranu Mukherjee, and Lava Thomas address immigration, societal health, and solidarity, respectively, through large-scale installations.
The celebration features performances by the Oakland-based Thrive Choir, a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers who come together to perform on stages and marches across the state. The choir performance is in conjunction with Lava Thomas’s installation Resistance Reverb, Movement 1 (2018). For more information about the artist projects, click here.
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Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged. This event takes place in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2; the Residence and grounds will not be on view.
Major support for Be Not Still Part 2 is provided by Wanda Kownacki and Nion McEvoy. Additional support is provided by Barry Murphy and Rosemary Dunbar, Larry S. Goldfarb, Phil Schlein, and di Rosa’s Patrons Circle.