Join us for a special afternoon of conversation and performance in conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times Part 2. Presented alongside exhibition artist Ranu Mukherjee’s project exploring the topic of health and how societal events impact our wellbeing, the event will be structured in two parts:
2:30 – 3:45pm: Mukherjee and di Rosa collection artist Judy Dater kick things off with a discussion addressing their shared interests in working with time, bodies, and landscape to address societal concerns.
4:00-5:30pm: Following a brief intermission, the event will continue with a special performance by Hope Mohr Dance activating Mukherjee’s Succession (2018), a multi-faceted installation created in collaboration with the artist for the exhibition. The installation and performance feature new choreography responding to the 2017 North Bay wildfires, developed through the dancers’ physical engagement with the burned and recovering landscape on the di Rosa property. The performance is a collaborative visceral response to the conditions of the aftermath and our intimate connection to the ground we stand (and dance) on. Featuring dancers Karla Quintero, Suzette Sagisi and Jane Selna, and audio composition by Mike Maurillo.
The program will conclude with a conversation and Q&A between Mukherjee and Mohr discussing their collaboration on the installation and performance.
$10 general / $5 member
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance to allot for shuttle service from admissions to Gallery 2. Guests who arrive more than 45 minutes in advance will be asked to pay general admission.
About the Artists
Ranu Mukherjee (b. 1966, Boston) is a San Francisco-based artist whose work includes hybrid films and installations, drawing, painting, printed textiles, and projects involving choreography, sound design, book making, procession, pirate radio, and the creation of neologisms and avatars. Her projects are fundamentally time-based and embody the ongoing construction of culture through creolization, migration, ecology, speculative fiction, and desire. For Be Not Still, Mukherjee explores the topic of health and how societal events impact our wellbeing—including the relationship between humans and the planet as a whole—through a multi-faceted installation combining choreography, animation, line, and color. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco.
Judy Dater (b. 1941, Hollywood, CA) is a California-based photographer and feminist. She is best known for her portraits, nudes, and self-portraits. Dater grew up in Los Angeles and studied art at University of California, Los Angeles, before moving to San Francisco in 1962 to study photography at San Francisco State University, where she received her degrees (BA 1963, MA 1966). She became part of the community of the west coast school of photography, primarily represented by the photographers Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston, Wynn Bullock and Imogen Cunningham. Her career has been long and varied, combining teaching, creating books, traveling abroad and conducting workshops, making prints, videos, and photographing continually. Most recently, Dater’s work is the subject of a major retrospective Judy Dater: Only Human(April 7-September 16, 2018) at the de Young Museum, San Francisco. She is represented by Modernism Gallery, San Francisco.
Mike Maurillo is a post-production sound designer, editor, composer and producer whose work encompasses film, theater, commercial and installation art. He specializes in creating comprehensive soundscapes that incorporate a variety of elements. He lives in San Francisco, CA.