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Experience It: In Conversation with Sharon Hayes

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California College of the Arts'
MA in Curatorial Practice Program presents
Experience It: In Conversation with
Sharon Hayes
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:30pm
The Lab - San Francisco

Immersive exhibitions that draw simultaneously on viewers’ multiple senses⎯hearing, seeing, tasting, touching, even smelling⎯are common in contemporary art today. Museums, galleries, biennials, and art fairs present work by artists who interweave objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex and enveloping environments. These exhibitions physically implicate viewers in orchestrated situations, in settings both inside and outside the institution, where art and ideas coalesce through the lived experience of space and time.

About Experience It

Experience It is a conversation series about this work. In close dialogue with visiting artists, the series will examine, among other things, the social and architectural conditions of an exhibition site. The format will include conversations between each artist and the writer and art historian James Voorhies, as well as viewings of film clips, performances, and images of their work to dissect and analyze their multivalent, time-based activity. The series will address questions around the making and reception of this work by looking closely at artists’ practices and processes, their engagement with institutional infrastructures, and discussing how they negotiate the economics of making work. Experience It aims to reveal why artists choose their given artistic approaches, how institutions support them, and how they imagine their audiences as integral to the art, ultimately arriving at a better understanding of the "it" in the work.

About Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) is an American artist who inhabits a space between activism and performance, exploring the intersections of politics, history, journalism, and linguistics. She often uses installation and video recordings but also works through public engagement on city streets. Hayes gained notoriety in New York’s East Village scene of the early 1990s for reciting, or “re-speaking,” political speeches of the 1960s and ’70s and continues to explore the political power of language and media in our interpretation of contemporary life.


Organized by James Voorhies, Dean of Fine Arts and Acting Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, in partnership with Dena Beard, Director of The Lab.


[Sharon Hayes: There's so much I want to say to you, 2012; Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo: Sheldan C. Collins.]

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