Democracy Sounds Good: Nicki Green and Woody De Othello in Conversation with Heidi Rabben and Qianjin Montoya

Date(s) - 10/30
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

In a moment when meaningful connection and engagement in community is more critical than ever, we invite you to join us in conversation with two Bay Area artists whose work expresses the importance of history, heritage, and representation. Curators Heidi Rabben and Qianjin Montoya of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) will talk with Bay Area artists Nicki Green and Woody De Othello on their work with ceramics and clay, and explore how both artists upend the medium’s conventions in critical and captivating ways. Green’s sculptures, which include Jewish ritual objects and various flat works, evoke themes ranging from the preservation of history to aesthetics of otherness and conceptual ornamentation. De Othello’s works merge the figurative and anthropomorphic elements of everyday objects to build a presence of material just outside our understanding of scale and gravity. We invite everyone to journey with us as we delve into the connections between civic engagement, art, and community.

We’ll post the video in the Discussion tab here and on the Videos tab of our page on Friday, October 30 at 12pm.