Sanjit Sethi, artist and co-director of the Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts, gives a seven-and-a-half-part talk on Augustus William Ericson’s Slab of Redwood for a London Dining Table Designed to Seat Forty Guests—Diameter 15 Feet (1893). He narrates the history of this dismembered tree and his response to the photograph documenting it: “It seems like a gory image from some type of B-grade horror film on trees.”
Organized by Suzanne Stein
Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? (“Groucho Marx, Willie Mays… Swedish movies…those incredible apples and pears by Cézanne…”) In celebration of SFMOMA’s 75th anniversary in January 2010, Dominic Willsdon & Suzanne Stein invited 75 people from the Bay Area creative community to give extremely short talks—7.5 minutes or less—on a single collection work they cared about. The talks took place during the museum’s three-day celebratory weekend: two at a time, every half hour, 25 a day (a single to close out each day.)
Compilations and unfurling sequences of contributions – some from our archive, some freshly assembled.