Year of Gathering: Making Being Here Enough – Art and Architecture during a pandemic
Eleanor Harwood, Owner, Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Josh Keller, Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Carissa Potter, Artist
Jeannene Przyblyski, Dean Emerita and Distinguished Professor Emerita, San Francisco Art Institute
Andy Rappaport, Co-founder, Minnesota Street Project
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Making Being Here Enough – Art and Architecture during a pandemic
Galleries and museums are much more than places to display art. They are essential places for gathering, collective experience, and discourse. Our relationships to places of community and gathering continue to shift and evolve as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We find ourselves physically cut-off from the places where we could commune with art and architecture. Artists, galleries, institutions, and architects now find themselves exploring alternate ways to present work, facilitate dialogue, and foster community. How do we ground ourselves in a place like a gallery when we are at home? How do we create shared, sensorial experiences? Building on Carissa Potter’s exhibition that has now gone virtual, “Making Being Here Enough,” join Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson, Minnesota Street Project, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, and members of the San Francisco art community for a discussion about not only surviving the current pandemic conditions, but also finding a way to a better normal through new, shared experiences of art.
The Year of Gathering series has gone virtual. Inspired by our latest monograph, Gathering, this series is a forum to convene people and ideas. We had hoped to gather in exceptional spaces throughout the year, but until we can do that again, we invite you to join us online.