Jennifer Parker + Tina Takemoto
Lizabeth Eva Rossof
GALLERY INFORMATION: The Sesnon Gallery encourages
interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday noon to 5:00PM
The gallery is located at Porter College, University of California,
Santa Cruz and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and
parking is free on Saturdays. For further information please call
Curated by Shelby Graham
Sesnon Gallery, UCSC
Exhibition: April 16 - May 17
Opening Reception: Wed., April 16,
Festival Reception: Fri., May 16,
Sesnon Gallery, Porter College, UCSCwith Neighborhood
Public Radio (NPR)
Joseph DeLappe, Kianga Ford, Josh Greene, Packard
Jennings, Dee Hibbert-Jones + Nomi Talisman, Jennifer Parker
+ Tina Takemoto, Martha Rosler, Lizabeth Eva Rossof
Interventionist practices use interruptions to question norms by
using humor, surprise, and unusual associations to overturn assumptions
about the world and existing hierarchies. Greater demands are made
on audiences, moving them from the contemplative to an active engagement
with the world and the everyday. We invite you to experience the
Sesnon Gallery as “lounge” complete with an “art
bar” for critical conversations, surround-sound sofas, a virtual
library, a video game called “Dead in Iraq,” and appliances
you can “rant” into.
The Sesnon Gallery's exhibition Interruption of Hierarchies
runs April 16-May 17, 2008 as part of the Intervene! Interrupt!
Rethinking Art as Social Practice festival hosted by UC
Santa Cruz, May 15-17. Sponsored by UCSC: Porter College; Art Department;
Arts Division; the Charles Griffin Farr Fund; and the Center for
Art and Visual Studies (CAVS) “Museum Without Walls”
Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice Festival
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz,
May 15, 16, 17
Breaking the boundaries of conventional arts practice, the Interventions Festival takes art performance, websites, objects and events out of the gallery and into other social and public spaces to explore politics and everyday life. For the month of May, events will be held on the UCSC campus, the LAB San Francisco, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Santa Cruz Film Festival. For more information or to register for festival events, please visit http://may2008.artintervention.org/.
Related events during the Festival:
May 14, 5-7pm @ Cowell Conference Room, Cowell College, UCSC
Visual and Performance Studies (VPS) pre-conference Seminar
“Interruption as a Curatorial Practice” with Larry Rinder and Judith Rodenbeck, moderated by Catherine Soussloff.
May 15, 11-1pm @ Kresge Town Hall, Kresge College, UCSC
“Interruption of Hierarchies:” How do galleries and academic institutions accommodate interventionist art's demands on audiences? Panelists: Josh Greene, Shannon Jackson, Nato Thompson and Tina Takemoto, moderated by Larry Rinder.
May 16, 7-8:30pm Dinner with India Joze at Porter College
(reservation required http://may2008.artintervention.org/)
at Porter College Dining Patio
Ant Farm inflatable museum on Porter grounds all day with projections