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Schedule

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

 

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Alternative Book Sale: Friends of the Public Library Sneak Preview
SFMOMA Public Spaces

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

 

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Alternative Book Sale: SFMOMA Member Early Access
Please use the Joyce and Larry Stupski Entrance at Minna Street
RSVP required

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alternative Book Sale

SFMOMA Public Spaces

 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Re-Valuation Station

Public Knowledge Library Studios
Cliff Hengst and Lindsey White

 

12:30 p.m.
Film: Toute la Mémoire du Monde

Alain Resnais, 1956. 22 min. Digital
Phyllis Wattis Theater

 

1:00 p.m.
Reading: Elaine Castillo

Public Knowledge Library

 

1:30 p.m.
Film:  Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library
Frederick Wiseman, 2017. 197 min. DCP
Phyllis Wattis Theater

 

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Re-Valuation Station
Public Knowledge Library Studios
Dionne Lee and Marcela Pardo Ariza

 

3:00 p.m.
Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin
Public Knowledge Library

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alternative Book Sale
SFMOMA Public Spaces

 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Re-Valuation Station
Public Knowledge Library Studios
Jenny Odell and Leila Weefur

 

12:30 p.m.
Film: Storm Center
Daniel Taradash, 1956, 85 min.
Phyllis Wattis Theater

 

1:00 p.m.
Reading: Michael Warr
Public Knowledge Library

 

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Re-Valuation Station
Public Knowledge Library Studios
Lukaza Branfam-Verissimo and Sofie Ramos

 

2:30 p.m.
Film: Fahrenheit 451
François Truffaut, 1966. 112 min., 35mm
Phyllis Wattis Theater

 

3:00 p.m.
Reading: Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian
Public Knowledge Library

 

 

Revaluation Station Artists

 

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo is an artist, arts educator, activist, storyteller and curator who lives and works in Oakland, California. Her work is informed by her commitment to craft and community, her engagement with society, and her interests in storytelling and cultural geography. Through the processes of story collecting, printmaking, painting, and sculpture building, she strives to re-create and re-tell her personal tales and those of the people that surround her.

 

Cliff Hengst is an artist and performer, with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and currently teaching in the SFAI undergraduate program. He has exhibited at SFMOMA, Southern Exposure, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, [2nd floor projects], and Gallery 16 in San Francisco. Hengst has performed and exhibited at Hauser & Wirth, Machine Project, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

 

Dionne Lee, born in New York City and based in Oakland, received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2017. Her practice is based in photography, collage, and video, and engages ideas of agency and racial histories in relation to the American landscape. Lee’s work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation and the School of the International Center of Photography in New York; Aggregate Space and LAND AND SEA in Oakland, and San Francisco Arts Commission and Root Division in San Francisco.

 

Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her work is generally an argument for the rewards of close observation, especially as a way of participating in one’s physical environment. Because it exists at the intersection of research and aesthetics, her practice often involves encounters with existing archives or the creation of new ones, bridging the digital and the physical in the process.

 

Marcela Pardo Ariza, born in Bogotá, Colombia and based in San Francisco, explores the relationship of wry humor, queerness and representation through color sets, prop-like objects and constructed photography. Ariza received her MFA from San Francisco Arts Institute. She is a current Curatorial Council Member at Southern Exposure and works in the Civic Engagement department at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

 

Sofie Ramos creates installations that are inspired by everyday material culture, curating found objects and patterns to make the mundane strange through form, color, and whimsy. Her site-specific work is known for its colorful chaos and continuous evolution. Ramos was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1990, graduated with an MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley in 2015, and now lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She has shown at Mixed Greens gallery in New York, Swim Gallery in San Francisco, and Johansson Projects in Oakland, and is an alum of the Artist in Residence program at Facebook HQ.

 

Leila Weefur lives and works in Oakland and received her MFA from Mills College. She tackles the complexities of phenomenological Blackness through video, installation, printmaking, and lecture-performances. Using materials and visual gestures to access the tactile memory, she explores the abject, the sensual and the nuance found in the social interactions and language with which our bodies have to negotiate space. She is the Audio/Video Editor-In-Chief at Art Practical and a member of The Black Aesthetic.

 

Lindsey White is an artist and educator. She has exhibited at venues such as SFMOMA; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen; Bolinas Museum, California; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; ACME., Los Angeles; The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Oregon; San Francisco International Airport Museum, and Museum Bärengasse, Zurich. White was a recipient of the 2017 SECA Art Award.

 

Authors

 

Dodie Bellamy’s writing focuses on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. She is the 2018-19 subject of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art’s On Our Mind program, a year-long series of public events, commissioned essays, and reading group meetings inspired by an artist’s writing and lifework. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e). Her essay The Beating of Our Hearts was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she edited Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997 for Nightboat Books.

 

Elaine Castillo was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Comparative Literature. She is a Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation Fellow, and her writing can be found in Freeman’s, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, Taste Magazine, Bon Appetit, Electric Literature and elsewhere. Her most recent short film, A MUKBANG, was commissioned by SFMOMA’s Open Space. Her debut novel AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART was published by Viking Books in the US and Canada, and by Atlantic Books in the UK, and is being translated for publication in several countries. Her Instagram is @_elainecastillo.

 

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book Someone’s Dead Already was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the winner of a California Book Award and an American Book Award.

 

One of the original “New Narrative” writers of the 1980s, Kevin Killian lives and works in San Francisco. His books include an edition of Jack Spicer’s Collected Poems, a book of memoirs forthcoming from Semiotext(e) (Fascination, edited by Andrew Durbin), Eyewitness from Granary Books (the “as told to” memoirs of beat legend Carolyn Dunn), the third volume of his Selected Amazon Reviews, edited by Dia Felix, and Tagged, Killian’s intimate photographs of poets, musicians, artists and filmmakers In November 2018, Chicago’s Iceberg Project will open an exhibition, curated by the artist John Neff, organized around Killian’s 2012 novel Spreadeagle.

 

Michael Warr is Poetry Editor for Of Poetry & Protest — From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. His most recent collection of poems is The Armageddon of Funk. Awards include a Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Creative Work Fund Award for his multimedia project Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview Hunters Point, and others. He is a San Francisco Library Laureate and recently became a Director at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Formerly, Michael served as the Deputy Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora. See Amazon Authors, armageddonoffunk.tumblr.com, and www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwarrpublic/ for more.