Bay Area Conversation

Saturday, April 12, 2008
Landscape Is Destiny

Date + Time

Saturday, April 12, 2008
3:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Speakers from the rich intellectual and artistic communities of our region come together for a conversation on contemporary issues. This evening Solnit hosts Light and Paglen for a wide-ranging look at landscape, politics, and everyday life. Solnit's recent essay collection Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics takes up vistas mythical and actual, impassible and sustaining, lightweight and lost. Many of Light's aerial photographs show a complex infrastructure that is frequently overlooked. Paglen's recent projects attempt to document secret military programs never intended to be seen. A book signing and reception follow the discussion.

Participants

Michael Light, photographer
Trevor Paglen, artist
Rebecca Solnit, writer

Admission + Ticketing

$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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