Cauleen Smith, Sojourner, 2018 (still); collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Cauleen Smith; photo: courtesy the artist, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, and Kate Werble Gallery, New York
Free, Talks

Artist Talk: Cauleen Smith

Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

Noon PDT

Free with RSVP

Captions will be provided for this event.

Join Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith for an online discussion about the research and process behind her time-based works currently on view in Future Histories: Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith (Floor 7) as well as in a forthcoming online film program co-presented with San Francisco Cinematheque.

This event is presented in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Thursdays.

About the Artist

Cauleen Smith is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Operating in multiple materials and arenas, Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film. Drawing from structuralism, third world cinema, and science fiction, she makes things that deploy the tactics of activism in service of ecstatic social space and contemplation. In recent years, solo presentations of Smith’s work have shown at such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, MASS MoCA, and others. Smith lives in Los Angeles and is art program faculty at California Institute of the Arts.