Investigating the Boundaries of Charged Space

Related Exhibition Charged Space

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 5:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Moderated by new SFMOMA media arts curator Frieling in conjunction with Charged Space, this program explores art and politics on the perimeter of European identity. The speakers discuss the ways artists address issues of government surveillance, collective memory, and local culture during and after major political shifts. Hanru, curator for the upcoming Istanbul Biennial, offers special insights on contemporary Turkish art. From numerous writings on migration and visual culture, Göktürk contributes her perspective on the social climate of Turkey and shifting European borders.


Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts, SFMOMA
Deniz Göktürk, professor of German and film studies, University of California, Berkeley
Hou Hanru, director of exhibitions and public programs, San Francisco Art Institute