Notes from the Columbarium on Art, AIDS, and Activism with Josh Faught

Related Exhibition 2012 SECA Art Award

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Neptune Society Columbarium

On the occasion of SECA Art Award winner Josh Faught's site-specific installation on view at the Neptune Society Columbarium, we host an afternoon of micro-talks and a pop-up cinema co-presented with Frameline. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Columbarium's niches and passageways as speakers, including Faught, meditate on the building's history, AIDS, activism, and craft and art making. The program includes short films by David Weissman and a special screening of Ben Van Meter's short film The Saga of Macramé Park (1974), which recounts the creation and installation of a children's playground of macramé in Bolinas, California designed by Alexandra Jacopetti Hart. The afternoon concludes with a live performance by Luciano Chessa.

Part of Live Projects 2

Noon Talk: Josh Faught, 2012 SECA Art Award winner
12:30 p.m. Talk: Emmitt Watson, Columbarium historian and caretaker
12:45 p.m. Talk: Trina Lopez, filmmaker (A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries)
1:30 p.m. Reading: Robert Glück, poet/novelist
2:00 p.m. Break and niche tour
2:30 p.m. Talk: Harmony Hammond, artist
3:15 p.m. Talk: Nicole Archer, art historian
4:00 p.m. Talk: Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, textile artist and author of Native Funk and Flash: An Emerging Folk Art
4:30 p.m. Film screening: Ben Van Meter, The Saga of Macramé Park, 1974, 22 min., digital presentation
5:00 p.m. Talk and film screening: David Weissman, filmmaker (We Were Here), presents short films
6:00 p.m. Performance: Luciano Chessa, composer/performer

Image: Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco, 2011; photo courtesy Matthew Outcalt