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Free, Gallery Talk, Talks

Staff Picks: Marin Sarvé-Tarr on Richard Artschwager

Friday, Dec 14, 2018


Discover hidden gems and hear from multiple perspectives in this series of gallery talks. Each month, an SFMOMA staff member highlights work that pushes boundaries, defies expectations, and inspires deep thinking. You might find a new favorite!

This month, Fisher Collection Curatorial Fellow of Painting and Sculpture Marin Sarvé-Tarr will discuss the mind-bending works of Richard Artschwager currently presented together on Floor 5, which display the artist’s penchant for the bizarre.

Sarvé-Tarr has contributed to SFMOMA exhibitions and publications on artists including Artschwager, Sam Francis, and Joan Mitchell. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago and has held positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris. She was co-curator of Interiors and Exteriors: Avant-Garde Itineraries in Postwar France (2013–14) at the University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art and recently contributed to France and the Visual Arts since 1945: Remapping European Postwar and Contemporary Art.