XIAOWEI WANG, ABRAM STERN (APHID), + GRACE T. WEISS
november 19, 2019, 7pm
san francisco, CA
Xiaowei Wang is an artist and engineer. Their work focuses on the centrality of landscape and ecology in a digital world, building inquiry and community through public art, data visualization and writing. Their current research focus is technology use in rural China, Sinofuturism and the intersection of food systems and technology. Currently, they serve as Creative Director of Logic Magazine and co-run the Tech + Ecology Writer's Workshop at b4bel4b gallery, Oakland.
Abram Stern (aphid) is an artist and scholar whose work operates on collections of government-produced media, analyzing both the material produced by public bureaucracies and the apparatuses of sense-making that take part in this analysis. His work has been exhibited at Real Art Ways, the Beall Center for Arts and Technology, Works|San Jose, the McDonough Museum of Art, New Langton Arts and various online fora. Abram is a PhD candidate in Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz.
Grace T. Weiss is the Assistant Registrar for Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). She has presented internationally on media registration and her work with SFMOMA’s Media Arts collection, and is a contributing author of Museum Registration Methods, 6th Edition. Grace holds a M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and dual B.A. degrees in Art History and Communications from Fordham University. Specializing in time-based media, her work focuses on how museums are adapting to collect and preserve the art of our time.
The Living Room Light Exchange was founded in 2014 by Liat Berdugo and Elia Vargas. It is currently curated by by Liat Berdugo and Tanya Gayer (guest curator). It meets the 3rd Tuesday of almost every month in rotating living rooms around the Bay Area.