From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art

On view Nov 25, 2016–Apr 2, 2017

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Christian Boltanski, Scratch, 2014. 16 frames, photographs, paint, light bulbs, electric wire. Photo by JKA Photography. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Nao Bustamante, Kevlar Fighting Costumes (set of 5), 2015. Protective Kevlar® wearable fighting costume. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Dale Griner. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Binh Danh, Holding #2, from the Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War series, 2009. Chlorophyll print and resin. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Families I and II, 2013. Laminated digital print and wool. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Rä di Martino, Every World’s a Stage (Beggar in the Ruins of Star Wars), 2012. Diptych, gelatin silver print. Private Collection. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Bernice Eisenstein, Genizot, 2014. Installation with paintings and objects in vitrine. Detail: collaged and folded edition of Felix Salten's Bambi: A Life in the Woods. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of Royal Ontario Museum © ROM. Photo by Brian Boyle. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Eric Finzi, Tennicycle, 2014. Cast glass and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Mark Gulezian. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Nicholas Galanin, Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan (We Will Again Open This Container of Wisdom That Has Been Left in Our Care), Part I, 2006. Digital video: 4 minutes, 36 seconds. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Nicholas Galanin, Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan (We Will Again Open This Container of Wisdom That Has Been Left in Our Care), Part II, 2006. Digital video: 4 minutes, 36 seconds. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Guy Goldstein, Eid ist Eid (An Oath is an Oath), 2008. Sound and embroidered tapestry on loudspeaker. Private collection, Tel-Aviv. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Fotini Gouseti, Kalavryta 2012, 2013. 2000 silk ties. Courtesy Joey Ramone, Rotterdam. Photo by Fraser Stewart. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Fotini Gouseti, Kalavryta 2012, 2013. 2000 silk ties (detail). Courtesy Joey Ramone, Rotterdam. Photo by Fotini Gouseti. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Ellen Harvey, Alien Souvenir Stand, 2013. Oil on aluminum, watercolor, and latex paint on clay board, wood aluminum sheeting, propane tanks, and velcro. Courtesy of Locks Gallery. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Aram Jibilian, Gorky and the Glass House, 2010. 22 inkjet prints. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Loli Kantor, What Remains, Bershad, Ukraine, 2007. Palladium print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Lisa Kokin, Inventory, 1997 (detail). Mixed media gut installation. Courtesy of the artist and Seager Gray Gallery. Photo by John Wilson White. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Ralph Lemon, Come home Charley Patton, 2004. Performance at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois. 90 min. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Eric Stone. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Ralph Lemon, Come home Charley Patton, 2004. Performance at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois. 90 min. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Dan Merlo. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Fabio Morais, Bandeira (Flag), 2012. Digital printing on polyester fabric. Photo courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vermelho. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Elizabeth Moran, Artifact (George with banjo), 1984 / 2015. C-print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Elizabeth Moran, Measuring visual disturbances #4, 2015. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Wael Shawky, Al Araba Al Madfuna II, 2013. B&W film, sound, subtitles © Wael Shawky; Courtesy Lisson Gallery. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Hank Willis Thomas, What Goes Without Saying, 2012. Wooden pillory and microphone. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Hank Willis Thomas, Amelia Falling, 2014. Glass mirror and silver. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Chikako Yamashiro, Your voice came out through my throat, 2009. Video. © Chikako Yamashiro. Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Vandy Rattana, Kompong Thom, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Vandy Rattana, Prey Veng, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Vandy Rattana, Kompong Thom, Sambor Prey Kuk, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Vandy Rattana, Rattanakiri II, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Vandy Rattana, Kandal I, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Vandy Rattana, Kandal II, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Vandy Rattana, Kompong Cham, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Vandy Rattana, Rattanakiri I, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Vandy Rattana, Takeo, from the series Bomb Ponds, 2009. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Yong Soon Min, Motherload, 1996. Installation: fabric, shoes, pedestal. Courtesy of the artist. From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Installation photograph of From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. Photo by JKA Photography. On view November 25, 2016–April 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

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