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Community Opening Celebration for Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped and Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 | 7–9pm

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

Join us to celebrate the opening of Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped and Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle.

schedule of events

Community Opening


Everyone is invited to explore the galleries.

Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.


Gallery Chat with artist Izidora Leber LETHE in the Stephen and Maribelle Leavitt Yud Gallery

Galleries Close


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Annabeth rosen: fired, broken, GATHERED, heaped

This exhibition is the first major survey of Annabeth Rosen (b. 1957 Brooklyn, NY), Robert Arneson Chair at UC Davis, and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

For over two decades, Annabeth Rosen has interrogated the medium of ceramics in the context of contemporary art. Featuring ceramics and works on paper from over twenty years, this groundbreaking exhibition examines how Rosen’s work radically defies the limits of her primary medium, pushing it beyond spectacle and into conversations about contemporary painting, feminist theory, endurance-based performance, and conceptual art.

izidora leber lethe: peristyle

Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle is the first solo museum exhibition of Croatian-Swiss, Oakland-based artist Izidora Leber LETHE. Drawing from the visual languages of Brutalist architecture and minimalist performance scores, this site-specific installation and performance mines the layered memories of the double émigré artist. The artist’s lived experience of diaspora—a history shared by Jewish and many other populations over millennia—informs her conceptual inquiry. Excavating ideologies found in Ancient Roman architecture and the systems of meaning that define The CJM’s Daniel Libeskind-designed building, LETHE’s work imagines a reconfiguration of relationships in the face of irresolvable diasporas.  


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Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) and was curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, CAMH’s former Senior Curator, currently the Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. CAMH’s presentation was generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Sara and Bill Morgan, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Presentation of the exhibition in San Francisco is organized by Heidi Rabben, Senior Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Leadership support is generously provided by Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt.

Image Credit

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped (installation view), at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2017. Photo by Annabeth Rosen. Courtesy the artist.