Potluck chat: Pickpocket Almanack @ SFMoMA

September 15, 2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Potluck chat: Pickpocket Almanack @ SFMoMA

Hi everyone,

We’ll be talking with Joseph del Pesco, about his upcoming curatorial project at SFMoMA, The Pickpocket Almanack.

About The Pickpocket Almanack

The Pickpocket Almanack is an is an experimental school-without-walls.  Each season, a temporary faculty of artists, curators, writers and filmmakers create courses by selecting from public events already scheduled to take place at venues around the Bay Area.  Each course takes these pre-existing events (lectures, screenings, workshops, panels) out of context and gives them a new thematic frame.  What you get is a set of journeys around Bay Area cultural life, some unexpected connections, new discoveries, and a different angle on the Bay Area led by some of its most distinctive cultural figures.

Discussion will be conducted online throughout the course, and participants and faculty will meet in person at the end of each season. There are no age or experience requirements, and all courses are free and not for credit (tickets may be required for some programs and events). Participants may enroll in a maximum of two courses per season; space may be limited for some courses. Enrollment for the fall season (October through December 2009) will begin on September 23.
View courses and sign up at www.pickpocketalmanack.org

Faculty for Fall season:
Jens Hoffmann
Les Blank
Beth Lisick
Rick & Megan Prelinger
Ben Kinmont

Also see: http://www.sfmoma.org/events/1494

About Joseph del Pesco
Joseph del Pesco is an independent curator, art journalist, regular collaborator, and web-media producer. He has organized curatorial projects at Artists Space in New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Galerie Analix in Geneva, Switzerland; the Rooseum in Malmö, Sweden; Articule in Montréal, Canada; the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada; and the Nelson Gallery at the University of California, Davis. He has contributed interviews, reviews, and other texts to Flash Art, X-Tra, Proximity, Fillip, and NUKE magazines and Art in America’s website.

See you all then!

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