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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher: “Wearables: Helpful or Harmful”
Starting by reviewing two recent exhibitions Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher curated at SFMOMA- Far Out: Suits, Habs and Labs (2019) and Designed in California (2018), that include a trajectory of wearables from the spacesuit to personal health monitors- this presentation will also include newer wearables which dictate behavior and define well-being and will be followed by a conversation on who benefits from wearables, biodesign and neuroaesthetics.
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher is the Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design and Head of the Department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Since 2008, she has organized several key acquisitions and exhibitions with a focus on bold visionary works of design from the late 20th century to today. Her recent curatorial projects include Far Out: Suits, Habs and Labs for Outer Space (co-curator) (2019), The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment and Idealism (co-curator) (2018), Designed in California(2018), Typeface to Interface (co-curator) (2016) and forthcoming projects Tatiana Bilbao: Architecture from Outside In (2020), Conversation Pieces (2020) and Neri Oxman (2021). She holds a B.A. in Art History from New York University in Art History, a M.A in Curatorial Studies from Bard College and a M.Des in Architecture History and Theory from Harvard University.
This lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Art, Architecture, History of Art and Architecture, and Product Design.
A Necessary Irritant, a 90-minute roller coaster ride through the Ceramic Revolution, is the final lecture on luminary intellectual and provocateur Garth Clark’s last international tour. This multi-media presentation draws from over 80 books, 400 monographs, essays, and reviews that Clark has authored over the last five decades to weave his biography with seminal moments in Contemporary Ceramic Art throughout the 20th and 21st century. This event is organized in collaboration with the Center for Art Research, the Portland Art Museum, and Eutectic Gallery and is hosted by the Northwest Art Council.
Garth Clark, known for his wit, deep scholarship, and innovative curatorial projects, has been a leading voice in contemporary Craft and Ceramics since the 1970s. Clark first discovered his interest in Ceramic Art during his upbringing in South Africa. After receiving his master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, London, in modern ceramic history he became an expert in British pottery and is responsible for some of the field’s most seminal works about 19th, 20th, and 21stcentury Ceramics. He co-founded and co-operated Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles, Kansas City, New York London with Marc Del Vecchio for 27 years before becoming the founding Editor-in-Chief of CFile Foundation, an online journal and publishing enterprise.