We are very honored and excited to announce that we have been asked to join the faculty of the Fall/Winter Session of the Pickpocket Almanack. For those of you unfamiliiar with this wonderful creation by curator Joseph del Pesco, here's a brief description:
"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. The result 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."
Lauren and I have created a course entitled "Celebrating Dilletantism," and now all we need are some students!! That's where you come in! As a student you are expected to attend the various events, participate in some casual discussions, and most importantly, have fun and enjoy yourself. We will also be curating a special evening at the SFMOMA next month to supplement the other events from our course.
Registration for "Celebrating Dilettantism" is now open, and space is limited, so please visit the Pickpocket Almanack website, scroll down to the registration page, and sign up now!