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Haptic Encounters with Georgina Kleege

Posted in Exhibit, and Museums

One of the many welcome features of the Jewish Folktales Retold exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco are the experimental access and interpretive materials created in collaboration with writer and professor Georgina Kleege.

On the left a tall white-haired woman stands dressed in black and holding a white cane, to her right a sculpture made of strips of paper and cardboard of a fox like creature, leaning back on its hind legs and one front leg resting behind its body, appearing to laugh, and towering over the woman.
Georgina Kleege and Blame/Thirst, a sculpture inspired by the Golem folk tale by Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, 2017. Lumber, styrofoam, paint, bed sheets, domestic textiles, paper, 8 x 6 x 7 feet.

Georgina is a leading scholar working at the intersection between blindness and visual art.  She is also the blind daughter of two visual artists. A professor of English and Disability Studies at UC Berkeley, Georgina has expanded the field of audio description through her practice.

Park McArthur @ SF MOMA

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Park McArthur writes that she has passes to see her exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Just drop DisArts a line.

There’s a captioned video online too!

The museum has made a captioned video describing some of the work and ideas in the show. The video has been added to this webpage within the museum’s website: https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/new-work-park-mcarthur/
The captioning cc button is on the bottom right-hand side of the video screen.