Upcoming
Exhibitions

SEP 14–DEC 11, 2016

THE 96th RITUAL (FOR ANNA HALPRIN)  

95 Rituals, 2015, directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, photo by Pak Han
95 Rituals, 2015, directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, photo by Pak Han

95 Rituals, 2015

directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga
photo by Pak Han

The 96th Ritual (for Anna Halprin) documents the performance project 95 Rituals, directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, performed by dance company inkBoat, and presented by Dancers’ Group in 2015.

Dedicated to modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin’s 95th birthday, 95 Rituals culminated in performances at the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco. Featuring photography, video, scores, and installation, The 96th Ritual (for Anna Halprin) explores the creative process of experimentation.

SEP 14–DEC 11, 2016

ROOT CONNECTION: 20 YEARS OF THE PATTI SMITH COLLECTION  

Patti Smith
Patti Smith

Patti Smith

This exhibition will feature materials from the Patti Smith Collection housed in the Heller Rare Book Room at Mills College.

The Special Collections at the Mills College library has a unique collection of books, journal articles, photographs, and ephemera by and about Patti Smith. This expansive collection contains Smith’s poetry, music, photographs, as well as all of her published works, including international versions and various types of releases.

JAN 18–MAR 12, 2016

DIANA AL-HADID 

Diana Al-Hadid Blind Bust II (detail), 2012, Bronze, painted stainless steel. Photo: Jason Wyche. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Diana Al-Hadid Blind Bust II (detail), 2012, Bronze, painted stainless steel. Photo: Jason Wyche. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Diana Al-Hadid

Bust II (detail), 2012
Bronze, painted stainless steel

The sculptures and paintings of Syrian-born Al-Hadid (1981- ) appear to be trapped in an eternal moment of precariousness and decay.

Inspired by historical forms from art and architecture, Al-Hadid’s highly material works are charged with drips, textures, patterns, and ornaments that recall Arabic calligraphy and Islamic textile patterns.

JAN 18–MAR 12, 2016

ELENA DORFMAN: SYRIA’S LOST GENERATION

Elena Dorfman, Alee, 2013, Archival InkjetPrint on Paper. Courtesy of Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.
Elena Dorfman, Alee, 2013, Archival InkjetPrint on Paper. Courtesy of Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.

Elena Dorfman

Alee, 2013
Archival InkjetPrint on Paper

Commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Syria’s Lost Generation documents a small fraction of a population disproportionately affected by the war: teenagers.

Through portraiture and audio recordings, Elena Dorfman (1965- ) offers a humanistic perspective to the Syrian conflict, a global crisis that has claimed more than 470,000 lives and driven 6.5 million people from their homes.