Mar 07 Sat
Educational Program

The Animate Life of Objects: Abner Nolan and Roderick Kiracofe

March 7, 2015

Bay Area artist and educator Abner Nolan talks with Roderick Kiracofe about the ways we construct and attach meaning to certain types of cultural objects, and how we value them as instinctive accounts of our lives. Nolan, one of the contributing essayists in the book Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000 writes about old, anonymous photographs and quilts as having the capacity to hold our memories and imagination. "Imbued with desire or longing as it is passed between hands over time, [these objects] become a kind of talisman or shrine, taking on a signifcance that stands in stark contrast to its humble, material condition." 

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