Richard Misrach, Oakland Fires

Starting at 11am this Sunday the 5th, there are a slew of events happening over at BAM/PFA to celebrate … the sun :).  Something we have been seeing very little of in the last few weeks, so it’s only appropriate that we shed some light on the vast topic.  No puns intended.  

The Sun (Part One)
Opening: February 5th, 2012, 11am
Join Land and Sea in celebrating the sun! New York City–based chef and owner of Nasturtium, Scott Winegard, leads a food-based workshop inspired by, and responding to, the sun and the moon. Once nourished, listen to Jennifer Curtis, who studied at both Mills and Juilliard, play solar compositions on her violin. Finally, Date Palms (Gregg Kowalsky and Marielle Jakobsons) eases us gently into the afternoon.

Reminding viewers of the suns power, BAM/PFA pays homage to Richard Misrach and the 20th Anniversary of the Oakland Firestorm.

End: February 5th, 2012

To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the catastrophic firestorm that struck the Oakland and Berkeley hills in 1991, BAM/PFA and the Oakland Museum of California each present forty photographs from the series by Richard Misrach, including fourteen large-format images whose immense scale invites the viewer to enter into Misrach’s quiet elegies

End: February 5th, 2012

In conjunction with 1991: Oakland–Berkeley Fire Aftermath, Photographs by Richard Misrach, we are pleased to present works by Richard Misrach from the BAM/PFA collection. In addition to the entire Graecism portfolio (1979–82), Richard Misrach: Photographs from the Collection also includes samplings from the artist’s acclaimed series Golden Gate (2000), Desert Cantos (1987–97), and Bravo 20 Bombing Range (1986).

For more information visit the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s website.