Untitled (Joanne [Ha]Rruff)

Untitled (Joanne [Ha]Rruff)
Thursday, July 26

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York

UJHR is an ongoing investigation into the life and work of a just-about-completely-unknown former-California-visual-artist once-named Joanne Harruff and Joanne Rruff. Delivered as an illustrated presentation by Glass, house founder Jordan Stein, the project is updated and reconsidered over time, with the latest installment representing Stein’s most recent findings.

Said one interviewee of Joanne: “I’m not sure what happened to her once she left town around 1984. No one really knows.”

Themes include: The embodied search, scratch archiving, missing persons, the mirror as evasive strategy, insurance photography, institutional memory, collective conjuring, personal quest, “bad energy,” multiple name changes, paper pulp, and literal framing.

Related characters include: Helen Keller, Mark Twain, Maria Nordman, Marian Goodman, Alberta Mayo, Ed Kienholz, Shelley Diekman, Beau Takahara, the Exploratorium, Will Brown, Glass, house, Frank J. Thomas, and Greg Harruff.

Untitled (Joanne [Ha]Rruff) was first presented at Will Brown in conjunction with the exhibition Manitoba Museum of Finds Art on June 1, 2012.

This is event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Jordan Stein” in the subject field.

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July 26, 2012

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Jordan Stein

Jordan Stein is the founder of Glass, house, a project-based curatorial initiative that explores notions of transparency and reflectivity in contemporary art practice and presentation; co-founder/director of Will Brown, an exhibition and program space in San Francisco’s Mission District; and an Arts Project Developer at the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. His latest project, Night (1947-2015), will debut at Philip Johnson’s Glass House in September of 2012.

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