Natalie and James Thompson Gallery
Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. They undertake advanced spatial and media investigations into cases of human rights violations, with and on behalf of communities affected by political violence, human rights organizations, international prosecutors, environmental justice groups, and media organizations.
Rosa Menkman has worked extensively on pushing the boundaries of technology through the exploration of glitches, compressions, encoding, and other artifacts that are produced in analogue and digital media. Shadow Knowledge presents four recent bodies of work by Menkman which explore oversaturation and its effects on perception. Working against tech standardization and the loss of agency that is forced on users, Menkman imagines a world without resolution, material or other constraints, where the possibilities of creation extend beyond knowledge and into the unseeable.
Lectures available on YouTube channel
Selected presentations from the Tuesday Night Lecture Series are available to view on the Thompson Gallery's new YouTube channel.
"Artist and MFA Candidate Don Hanson put his passion for net art into developing NEW ART CITY, a platform that has been used to stage virtual versions of canceled exhibitions and to experiment with the possibilities for digital shows."
Spring 2020 BFA Student Exhibitions and Culminating Class Exhibitions are presented in a virtual format. View work from all disciplines of study in the Department of Art & Art History.
A 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Titus Kaphar, ’01 BFA Art/Pictorial Arts, says he sees painting as a language that offers diverse perspectives on history, justice and change.
Shadow Knowledge Exhibition Extended through October 30, 2020
Shadow Knowledge features four bodies of work by new media artist Rosa Menkman. The exhibition has been extended through October 30, 2020, and will be open by appointment only during the fall semester.
Rosa Menkman: Shadow Knowledge
South Bay Art Organizations Panel
Sondra Sherman: Jewelry Talks - Thought to Form
Renee Billingslea: Picturing Hidden Stories
Dana Frankfort: Process
Cate White: At the Margins of Psyche and Culture
Jiabao Li - Speculative Futures: Climate, Pandemic, and Technology
Gelare Khoshgozaran: Artist Talk
Stephanie Dinkins - Afro-Now-ism: Community, Craft, and the Vernacular in Artificial Intelligence
Anuradha Vikram - An Ethic of Caring Beyond the Human: Posthumanism and Performance
New Gallery Director & Art Collections Manager
The Department of Art & Art History welcomes new Gallery Director and University Art Collections Manager Alena Sauzade. Alena comes to SJSU from the City of Pleasanton, where she served as the Visual Arts and Gallery Curator at the city’s Harrington Art Gallery. She earned her PhD in Art History from Stony Brook University where she specialized in public art and commemoration and wrote a dissertation on memorials to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. She's currently working remotely from a pillow and blanket fort built by her two and four year old daughters.