Opening November 21st at the Contemporary Jewish Museum – CJM, San Francisco is “Live Archive,” a solo exhibition by Jewish artist, Jason Lazarus. Lazarus’ exhibition explores collective public archives, personal memory, and the role of photography and collecting in contemporary art and identity. Chicago-based Lazarus is known for using both traditionally developed photography and found and solicited images and texts in collaborative installations and innovative crowd-sourced, online community projects. Lazarus’ work simultaneously directs attention inward toward the personal and outward toward the historical. The three main aspects of the exhibition map onto three key elements of the Jewish experience: memory, prophecy, and learning. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
“Live Archive” is on view through March 23rd, 2013.
For more information visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum – CJM, San Francisco