Rome Revisited

June 2–23, 2018

Curated by OCCCA’s Exhibitions Director, Carolyn Yarnell

Opening Reception: Saturday June 2, from 6 to 10 pm

The exhibition Rome Revisited reunites the following Fellows and Residents of the American Academy in Rome who were brought together by the Rome Prize at the turn of the millennium, MM, in a celebration of the fine arts and humanities. -Carolyn Yarnell


Tom Andrews, (FAAR 2000, literature)
Martin Bresnick (FAAR 1976, RAAR 2000, musical composition)
Shih-Hui Chen (FAAR 2000, musical composition)
David Fludd (FAAR 2000, visual arts)
Stephen Harby (FAAR 2000, architecture)
Wendy Kaplan (FAAR 2000, design arts)
Joyce Kozloff (FAAR 2000, visual arts)
Jeannette Louie (FAAR 2000, visual arts)
Simonetta Moro (Italian Fulbright Fellow, visual arts)
Alice Boccia Paterakis (FAAR 2000, Historic Preservation & Conservation)
Sandra Phillips (RAAR 2000, fine arts)
David Salle (RAAR 2000, visual arts)
Stephen Sears (FAAR 2000, landscape architecture)
Maureen Selwood (VAAR 2000, FAAR 2003, visual arts)
Peter Waldman (FAAR 2000, architecture)
Carolyn Yarnell (FAAR 2000, musical composition)
Dorian Blake Yarnelson (VAAR 2000, visual arts)
Micheal Frank ( VAAR 2000 , literature)
Johnathan Harr ( VAAR 2000, literature)

*With special guest artist, George Herms (FAAR 1983, visual arts), who inspired the establishment of OCCCA.

Carolyn Yarnell, curator of the show, is an American composer and visual artist. A recipient of the Rome Prize, Charles Ives Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is particularly noted for works which combine visual and musical depictions of landscape and light, many of which were inspired by the landscapes of her native California.

The American Academy in Rome, a leading overseas research and arts institution, is situated across the Tiber on the hill Janiculum overlooking the Eternal City. Website: http://aarome.org/about

The Janiculum is a storied place in history and mythology. It was the center for the cult of Janus, the two-faced God of beginnings and endings, of time, doors and passages, his face looking both to the past and the future. It was site of the siege of Rome in 508 BC during the war between Rome and Clusium, and where the forces of Garibaldi were defeated by the French in 1849.

This exquisite hill has also brought together some of the most celebrated creators in history. It was on the Janiculum -- at the precise site where the American Academy's Casa Rustica stands today – where, on April 14, 1611, Galileo unveiled for the first time his new invention: the telescope.

The American Academy in Rome is uniquely perched in the vast range of perspective and perception, simultaneously a place where history both resides and is created. To Carolyn Yarnell, though, that transcendent place will always be safe in her heart as "Rome, sweet home."


David Fludd


Joyce Kozloff


Simonetta Moro


David Salle


Stephen Sears


Maureen Selwood


Carolyn Yarnell


Dorain Blake Yarnelson




It's Time

An Uncensored Look at the Time's Up & #MeToo Movements

Curated by: Anuradha Vikram, Artistic Director 18th Street Arts Center

Show Runs July 7-August 11, 2018

Opening Reception July 7th, 2018 6-10pm FREE

Special performance by Kohinoorgasm

Photo Sonia Prabhu, styling by NorBlack NorWhite 

Kohinoorgasm (one word: ko-hee-noor-gasm) is the experimental pop music project of queer, desi artist Josephine Shetty. Shetty uses minimal dance beats and softly sung vocals as a gentle way to communicate her frustrations with misogyny, opposition to war and imperialism, and experiences with anxiety and abuse. By looping danceable drums and dreamy synth sounds beneath repetitive English and Hindi lyrics, Shetty creates hypnotic environments meant for introspection and catharsis. She has performed at SXSW, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and several other universities, museums, music venues, and DIY spaces across the US and Europe. 


Featured Artists:

Chloe Allred, Veronica An, Jennifer Ashley, Milton Aviles, Jenny E. Balisle, Mariona Barkus, Martin Bustamante, Priscila Claure Soruco, Lorraine Crowder, Vanessa Filley, Teresa Flores, Charli Forrester, Melissa Friedman, Cheri Gaulke, Ashley Gibbons, Emily Halpern, Erin Holscher Almazan, Axelle Kieffer, Lily La Bare, Susan Lane, Laura Larson, Shireen Liane, Joseph Liatela, Jessy Lu, Jamie Luoto, Jenny Lynn, Gina M, Pamela Madsen, Christina McPhee, Yvette Molina, Lisette Morales, Lena Moross, Jennifer Noland, Ashley Obregon, Vivian Patton, Renee Petropoulo, Donnal Poppe, Michele Pred, Tanya Ragir, Sarey Ruden, Claire Salvo, Arika Von Edler, Carol Zou

"Political times call for political art. The past year has shown that women's voices will not be silenced, no matter how hard the patriarchy digs in its heels. Artists have heard the call to speak up against structural violence and oppression. The urgency and candor of their work reflects that of this important cultural moment."

Anuradha Vikram is a writer, curator, and educator. Her research focus is transnational futurism, combining media studies, theory of globalization, and critical race discourse with modern and contemporary art history. Vikram has guest-curated exhibitions for the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Mills College Art Museum, ProArts Gallery, and the DeYoung Museum Artist Studio, and held curatorial positions at UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, Headlands Center for the Arts, Aicon Gallery, and Richmond Art Center. She has contributed essays to journals including Leonardo, KCET Artbound, Artillery, Hyperallergic, Daily Serving, and OPEN SPACE, the blog of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and to catalogues on the work of Sonya Rapoport, Chitra Ganesh, Ana Mendieta, and Om Prakash, among others. Vikram holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts and a BS in Studio Art from New York University. She is a Senior Lecturer in the MFA Social Practice Area Emphasis at Otis College of Art and Design, and a member of the Board of Directors of the College Art Association, where she chairs the Museums Committee.

Anuradha Vikram
Artistic Director 18th Street Arts Center

Interested groups that want to take part in forums or panel discussions please contact us, we want to provide an excellent art exhibition along with information and discussions surrounding the movements




September 1 - 29, 2018

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