On Thursday, 10 September, Landmarks opened its newest installation, EON, by artist Jennifer Steinkamp. The commission is sited at the newly renovated Welch Hall and was celebrated with Landmarks' first virtual opening.
The event opened with remarks by Landmarks Director Andrée Bober and College of Natural Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart. Remarks were followed by an hour-long conversation between SFMOMA curator Rudolf Frieling and Steinkamp and audience questions. Steinkamp shared an overview of her previous work along with photos and videos of EON.
Among other topics, the conversation explored symbiosis, the scientific concept of mutual cooperation between organisms and the inspiration behind Eon. We invite you to learn more about the installation in this curatorial essay by Frieling.
At this time, EON may be viewed in-person during general access hours from 6AM - 7PM, Monday thru Friday. Restricted access begins at 7PM on weekdays and weekends. To abide by UT health guidelines, please wear a mask or facial covering when inside Welch Hall and maintain a safe distance between yourself and others. Hours subject to change. Click here for a Google map of Welch Hall.
Check out the video below to re-visit the virtual conversation with Jennifer Steinkamp.