An informal talk with Joseph del Pesco

20 September 2007 - 20 September 2009

Mercer Union Presents:

An informal talk by the peripatetic curator Joseph del Pesco

Friday, 20 July 2007, 7PM

Joseph del Pesco works as a curator for Artists Space (New York) where his first exhibition “On Being An Exhibition” will open in the Fall. He has also organized independent curatorial projects for the Galerie Analix in Geneva, Switzerland; Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Canada; the De Young Art Center in San Francisco; and the Rooseum in Malmo, Sweden among others. In the Fall of 2005 del Pesco initiated the Shotgun Review, a critical web-journal reviewing exhibitions and events in the San Francisco Bay Area (with collaborator Scott Oliver). In April of 2007 he launched The Collective Foundation, an exhibition in the form of an arts organization, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In the Fall of 2007 he will teach a class on artist initiated education platforms/projects at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

The Collective Foundation

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Neither an artist project nor a curated group exhibition in the conventional sense, The Collective Foundation exhibition presented a research and development organization via six experimental programs, mini-exhibitions and related partner projects. The mission of this organization is to propose and prototype an array of services for artists and arts organizations while investigating new resources and locating practical ways of reducing administration and overhead. To find out more about the foundation and its programs visit: .