Why this Survey?
We need your insights to continue building a better SJICA
We are asking you to participate in this annual survey because as a member of SJICA we value your opinions and perspectives, and we believe that your insights will help us continue building a better organization. The survey will take only a few minutes, yet it will be invaluable in helping us understand what is important to you, so we can work towards delivering the best possible experience for our community.
A special thank you from our Executive Director
I really couldn’t be more proud of the progress we’ve made recently, thanks to so many of you. Foregrounding the voices of local artists, we’re evolving the nature of our programs and exhibitions, as we continue to provide a free and welcoming place for San José and the greater Bay Area community. We want to continue improving how we serve our community, which is why is so important to hear from you. We know your time is valuable, so thank you for investing it in the work we do.
Please take a few moments and share your thoughts with us. And good luck in the raffle!
James G. Leventhal
The Raffle Prize
WIN a limited edition catalogue from the ICA San José exhibition, Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality
By completing the survey your name will automatically be entered in a raffle to win a limited edition catalogue from the 2019 exhibition, Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality, the first large-scale retrospective of this internationally recognized Bay Area artist in more than 20 years. The catalogue was made in collaboration with Hosfelt Gallery, SF, and features works from the SJICA exhibition as well as many other pieces by the artist. Also, included is an augmented reality application downloadable for both Apple and Android smartphone and tablet platforms that enables you to view live action videos of the images featured in the
About the SJICA exhibition, Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality
Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality was on display at SJICA from February 23 to June 2, 2019.
The exhibition included over 35 artworks made between 1986 and 2018, spanning Rath’s prolific career from his early sculptures using cathode ray tubes and found objects to more recent digital and electronic robotics. The exhibition traced major themes and motifs in Rath’s work, including his frequent use of imagery like eyes, mouths and hands that are indicative of human expression and perception, and other motifs like soundless speakers, the running man that changes daily, and feathers that animate robotic machines.
About the artist
Alan Rath, widely known as a pioneer in electronic, kinetic, and robotic sculpture died on October 27th in Oakland, CA. He was 60 and had been battling a rare form of multiple sclerosis for many years.
Rath received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. His contributions to the field of contemporary sculpture and new media have received significant acknowledgement worldwide. Besides the exhibition at SJICA, his work is in major collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the San Jose Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Berkeley Art Museum (CA), and the Hara Museum (Tokyo).
Complete the survey today!
THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15
The survey will take only a few minutes to complete yet it will be invaluable in helping understand what is important to you, so we can work towards delivering the best possible experience for our community. By completing the survey, you will be automatically entered in the raffle! We know your time is valuable. Thank you for investing it in the work we do. And good luck in the raffle!