POSTPONED: Rupert Jenkins and Glen Helfand in Conversation
A Time Warp Saturday event celebrating our 50th Anniversary
Join former SFAC Galleries Director Rupert Jenkins and local arts luminary Glen Helfand for a conversation reflecting on the 1990s in San Francisco. What was happening in the art world then? What issues and concerns were artists making work about? How were art institutions supporting artists at the time? Learn more in this lively conversation between two people who helped shaped the San Francisco art scene and its municipal gallery.
Rupert Jenkins was director of the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery for ten years from 1995–2005. Prior to that time, he was Associate Director of SF Camerawork and a member of the Eye Gallery photo collective. After moving to Denver, CO in 2005, Jenkins worked as editor/curator for the University of Denver’s Myhren Gallery before directing the non-profit Colorado Photographic Arts Center for six years. Since 2015, he has worked as an independent writer and curator specializing in editorial, exhibition, and arts management projects and for the past three years Jenkins has been researching and writing a history of post-WWII photography in Colorado from 1945–95, which he hopes will be published as an extended catalog to accompany a traveling exhibition. rupertjenkins.com
Glen Helfand is an independent writer and curator, and an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts. He was on the board of the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in its Grove Street site, and curated numerous exhibitions there, including Real Tears in 1992. glenhelfand.com