Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Public Special Events


Currency: The Moving Image
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Free and open to the public
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco,

In conjunction with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, SFAI presents a screening of works by graduating Master of Fine Arts students who excel in the moving image field. Steeped in an avant-garde tradition, SFAI’s MFA program encourages conceptual experimentation and fosters an independent spirit in both thinking and making. Across works in film, video, and performance documentation, the featured artists open our eyes to new modes of understanding from within the temporal-visual plane. Grappling with issues of perception and meaning, transition and liminality, and the nature of art-making in the globalized 21st century, each artist probes the question of what it means to be an artist in the world—tacitly and provocatively expanding our understanding of the significance of the creative impulse today. Please join us as we introduce a new generation of moving image artists to the Bay Area through this inaugural screening at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

For free admission, please print a copy of this screening pass and bring it to the event.


Part I – 2 hours

Pabi Chulo: Next Generation Artist (2 minutes)

Zach R. Alspaugh: A Fine Romance (30 minutes)

Ouater Sand: Yao Yao Yé (2 minutes)

U. V. Dogan: Deflections in Blue (6 minutes)

Javid Soriano: Factotum of the City (10 minutes)

Catherine Lynn Eller: Visual Pleasure (6 minutes)
Li Le: The Breeze You Can’t Hold (30 minutes)

Cheng Jiang: City Soul (30 minutes)

Heejin Jang: Stars Whisper…Ring Ding Dong (3 minutes)


Part II – 1 hour and 26 minutes

Xing Liu (King) & Qi Luo: Halfway Connection (25 minutes)

Jill Taffet: Cosmic Ancestry (3 minutes)

Andréanne Michon: Winter Solstice (8 minutes)

Lindsay Tully:  Asanblaj (10 minutes)

Miao Tian: Firefly (30 minutes)

Amber Crabbe: Again (7 minutes)

Tony Maridakis: On Water and Dreams (5 minutes)

Zach R. Alspaugh, A Fine Romance, 2013