Public Programs

An evening with K.r.m. Mooney

Thursday March 1, 2018 


K.r.m. Mooney courtesy of Kunstverein Braunschweig

Their work often inhabits a horizontal position, considering space and its inherited boundaries as an operative body. Mooney’s sculptural practice pursues abstraction and the agency of material bodies learned through the processes of jewelry and ornamentation. Using abstract forms that emerge through the interaction of various types of metals and their proximal materials, Mooney uses complex and intricate compositions to re-order our understanding of spatial and co-generative systems. Often positioned on the floor or in doorways, Mooney’s sculptures reorient how our bodies relate to these constructed forms, acknowledging the unseen and the polyvalent to consider issues of difference, embodiment and care.


K.r.m. Mooney is featured in the current group exhibition, School of Chairs at the David Ireland House. Solo exhibitions include Carrier at Kunstverein Braunschweig, SECA Art Award Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, En, Set at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, Oscine at Reserve Ames, Los Angeles, and Near Passerine at Pied-à-terre, Ottsville, Pennsylvania.

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John Kennedy Performs John Cage with the Santa Clara University Music Ensemble

Thursday, March 8, 2018

7pm. – 9p.m.


John Cage’s diverse and varied musical output will fill the rooms of the David Ireland house with a site-specific musical event devised in the manner of a musical happening. The event will feature the Santa Clara University New Music Ensemble led by Berkeley composer/conductor John Kennedy, who had a close association with Cage during Cage’s last years, and who directed Cage’s memorial “Musicircus” in New York. Using Cage’s “Variations” as a template for constructing the happening, a wide selection of Cage’s works will be simultaneously presented, including Living Room Music, Song Books, Eight Whiskus, Lecture on Nothing, and more.

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Other Related Happenings

Ongoing on the web

SFMoMA’s Open Space

With a prologue written about their close relationship with the house, curators Diego Villalobos and Bob Linder present text on David Ireland’s inspiration for 500 Capp Street. Read, in David’s own words, about how he arrived back in San Francisco to create one of the world’s most unique artworks, both physically and conceptually. Follow this link to SFMoMA Open Space.