Vendadora Ambulante with Sheila Klein

Date/Time Sunday 11/12/2017 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco
Cost Free
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Art/Culture

Artist Sheila Klein performs vendadora ambulante or mobile peddler. Klein engages people in conversation about cloth, uses of cloth, how it is made, and the idea of transformation of cloth into clothing. She might ask, what does it mean to create a Chanel-inspired jacket from a cloth that was made for cleaning? What does this tell us about the role of artists, the economy, of selling things slowly and at a small scale? The intimacy and pleasure in the direct exchange is a part of the experience.

Klein's performance layers meaning about artistic work and our perceptions of public and private space. It nods to the history of Jews as tailors, peddlers, and garment industry workers.

The clothes Sheila Klein creates are wearable, handmade, and high concept. Visitors are invited to try on and buy the clothing from her line New Trade Route during the performance.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational.

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