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Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected]—a recent acquisition by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco—is exhibited for the first time in the continental United States. The extraordinary 70-foot-long video, animating Reihana’s representation of eighteenth-century views of the Pacific Islands, is presented with the historic French wallpaper on which it is based—Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique (Native Peoples of the South Pacific), 1804–1805—plus an eighteenth-century folio with engravings of scenes from Captain James Cook’s travels in the Pacific Ocean, both also from the Museums’ holdings. Reihana reimagines the wallpaper as a vast digital scroll that moves through live-action vignettes placed within an idealized background inspired by the original wallpaper, and asks viewers, “Who tells the story and how do images, past and present, shape our understanding of history?” Reihana has revised the narrative to critique notions about Pacific culture and history that originated with the European voyages of exploration during the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment and persist even today.Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected]—a recent acquisition by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco—is exhibited for the first time in the continental United States. The extraordinary 70-foot-long video, animating Reihana’s representation of eighteenth-century views of the Pacific Islands, is presented with the historic French wallpaper on which it is based—Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique (Native Peoples of the South Pacific), 1804–1805—plus an eighteenth-century folio with engravings of scenes from Captain James Cook’s travels in the Pacific Ocean, both also from the Museums’ holdings. Reihana reimagines the wallpaper as a vast digital scroll that moves through live-action vignettes placed within an idealized background inspired by the original wallpaper, and asks viewers, “Who tells the story and how do images, past and present, shape our understanding of history?” Reihana has revised the narrative to critique notions about Pacific culture and history that originated with the European voyages of exploration during the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment and persist even today.This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free!

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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
CA 94118 San Francisco
United states
415.750.3600
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Here/Now de Young Museum | de Young Main address: de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected]—a recent acquisition by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco—is exhibited for the first time in the continental United States. The extraordinary 70-foot-long video, animating Reihana’s representation of eighteenth-century views of the Pacific Islands, is presented with the historic French wallpaper on which it is based—Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique (Native Peoples of the South Pacific), 1804–1805—plus an eighteenth-century folio with engravings of scenes from Captain James Cook’s travels in the Pacific Ocean, both also from the Museums’ holdings. Reihana reimagines the wallpaper as a vast digital scroll that moves through live-action vignettes placed within an idealized background inspired by the original wallpaper, and asks viewers, “Who tells the story and how do images, past and present, shape our understanding of history?” Reihana has revised the narrative to critique notions about Pacific culture and history that originated with the European voyages of exploration during the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment and persist even today.Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected]—a recent acquisition by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco—is exhibited for the first time in the continental United States. The extraordinary 70-foot-long video, animating Reihana’s representation of eighteenth-century views of the Pacific Islands, is presented with the historic French wallpaper on which it is based—Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique (Native Peoples of the South Pacific), 1804–1805—plus an eighteenth-century folio with engravings of scenes from Captain James Cook’s travels in the Pacific Ocean, both also from the Museums’ holdings. Reihana reimagines the wallpaper as a vast digital scroll that moves through live-action vignettes placed within an idealized background inspired by the original wallpaper, and asks viewers, “Who tells the story and how do images, past and present, shape our understanding of history?” Reihana has revised the narrative to critique notions about Pacific culture and history that originated with the European voyages of exploration during the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment and persist even today.This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free! Book tickets