San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 Third Street
March 17 - June 10
Curated by Clément Chéroux and Linde Lehtinen
The 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedywho promised to heal racial divisions, redress income inequality, and end the war in Vietnamdevastated Americans who dreamed of the realization of those aims. As his body was carried by train from New York to Washington, DC, for burial, supporters lined the trackswaving, crying, praying, and holding handmade signs. This collective expression of grief and solidarity was captured by photographer Paul Fusco. Approximately twenty of Fusco’s prints will be shown alongside Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View, 2014–18, an archive of some sixty-five amateur snapshots, slides, and home movies taken by the onlookers themselves, and Philippe Parreno’s haunting 2009 film June 8, 1968, which reenacts the event. A catalogue with an essay by the curator and interviews with the artists will be published by Les Éditions Textuel. Travels to Les Rencontres d’Arles, France, July 3–September 24.