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Teens and Non-Teens Pair Up for Clark Gallery Exhibition

Ben Vertzhaizer (15) and older sister Sivan Eldar's video installation, (Ar)Rhythmic Dictation.


Curated by Catherine Clark (Catherine Clark Gallery) and UC Berkeley professor, roboticist, and artist Ken Goldberg, each piece included in Teen Age: You Just Don't Understand was created by a pair or group of artists, including at least one teenager and one "so-called adult." Teenagers push the cultural boundaries, bringing a fresh perspective to traditional media and this exhibition seeks to harness that, combining it with the polish and perspective of older, more experienced artists. Some of the pairs are even related, like the brother-and-sister team who created the video installation shown with this post. Their piece, "(Ar)Rhythmic Dictation," is a "video installation with Israeli and American teenage musicians responding to YouTube videos of classical conductors." With the exhibition dedicated to the memory of JD Salinger, you can guarantee there's nothing phony about this work. The exhibition opens August 28 and runs through September 25, with an opening reception on September 4 from 3p to 6p.