Thursday, October 13, 2011


Princeton University Art Museum


Alejandro Cesarco's Zeide Isaac

WHERE: On view in Marquand Mather Court, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

Make time in your visit to experience the collaborative 2009 video Zeide Isaac in the Museum's contemporary gallery. In this touching work, Alejandro Cesarco's zeide ("grandfather" in Yiddish)—a Holocaust survivor—performs for the artist's camera, reading from a script prepared by his grandson.

Rather than detailing his grandfather's personal experience during the 1930s, Cesarco highlights the gap between event and recollection, reflecting on the vagaries of memory and the imperfect reconstruction of past events in the present.

Above: Alejandro Cesarco, Uruguayan, born 1975, based in the United States: Zeide Isaac, 2009. 16mm film transferred to digi-beta; duration: 5 minutes, 45 seconds. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2010-16).

Late Thursdays


Sze Tsung LeongA Public Conversation with Sze Tsung Leong

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 6:30-9 PM
McCormick Hall 101, Reception in the Museum galleries to follow

Join us for a special look at The Life and Death of Buildings, featuring one of the most acclaimed artists represented in the exhibition. Photographer Sze Tsung Leong will discuss—and share images of—his History Images, Cities, and Horizons series. Leong also will address the "global landscape" in contemporary photography and examine broader thematic issues in the exhibition.