Always Being Relation: 50 Years of the Gallery at the CFA

Exhibition Opening Party—Always Being Relation: 50 Years of the Gallery at the CFA

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


Celebrate the launch of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery’s 50th-anniversary exhibition, Always Being Relation: 50 Years of the Gallery at the CFA, with a party from 4:30pm to 7pm, including remarks at 5pm.

Read "CFA Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of History" in The Wesleyan Connection.

Since opening in the fall of 1973, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery has hosted exhibitions by Wesleyan students and visiting artists, though usually not at the same time. For
Always Being Relation, the gallery’s 50th-anniversary exhibition, the notion of "alumni” expands beyond its conventional definition of University graduates, putting in dialogue work by artists who studied at Wesleyan with artists who have previously exhibited their work in the gallery.

Be amongst the first to see the work of over 30 artists. The party will continue with free pizza, a hosted bar that includes beer from the keg and other non-alcoholic beverage options, limited edition poster giveaways designed by the artist and designer virgil b/g taylor ’15, and a special live DJ set by outby16 (Isabella Rykoff ’24).

Artists include
Janet Biggs, Daniel Buren, Julien Creuzet, Anthony Discenza ’90, Vincent Fecteau ’92, Tony Feher, Ariadne Fish, Renée Green ’81, Salim Green ’20, Lyle Ashton Harris 88, Rachel Harrison 89, Elana Herzog, Dana Hoey ’89, Kahlil Robert Irving, Karrabing Film Collective, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon ’82, Hon. ’12, Alvin LucierMelissa Marks ’87, P ’23, Nick Raffel, Cameron Rowland ’11, Fred SandbackAki Sasamoto ’04, Beverly SemmesCindy ShermanDiane Simpson, Jessica Stockholder, virgil b/g taylor ’15, Franz Erhard Walther, Andrew Witkin ’00, and Carrie Yamaoka ’79.

The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, March 3, 2024. 
For more information, please visit the Zilkha Gallery website.

Curated by Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee ’00, with Exhibitions Manager Rosemary Lennox. Special thanks to 2023 Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Exhibitions Interns Madeleine Levinsohn ’23 and Emmett Levy ’24.

Video by virgil b/g taylor ’15.