German-born photographer Ilse Bing was celebrated as the Queen of the Leica in Paris in the 1930s, as she pioneered the use of the then new 35mm camera and played a key role in the history of avant-garde photography.
Forced into exile by the war, Bing relocated to New York where she retired her camera in 1959, yet remained actively engaged with a creative practice for the remainder of her life—writing poetry and creating collages and drawings inspired by her early studies in mathematics.
In New York Bing met composer, musician and Grammy nominee Suzanne Ciani, a kindred spirit celebrated for her innovations in electronic music. The museum’s current exhibition of Bing’s work is primarily drawn from Ciani’s private collection.
For this gallery talk, Bolinas resident Suzanne Ciani will discuss Bing’s career and share personal stories of Ilse as both friend and inspiring mentor.
2 PM / Free / No reservations needed.