The 500 Capp Street Foundation, which preserves and operates a museum out of the former San Francisco home of conceptual artist David Ireland, announced today that Bob Linder will be joining the team as curator. Linder, who is also the director and co-owner of the local Capital gallery, will co-curate the upcoming show, titled “The Echo,” alongside of Diego Villalobos, and will open September 9 and run through January 14.
The exhibition also marks the debut of Delection (1980), a work that was donated to the foundation by Bob and Randi Fisher, who are heirs to the Gap fortune and avid collectors of contemporary art.
Ireland, who died in 2009, is regarded as one of the most gifted conceptual artists to come out of the West Coast. His diverse body of work ranged across mediums and included his at 500 Capp Street, which he turned into an installation over the course of the 30 years that he resided there.
In a statement, Carlie Wilmans, the executive director of the foundation, says of Linder and Diego Villalobos, the curator and head of programs at 500 Capp Street:
Linder was a student of Ireland, and Villalobos was a student of Linder. Together they form a powerful lineage directly from Ireland and will collaborate on exhibitions and programs that illuminate the historical importance of his practice and put his work in dialogue with other contemporary artists.
Update, August 8, 12:29 p.m.: An earlier version of this post did not credit Diego Villalobos as co-curator of “The Echo”.