ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Margaretta Lovell, David Henkin - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 23rd 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>BAM/PFA Galleries. Included with gallery admission<br /><br />Art historian Margaretta Lovell and social historian David Henkin, both professors at UC Berkeley, offer a rich context for the artwork on view in&nbsp;<strong>American Wonder</strong>. They will discuss pre-Civil War American society and culture, touching on such issues as individual and community identity, rituals of mourning, schoolgirl skills, professional penmanship, and the role of domestic animals.<br /><br />Margaretta Lovell, the Jay D. McEvoy Professor of Art History at UC Berkeley, received her PhD from Yale and specializes in American and British art, architecture, design, and literature. Her books include the prizewinners&nbsp;<em>Art in a Season of Revolution: Painters, Artisans, and Patrons in Early America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists and Writers</em>. Her current project is a book on the antebellum landscape painter Fitz H. Lane.&nbsp;<br /><br />David Henkin, who holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, specializes in American society and culture of the nineteenth century. He is a professor in the Department of History at UC Berkeley and is the author of&nbsp;<em>City Reading: Written Words and Public Space in Antebellum New York</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Postal Age: The Emergence of Mass Communications in Nineteenth-Century America</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Becoming America: A History for the 21st Century</em>. His current project is a study of seven-day rhythms in nineteenth-century America.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:47:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Marianne Hirsch - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 14th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <div id="sub_main"> <div id="sub_maintext"> <div class="sub_wrapper"> <p>Gund Theater. Admission free<br /><br />In a discussion of four contemporary artists from across the globe, Columbia University professor Marianne Hirsch explores feminist cross-cultural alternatives to official remembrance in a time of migration, exile, and globalization. Her lecture is the keynote address for<em>&nbsp;</em>Memory Without Borders: Violence, Justice, and Practices of Remembrance, a UC Berkeley conference that considers memory in a global age and its effect on our conception of justice. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://memorywithoutborders.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow">memorywithoutborders.tumblr.com</a>&nbsp;for more information.<br /><br />Hirsch is professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. Her path-breaking books on memory, violence, and intergenerational trauma include&nbsp;<em>The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust</em>;&nbsp;<em>Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory</em>, coauthored with Leo Spitzer; and&nbsp;<em>Family Frames: Photography, Narrative, and Postmemory.<br /><br /></em>This event coincides with the presentation of works from Fernando Botero&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Abu Ghraib</em>&nbsp;series in the Theater Gallery from November 5 to 23 as part of Art for Human Rights Week. Memory Without Borders is made possible by a grant from the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Cosponsors include the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Human Rights Center, the Human Rights Program, and the Departments of French, Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, and German, all at UC Berkeley, and the Consulat G&eacute;n&eacute;ral de France, San Francisco.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:44:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list John Zurier - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 7th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p>Included with L@TE admission<br /><br />Artist John Zurier and curator Apsara DiQuinzio discuss Iceland, the artist&rsquo;s experiences working in nature, the material aspects of the paintings on view on&nbsp;<strong>MATRIX 255</strong>, and color. Followed by&nbsp;<a href="http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/late110714" rel="nofollow">L@TE: Dalal&aelig;&eth;a: Music for Cellos &amp; Electronics</a>, programmed by John Zurier.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:41:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Sarah Thornton - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 9th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Gund Theater. Included with admission<br /><br />Join us for an illustrated lecture and booksigning with writer and sociologist of art Sarah Thornton, author of the bestselling&nbsp;<em>Seven Days in the Art World</em>. In her new book,&nbsp;<em>33 Artists in 3 Acts</em>, Thornton asks the simple but profound question: what is an artist? She traveled the globe to observe and interview over one hundred artists from fourteen countries on five continents, dividing the stories she brought back into three linked &ldquo;acts&rdquo;&mdash;politics, kinship, and craft&mdash;in order to delve deeply into what motivates artists and how they relate to the broader world.<br /><br />Thornton writes regularly for the&nbsp;<em>Economist</em>&nbsp;and many other publications.&nbsp;<em>Seven Days in the Art World</em>, which explores the precious ecosystem of art dealers, collectors, curators, and critics, was described as &ldquo;a field guide to the nomadic tribes of the contemporary art world&rdquo; and named one of the best art books of 2008 by the<em>New York Times</em>.<br /><br /></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:38:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 21st 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM <div id="sub_main"> <div id="sub_maintext"> <div class="sub_wrapper"> <p>Gund Theater. Admission free<br /><br />How can we sustain affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods in our communities? How can we sustain a thriving artistic life for our citizens? Most importantly, how can we answer both questions together? The symposium is timed to coincide with the residency of artist and community organizer Rick Lowe of Houston&rsquo;s Project Row Houses, who will deliver a UC Berkeley Regents&rsquo; Lecture on November 17. For more information go to<a href="http://arts.berkeley.edu/" rel="nofollow">arts.berkeley.edu</a>.<br /><br />Cosponsored by the Arts Research Center (ARC), the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the UC Berkeley Regents Lecture series.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:35:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list RJ Ingram, Rocket Caleshu - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 21st 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p class="p1">Fall 2014 RE@DS guest programmer Genine Lentine writes, &ldquo;In trying to pinpoint the essential quality of the writing I keep close at hand, I recently coined the term &ldquo;avant morte.&rdquo; I reserve this term for writers who inhabit life with such astonishing courage, resilience, tenderness&mdash;and aplomb&mdash;it seems they&rsquo;ve already come through death. To read their work is to learn what it takes to live. Here are twelve such poets and writers.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">RJ Ingram lives in Oakland and is pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing with concentrations in poetry and creative nonfiction from Saint Mary's College of California, where he is an editor for<em>Mary</em>. He also works as social media editor for Omnidawn Publishing and outreach director for Quiet Lightning. He recently finished&nbsp;<em>Two Angels</em>, a chapbook written in conjunction with the Featherboard Writing Series at Aggregate Space in Oakland. New work can be found in<em>Timber</em>,&nbsp;<em>Whiskey</em>&nbsp;<em>Island</em>,&nbsp;<em>Salt</em>&nbsp;<em>Hill</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Selfies in Ink</em>. His cat Brenda lives in North Carolina and lost a leg during a high stakes game of bocce.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rocket Caleshu, born in San Francisco in 1984, is an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing in the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute of the Arts. Rocket is also a letterpress printer and book artist, and received an A.B. from Brown University in Africana Studies.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.&nbsp;<br /> $7.00 General Admission.<br /> Free for BAM/PFA Members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:31:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Frances Richard, Ronaldo Wilson - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 7th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p class="p1">Fall 2014 RE@DS guest programmer Genine Lentine writes, &ldquo;In trying to pinpoint the essential quality of the writing I keep close at hand, I recently coined the term &ldquo;avant morte.&rdquo; I reserve this term for writers who inhabit life with such astonishing courage, resilience, tenderness&mdash;and aplomb&mdash;it seems they&rsquo;ve already come through death. To read their work is to learn what it takes to live. Here are twelve such poets and writers.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Frances Richard is the author of&nbsp;<em>Anarch</em>. (Futurepoem, 2012),&nbsp;<em>The Phonemes</em>&nbsp;(Les Figues Press, 2012) and&nbsp;<em>See Through</em>&nbsp;(Four Way Books, 2003). She writes frequently about contemporary art and is coauthor, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of&nbsp;<em>Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fake Estates&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;(Cabinet Books, 2005). Her writing on visual art has appeared in&nbsp;<em>Artforum</em>,&nbsp;<em>Bookforum</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>,<em>BOMB</em>, and in many other publications, including exhibition catalogs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Independent Curators International. Currently she teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.</p> <p>Ronaldo V. Wilson, Ph.D., is the author of&nbsp;<em>Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man&nbsp;</em>(University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and&nbsp;<em>Poems of the Black Object</em>&nbsp;(Futurepoem Books, 2009). Cofounder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is also an assistant professor of poetry, fiction, and literature at UC Santa Cruz.&nbsp;<em>Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other&nbsp;</em>is forthcoming from Counterpath Press and&nbsp;<em>Lucy 72</em>&nbsp;will be released by 1913 Press. He was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the 2014 artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought (CA+T).</p> <p class="p1">RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.&nbsp;<br /> $7.00 General Admission.<br /> Free for BAM/PFA Members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:27:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Terry Riley - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - December 5th 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM <p>Five years ago, Terry Riley played at our very first L@TE event, and we are elated to have him return to close out the series. Pioneer of the minimalist aesthetic, seminal influence on the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, devotee of Hindustani classical music as well as jazz, Riley remains one of the most dynamic compositional voices of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He will joined by his son, guitarist and composer Gyan Riley. Don&rsquo;t miss your last chance to hear his sublime music reverberate through our vast architecture.<br /><br />Galleries will remain open until 10:30 p.m. for this special event. A limited number of chairs will be available; please bring a pillow to make yourself comfortable on the gallery floor, or listen from the upper gallery balconies during the performance.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:16:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Pauline Oliveros, Thingamajigs Performance Group - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 21st 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Programmed by Sarah Cahill<br /><br />Pauline Oliveros, a leader in the musical avant-garde for five decades, returns to Berkeley to collaborate with like-minded local seekers Thingamajigs Performance Group. Together they will create a new piece of music during a week of workshops and open rehearsals, leading up to the premiere at this landmark L@TE event. Prepare to be transported by masterful improvisation, sonic meditation, and experiments in deep listening.<br /><br />A limited number of chairs will be available; please bring a pillow to make yourself comfortable on the gallery floor, or listen from the upper gallery balconies during the performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:13:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list jeremy harris - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 14th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Composer/performer/producer Jeremy Harris, founder of&nbsp;<em>Quest Coast Quarterly</em>, explores the perpendicular intersections between cyclical minimalist rhythms and extended classical harmonies. You&rsquo;ll hear Harris singing and playing guitar and synthesizer, accompanied by a string quartet, a vibraphone ensemble, and expansive visual projections in our atrium space.<br /><br />A limited number of chairs will be available; please bring a pillow to make yourself comfortable on the gallery floor, or listen from the upper gallery balconies during the performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="credit">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:10:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Dalalæða, celli@Berkeley - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - November 7th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Programmed by John Zurier<br />Doors 5:00<br /><br />Explore the intersection of sound, space, and painting with three new electro-acoustic compositions commissioned by artist John Zurier to accompany his new exhibition of paintings and watercolors inspired by Iceland. Icelandic composers &Uacute;lfur Hansson and Georg Hilmarsson and Bay Area&ndash;based composer Amadeus Regucera wrote the works for members of the all-cello ensemble Celli@Berkeley, who will premiere them this evening. Presented in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/255" rel="nofollow"><strong>John Zurier/MATRIX 255</strong></a>.<br /><br />A limited number of chairs will be available; please bring a pillow to make yourself comfortable on the gallery floor, or listen from the upper gallery balconies during the performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="credit">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:06:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - 1AM Gallery - November 6th - November 6th <p>1AM Gallery is pleased to present, &ldquo;Emergent&rdquo;, a group exhibition, opening November 6th, 6:30 &ndash; 9:30pm. The show will feature works by Christopher De Leon, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, J.S. Weis, Leon Loucheur, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, and Steve Javiel.</p> <p>The process of creating is a journey of exploration. An artist&rsquo;s thoughts, habits, instincts, and history- these are the pixels that together create the portrait of a creative being. The artists themselves are a facilitating conduit; the elements beneath the conscious surface organize, interlace, and emerge from the cocoon of self. It is the Grand Magic, the emergent properties of style, substance, and self.&nbsp;&ldquo;Emergent&rdquo;, is the manifestation of this idea. It views art not as a linear thought, but as a tapestry of experience woven by a skilled hand.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:56:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Kala Art Institute - November 13th - November 13th <blockquote> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <p><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/332746990238311/?ref=22" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Print Public Potluck*</a></strong><br /><strong>November 13,&nbsp;Thursday, 6&ndash;8pm</strong><br /><strong>Artist Team Presentations:&nbsp;7&ndash;8pm<br /></strong>Kala Gallery and Barclay and Sharon Simpson Conference Room<br />2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA</p> <p>Join Kala&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Print Public</em>&nbsp;artist teams &ndash; Taro Hattori, Taraneh Hemami, Sue Mark (marksearch ), Susan O&rsquo;Malley, Swell (collaborative duo Ali Naschke-Messing and design studio ScrapD), and Imin Yeh &ndash; for an evening of discussion and feedback about their public art projects. Meet the artists, hear about their R&amp;D, and share valuable feedback on their respective projects along the San Pablo Avenue Corridor. Results from our partnership with UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design's INCity students will be on view offering a special look at statistical data gathered in the neighborhood.<br />For more information, contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:amanda@kala.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">amanda@kala.org</a>;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kala.org/print_public" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.kala.org/print_public</a></p> <p>*If inclined, bring a dish to share in the holiday spirit.</p> </div> </div> </blockquote> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:16:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Southern Exposure - November 7th - November 7th <p>Celebrate forty years of Southern Exposure with music, dancing and cakes upon cakes!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SOEX XL boasts sets by DJ duos Juan Luna-Avin and Joshua Pieper, Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour; birthday cakes and pies by Julia Bernstein, Celeste Christie, Catherine Dauer, Barb Eaton, Courtney Fink, Mission Pie, Lisa Ricci, Charlene Tan and Moriah Ulinskas; video projections and light effects courtesy of our very own disco ball.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Beverages provided by Trumer Brauerei.</em></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:38:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Steve Adams, John Hanes, Shinichi Iova-Koga - Mills College Art Museum - November 7th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>7:00 PM to 8:00 PM<br /> Friday, November 7, 2014</p> <p>Movement artist Shinichi Iova-Koga and musicians Steve Adams and John Hanes enter and exit the familiar and arcane in their performance at MCAM.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Steve is a renowned saxophonist and long-time member of the Rova Saxophone Quartet. John is a widely respected drummer, active in jazz, rock, blues and experimental music. Shinichi has been working in the field of improvisation since 1994 when he departed from the world of theater and fell into dance.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Together, these artists have found that free improvisation works well as a format for their music and dance, allowing them the freedom to explore widely divergent areas of sound and motion while letting their innate sense shape and structure the work.&nbsp;</p> <p>To view examples of Shinichi's previous improvisational works, visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F107374799&amp;h=TAQEBb-y3&amp;enc=AZOEc7jOayN5lMOMV7WclLpu45rY-_r2gXoZUoOoWOAGcFIXgMkcaPGkmZOCj_C0Y9E&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow">https://vimeo.com/107374799</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/93821240" rel="nofollow">https://vimeo.com/93821240</a></p> <p>For more information, visit http://mcam.mills.edu/</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:42:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Paul Wackers - Eleanor Harwood Gallery - November 8th - December 20th <p>Eleanor Harwood Gallery is pleased to present Paul Wackers: New Works, a solo show of new paintings and works on paper by Paul Wackers. This will be the artist&rsquo;s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery, where the now Brooklyn based artist began showing in 2006. Despite his move to New York almost 5 years ago, Wackers remains an influential fixture in the Bay Area art scene, with a style instantly recognizable to to his many fans and supporters. There will be a reception for the artist on November 8th, from 4 to 7 pm at the Mission district gallery (1295 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110).<br /><br />The exhibition represents a return to Wackers&rsquo;s more intimate still lifes, with tableaus of potted plants, mementos and personal collectables based on the objets that surround the artist in his studio daily, in 3 large scale works on paper and 11 paintings and mixed media, two dimensional works. Hints of the fantastical and playful elements usually associated with his dreamy, disjointed landscapes and quirky display cabinets, can be found in these new compositions. A kitschy print is amplified amidst the organic finish of the stoneware vessels it occupies space with in &ldquo;All of the Details Are Adding Up,&rdquo; and the artist&rsquo;s signature looping, multicolor and texture arabesques make appearance in more than once piece, as well has his improbable planes and flattened fields of vision.<br /><br />Viewers are invited into the artist&rsquo;s solitary studio practice via these works to bear witness to the objects and vantage points the inspire Wackers to paint and draw; to capture not only these objects that he loves and lives with, but artist&rsquo;s own impulse to create with them, to devote countless hours and days rendering their likeness and examining their significance. On the canvas, despite the apparent levity of their arrangement, these real life objects (sometimes referred to as &lsquo;characters&rsquo; by the artist) remain grounded in their actual physical existence, the narrative of their being, and their psychological connection to Wackers. Like a premier danseur or an olympian, Wackers makes it look easy, concealing the laborious process of his multi-layer painting and masking techniques that render each object individually and distinctly, with an air of nonchalance that allows the viewer to feel as if they have discovered something for themselves. <br /><br /></p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:48:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list