ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Jennifer and Kevin McCoy - Johansson Projects - October 25th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Husband-and-wife artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy explore the underbelly of pop media through crafting undersized worlds and capturing their every angle on miniature, twisting cameras. These micro-models are simultaneously projected as immense floating films, obscuring reality through hyperbolic representation.<br /><br /> Much of the McCoy's works are alive, which is to say, they are never quite silent or still. Constantly spitting and stuttering, the installations can only be fully viewed through their repetition, filming and reception. Rather than recording a prior event, the camera, screen, and viewer's eye are integral ingredients in the conjuring of an image event. The seeing of the sculpture is folded into to the sculpture itself, the camera acting as an extension of the eye and vice versa, mechanical and human gazes melting into one. Toys and technology mingle in the badlands between reality and fantasy, autobiography and fiction.<br /><br /> The McCoy's work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally, recent exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the British Film Institute in London, The Beall Center in Irvine, CA, pkm Gallery in Beijing, the San Jose Museum of Modern Art, the Nevada Museum of Art, and Artists Space in New York. Their art is held in numerous museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA-NY, The Milwaukee Art Museum, and MUDAM the Museum of Modern Art in Luxembourg. Articles about their work have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times, The Wire, Art International, Wired Magazine and The Independent.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:34:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Spoke Art - September 6th - September 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Spoke Art is proud to present: KUBRICK - An art show tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick. Over 60 artists were invited to re-imagine their favorite characters, scenes and thematic concepts from one of the world&rsquo;s most prolific directors. Spanning a plethora of mediums from sculpture and painting to limited edition prints, the show seeks to honor one of the 20th century&rsquo;s most significant directors while also reinterpreting his impact in a contemporary context. <br /> <br /> Widely known for his controversial techniques and highly controlled directorial style, Kubrick has fabricated a diverse repertoire of films and imagined worlds for his viewers. One of the great idiosyncratic masterminds in history&rsquo;s cinema, Kubrick has cultivated a noteworthy genre completely his own. Critical discussions of humanity, morality and social justice all appear in his work regularly. Contextually disparate but psychologically banded, all of Kubrick&rsquo;s films challenge the viewer both intellectually and ethically. A true auteur, Kubrick&rsquo;s work pushes our understanding of human nature to severe place. Extreme violence, salaciousness and deranged psychological behavior are commonplace motifs instrumented to establish Kubrick&rsquo;s pessimistic undertones. Even through satire, Kubrick manages to take levity to a place of lunatic proportion. <br /> <br /> All the artists were allowed to select the film of their choosing, there were no guidelines on subject matter or content. Each artist was given free reign to re-interpret and render their take on Kubrick&rsquo;s entire cinematic collection. Resulting in a variegated display, KUBRICK is an experiment in modernity, a cross-section between film and art. <br /> <br /> <em>KUBRICK- An Art Show Tribute</em> will debut on Saturday, September 6th, from 6pm - 10pm. There is no cover charge, complimentary beverages will be served and some artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view until September 27th.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:22:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Southern Exposure - September 5th - October 25th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Fabrications</em>&nbsp;is a pop-up bazaar drawing inspiration from a traditional Persian marketplace. Taraneh Hemami, in this latest iteration of her&nbsp;<em>Theory of Survival</em>project, invites twelve California-based Iranian artists to join her in engaging with Iranian political and cultural historical moments, exploring decades of collective activism and revolutionary actions inside Iran and in its larger diaspora.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an ongoing project,&nbsp;<em>Theory of Survival</em>&nbsp;invites artists, scholars and audiences to engage with a historical archive belonging to the library of the Iranian Students Association of Northern California, active from 1964 to 1982. Publications and documents from the archive reflect Iranian and Bay Area history during the critical years between the CIA coup and the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Within a labyrinth of niches and patterned archways designed by the H. Majd Design Group, the&nbsp;<em>Fabrications</em>&nbsp;bazaar is a site for gathering and exchange: market booths overflow with handcrafted and manufactured objects; a library boasts a growing collection of publications and archives; and a teahouse becomes a stage for performances, games and storytelling. The artists of&nbsp;<em>Fabrications</em>&nbsp;transform, exalt and comment on the commodification of the graphic imagery of underground protest culture, exploring a web of connections between past and current radical movements across the globe.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:40:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Javier Téllez - San Francisco Art Institute - November 20th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>In conjunction with his solo exhibition&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/labyrinth" rel="nofollow">Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</a></em><em>,&nbsp;</em>artist Javier T&eacute;llez has selected two historic films that connect to issues of confinement and dislocation present within the exhibition.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://tellezscreening.eventbrite.com" rel="nofollow">RSVP via Eventbrite</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>JOIN THE CONVERSATION</strong></p> <div>Learn more about the films, get real-time updates leading up to the event, and see who else is attending the screening of&nbsp;<em>Titicut Follies&nbsp;</em>+&nbsp;<em>Les ma&icirc;tres fous</em>&nbsp;(<em>The Mad Masters</em>).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Share on&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/852718108095082/" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>&nbsp;</strong>+&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://twitter.com/SFAIevents" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a></strong>&nbsp;@SFAIevents +<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/sanfranciscoartinstitute" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a>&nbsp;</strong>@sanfranciscoartinstitute &raquo; #SFAI&nbsp;#labyrinth</div> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:28:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Javier Téllez - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - September 9th - December 13th <div class="ap-whitebox-body description"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em> explores psychiatric confinement, surveillance architecture, and the game of chess as strategically interrelated systems. The exhibition&rsquo;s two major works, <em>D&uuml;rer&rsquo;s Rhinoceros</em> (2010), and <em>Chess</em> (2014), dislocate perception through reenactments of delirium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Venezuelan-born artist Javier T&eacute;llez staged his film <em>D&uuml;rer&rsquo;s Rhinoceros</em> within the panopticon of Hospital Miguel Bombarda in Lisbon, and collaborated with psychiatric outpatients who form the film&rsquo;s cast. Following Jeremy Bentham&rsquo;s original architectural plans for a panoptic institution, the prison housed the criminally insane, and operated continuously from 1896 until its conversion in 2000 into a museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bombarda was the world&rsquo;s only panopticon prison to surround an open courtyard, and its small cells encircled a central surveillance tower. T&eacute;llez conducted workshops with the patients to develop fictional everyday scenarios they enacted within the cells. These fragmented tableaux contrast with voiceovers quoting Plato&rsquo;s Cave, Jeremy Bentham&rsquo;s letter on the panopticon, Kafka&rsquo;s short story &ldquo;The Burrow,&rdquo; and a patient&rsquo;s imagined account of life inside the institution.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A taxidermy rhinoceros adds absorbing rhythm to the narrative&mdash;during interludes between the diorama-like actions within the cells, prisoners pull the animal around the courtyard perimeter. This melancholic motion refers to Albrecht D&uuml;rer&rsquo;s famous sixteenth-century engraving of Ganda, the first rhinoceros to visit Europe. Ganda landed in Portugal in 1515 as a gift to King Manuel I, yet was re-gifted to Pope Leo X, only to perish in a shipwreck en route from Portugal to Italy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Chess</em>, T&eacute;llez deposes traditional chess pieces with psychiatric implements&mdash;intricate anatomical assemblages resting on sample miniature beds&mdash;to form an uncertain playing field of expectant theatricality. The giant game combines disparate references to psychiatry, art history, literature, and mass culture, such as Lewis Carroll, Bruegel the elder, Hieronymus Bosch, electroconvulsive treatment, the Rorschach test, the Michelin man, and the Sharon Tate murders. Throughout the exhibition, <em>Chess</em> will be activated with historic games and real-time performances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For nearly two decades, mental illness has served as a primary locus of Téllezʼs practice. Working in collaboration with psychiatric patients, T&eacute;llez&rsquo;s films and installations diminish stereotypes associated with mental illness&mdash;as critic Mich&egrave;le Faguet stated, &ldquo;[they] engage in an ethical manner with communities of individuals who live outside the models of normative behavior that define the parameters of a ʻsaneʼ society, but that are constantly shifting in relation to the ideological structures that determine this social order.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em> opens new spaces for play across formerly closed systems, and inverts the power dynamics between surveillance tower and cell.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Artist</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Javier T&eacute;llez was born in 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela. T&eacute;llez&rsquo;s work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues such as MoMA PS1, New York; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; The Power Plant, Toronto; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent; and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His work was included in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); TRACK, Ghent (2012); Lyon Biennale (2011); Whitney Biennial, New York (2008); Manifesta, Trento, Italy (2008); Sydney Biennale (2008 and 2004); Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2001); and Venice Biennale (2003 and 2001). T&eacute;llez is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow (1999) and was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Residence Programme in Berlin 2010 to 2011. A retrospective of his work opens at Kunsthaus Z&uuml;rich in October 2014. He currently lives and works in New York.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em> will be accompanied by a catalogue published by <a href="http://www.romapublications.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">Roma Publications</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em> at San Francisco Art Institute is co-presented with <a href="http://www.kadist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">Kadist Art Foundation</a>. <em>Chess</em> was jointly commissioned by <a href="http://www.redcat.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">REDCAT</a>, Los Angeles, and Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">All are welcome to a free public reception for the opening of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/labyrinth" rel="nofollow">Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</a>.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition by internationally recognized, Venezuelan-born artist Javier T&eacute;llez explores psychiatric confinement, surveillance architecture, and the game of chess as strategically interrelated systems. The exhibition&rsquo;s two major works,&nbsp;<em>D&uuml;rer&rsquo;s Rhinoceros</em>&nbsp;(2010), and&nbsp;<em>Chess</em>(2014), dislocate perception through reenactments of delirium. For more information visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfai.edu/labyrinth" rel="nofollow">sfai.edu/labyrinth</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Beer provided by&nbsp;<a href="http://fortpointbeer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">Fort Point Beer Company</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://labyrinthopening.eventbrite.com" rel="nofollow"><strong>RSVP via Eventbrite</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JOIN THE CONVERSATION</strong></p> <div style="text-align: justify;">Get the latest news about the artist, real-time updates leading up to the event, and see who else is attending the Opening Reception:&nbsp;<em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth.</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Share on&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/701501413256253/" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">Facebook</a>&nbsp;</strong>+&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://twitter.com/SFAIevents" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">Twitter</a></strong>&nbsp;@SFAIevents +<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/sanfranciscoartinstitute" rel="nofollow" target="_newwin">Instagram</a>&nbsp;</strong>@sanfranciscoartinstitute &raquo; #SFAI&nbsp;#labyrinth</div> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:03:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Javier Téllez - San Francisco Art Institute - September 9th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Javier T&eacute;llez will be in conversation with Joseph del Pesco (<a href="http://www.kadist.org/" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Kadist Art Foundation</a>) and Hesse McGraw (SFAI) in conjunction with his solo exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfai.edu/labyrinth" rel="nofollow"><em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em></a>, in the Walter and McBean Galleries. Their conversation will unravel issues of psychiatric confinement, surveillance, and power in relation to the exhibition.&nbsp;<em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</em>&nbsp;is on view at SFAI September 9&ndash;December 13, 2014.</p> <p><a href="https://javiertellez.eventbrite.com" rel="nofollow"><strong>RSVP via Eventbrite</strong></a></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>JOIN THE CONVERSATION</strong></p> <div>Get the latest news about the artist, real-time updates leading up to the event, and see who else is attending the artist talk with Javier T&eacute;llez.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Share on&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/277333675790966/" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>&nbsp;</strong>+&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://twitter.com/SFAIevents" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a></strong>&nbsp;@SFAIevents +<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/sanfranciscoartinstitute" target="_newwin" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a>&nbsp;</strong>@sanfranciscoartinstitute &raquo; #SFAI #labyrinth #VAS</div> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:27:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - August 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>What is so powerful about the erotic image? How does the erotic inspire, transform and politicize the viewer? From an ancient phallic sculpture and sexualized deities in <em>Gorgeous</em> to vintage physique photography and modern fetish websites, journalist and documentary filmmaker Michael Stabile will discuss the unique ability of the erotic to challenge cultural assumptions.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:57:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - September 4th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, where are the lines between art, kitsch and pornography? If beauty is only skin deep, is race skin deep as well? Join artist Việt L&ecirc; &nbsp;in a conversation about the controversial politics of looking&mdash;and the gorges of looking gorgeous&mdash;through the lenses of camp, desire, loss and capital gains.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:55:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Bernice Bing” - Asian Art Museum - September 28th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Documentary film<em> The Worlds of Bernice Bing</em> illuminates the life and times of visionary artist Bernice Bing (a.k.a. Bingo)&mdash;fine artist, community activist, lesbian, and Asian American. Through archival footage and interviews with scholars, colleagues, and friends, the film documents the importance of Bing&rsquo;s place in American art history.</p> <p>From her art studio in North Beach to her groundbreaking community work to her later life in rural northern California, Bing chose not to follow the trends of the day and created art on her own terms. The film tells the powerful and inspirational story of an American icon of the arts. Q&amp;A and panel discussion follows the screening.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:50:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Donna Brookman, Kristine Eudey, Arash Fayez, Alana Perino, Christie Ginanni Stepan, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Michael Wilson, Wenxin Zhang, Natalie Zimmerman - Kala Art Institute - September 4th - October 15th <p><strong>September 4 &ndash; October 15, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Artists' Reception: </strong><strong>Thursday, September 4, 6-8 pm</strong></p> <div id="exhibitartist"> <p>Donna Brookman<br />Kristine Eudey<br />Arash Fayez&nbsp;<br />Alana Perino<br />Christie Ginanni Stepan<br />Rodrigo Valenzuela<br />Michael Wilson &amp; Natalie Zimmerman<br />Wenxin Zhang&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 12-5:00pm; Sat, 12-4:30pm</p> <p>Gallery location:<br />2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702&nbsp;<br />510-841-7000</p> <p>Kala Gallery is proud to present&nbsp;<em>Open Seas</em>, a group exhibition that&nbsp;presents work by artists who explore the idea of borders from a wide range of perspectives.</p> <p>From political geography to psychological boundaries, the idea of borders can mean a line, an area, an arc, or a mark where something begins and something ends. When there is a border, a zone appears around this line. Inside the zone is like a chrysalis with a flexible shell. It is in constant flux and a transitional state. It expands on its own merging the edges of the outside. Often it is an area where human desire and curiosity &ndash; desire to see what&rsquo;s not there and desire to change and transform, come to life and/or collapse constantly.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tours of the Kala studio, gallery and print archive are also available by appointment.&nbsp;<br />A diverse collection of printmaking works is presented throughout Kala's gallery facility including the Mercy &amp; Roger Smullen Print and Media Study Center.</p> <p>For more information, contact Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala Gallery Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayumi@kala.org" rel="nofollow">mayumi@kala.org</a>&nbsp;or (510) 841-7000 ex 201.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:21:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ratur - 1AM Gallery - September 4th - October 3rd <p>1AM is pleased to present, &ldquo;<strong>Becoming Lucid</strong>&rdquo;, opening on <strong>September 4<sup>th</sup></strong>, 6:30 &ndash; 9:30pm. The exhibit will showcase oil paintings on canvas by French street artist and graphic designer, Arthur Maslard a.k.a. RATUR.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each painting in &ldquo;Becoming Lucid&rdquo; based off a computer-edited photo, usually of the artist himself. He then uses the photo as a guide to manipulate depth of field, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted illustrations. As a result, each painting contains in itself a sense of unreality; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. The hands of his figures in particular seem to reach out of the canvas. Allying digital work and technical virtuosity, the series questions the painter&rsquo;s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relationship between street art and a more classical, academic current.</p> <p>Born in 1983 in Le Havre, France, RATUR took after his father who was a graphic designer and photographer. After high school, he began studying visual communication with focuses in illustration and design. He quickly gravitated toward graffiti art after a chance meeting with a graffiti artist from the nearby town Rouen, Madkow. They later formed the MV3 crew along with RATUR&rsquo;s brother Sckaro, touring France to paint at various festivals and alongside other prominent graffiti crews. He has become known for his many illustrations and murals for playgrounds and skate parks throughout France as well as his designs for vinyl records, logos, and other digital forms of visual communication. He also works with Burning Man, creating digital designs for the yearly festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.</p> <p>The exhibit will be on display until October 3rd. If you would like to preview the show, please contact artsales@1amsf.com.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:26:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - art works downtown - September 27th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Now in its 18<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;year of operation in downtown San Rafael, Art Works Downtown will host a unique soir&eacute;e to raise funds for AWD's arts programing. The theme of the event is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's&nbsp;<em>Starry Night</em>. The party will be in AWD's main gallery&mdash;located at 1337 Fourth Street (between C and D)&mdash;and in our pop-up parklet outside the gallery. Join art lovers from around the Bay Area to enjoy gourmet appetizers, wine, and live music. The event will also include an exclusive silent art auction. Creative attire encouraged.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Purchase tickets&nbsp;<a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=44823154&amp;msgid=1170169&amp;act=GVUD&amp;c=292265&amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.biddingforgood.com%2Fartworksdowntown" target="_blank">www.biddingforgood.com/artworksdowntown</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Limited Tables Available.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Silent online auction starts August 18</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:18:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Chris Doyle - Catharine Clark Gallery - September 13th - November 1st <p>Artist reception Saturday, Sept 13, 4-6pm, Exhibit September 13 - November 1, 2014</p> <p>Catharine Clark Gallery presents The Fluid, a multi-media, immersive exhibition of new work by Chris Doyle. The exhibit will consist of new watercolors as well as a site-specific, multi-channel video and audio installation in our main gallery space. In addition, Doyle's video Bright Canyon, which debuted in Times Square in New York City earlier this year, will be presented in our dedicated media room. Inspired by the environs of the Hudson River, Doyle draws on water as a point of departure to explore the intimate implications of fluidity in our ideas, our bodies and the physical landscape around us.<br /><br />Water-in process, medium and thematic inspiration-permeates Doyle's new body of work. This is the artist's fourth exhibit based on The Course of Empire series, Thomas Cole's canonical depiction of the cyclical bloom and decay of human civilization and the natural world. Doyle's work pushes this idea further-suggesting erasure of the distinction between man and nature and proposing instead a continuum along which we flow. This idea is embodied in an immersive audio-visual installation entitled The Fluid : equal parts multi-media artistry and visceral/emotional experience. The project draws on the profound environmental anxiety around water, and in turn, on the way that tension might be encoded into representations of contemporary landscape. Projected geometric abstractions embodying various forms of water, combined with sound composed by musician Jeremy Turner, envelop the viewer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:44:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - fouladi projects - September 5th - October 18th <p>Opening reception for the artist Friday, September 5th, 6 to 8pm; Show on view until October 18th</p> <p>Fouladi Projects is very pleased to present another exciting solo exhibition of new multimedia works by the Italian artist extraordinaire, Laurina Paperina. For this show, she continues her irreverent parodies of celebrity, now zeroing in on super heroes and pop culture icons. The subjects of her drawings, animations and installations are most often merrily maimed and killed in a myriad of ridiculous ways, executed in an earnest effort to remind us that not only are we all ultimately humans made of the same basic flesh and blood, but also that life goes down much better with an ample helping of humor.<br /><br />Laurina Paperina (which translates from Italian to English as "Little Laura Little Duck") grew up in a small town in Italy and immersed herself from a young age in an alternate universe filled with comic books, cartoons and goofy characters. She hungrily gobbled these fantastical media forms up like food and they have since become an intrinsic part of her. Laurina's alter ego, often indistinguishable from her "regular" self, is, in her own words, a "strange mutant with a human body and duck feet." She has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Her super power is her ability to create art that ameliorates the abundance of seriousness in the world and makes us smile.<br /><br />For more information and/or images contact holly@fouladiprojects.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:38:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - February 26th, 1999 - June 1st, 1999 <p>On view simultaneously at <a href="http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/506" rel="nofollow">SFMOMA</a> and the <a href="http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/insideout/" rel="nofollow">Asian Art Museum</a>,&nbsp;<em>Inside Out</em>&nbsp;is the first exhibition in the United States exclusively dedicated to presenting works created since 1985 by artists from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and by artists who emigrated from China within the last decade. The exhibition was jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Asia Society, New York, working with guest curator Gao Minglu of Harvard University. Gary Garrels, SFMOMA Elise S. Haas chief curator and curator of painting and sculpture, and Colin Mackenzie, assistant director and curator of galleries at the Asia Society, New York, served as advisory curators to Mr. Gao.</p> <p><a href="http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/insideout/" rel="nofollow"><em>Inside Out: New Chinese Art</em></a>&nbsp;is organized by the Asia Society, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; presented in San Francisco at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Asian Art Museum.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>Inside Out: New Chinese Art</em>&nbsp;exhibition and related programs are funded with major grants from The Starr Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, The W. L. S. Spencer Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Taiwan portion of this project is supported in part by the Council for Cultural Affairs (ROC).</p> <p>The presentation at SFMOMA has been made possible by The Logan Family Foundation, the Madeleine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Dennis and Shannon Wong, Carolina Woo, and Ann and Robert S. Fisher. Additional support for related education programs at SFMOMA has been provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.</p> <p>The presentation at the Asian Art Museum has been made possible by Lew and Suzie Coleman, Frederick L. Gordon, Sally and Bill Hambrecht, Vickie and Bill Johnston, and Maura and Robert Morey. Additional support for related education and cultural programs at the Asian Art Museum has been provided by a grant from the Blakemore Foundation.</p> <p>Additional support for the education programs at SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum has been provided by the Information Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and by International Audio-Visual Communication, Inc.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:38:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Javier Téllez - San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries - November 20th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In conjunction with his solo exhibition&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/351936-games-are-forbidden-in-the-labyrinth" target="_blank">Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth</a></em><em>, </em>artist Javier T&eacute;llez has selected two historic films that connect to issues of confinement and dislocation present within the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Titicut Follies </em>(1967) is an American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman about the patient-inmates of Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane, a correctional institution located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Les ma&icirc;tres fous</em> (<em>The Mad Masters</em>) (1955) is a short film directed by French director and ethnologist Jean Rouch about the&nbsp;Hauka&nbsp;movement, a religious movement rooted in French Colonial Africa in which individuals performed the military ceremonies of their occupiers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth&nbsp;</em>is on view in the Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI September 9&ndash;December 13, 2014.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:41:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list