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"The time of a wave\, say\, in the advent o f sound before it is heard by those with hands in parkas."
- from New Year's Day Swimmers by Gail Sher

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Altman Siegel is pleased to present our winter group show\, New Year's Day Swimmers\, featuring the wo rk of Laeh Glenn\, Sanya Kantarovsky\, Sara VanDerBeek and Emily Wardill.  Although each of these artists has a very distinct style\, medium and conceptual practice\, the works in this show a re united by a certain fluidity of movement and form.  Several of the piece s are figurative and represent either literally or abstractly the body in m otion.  Others reference space and the environment a form or body exists wi thin.  

Laeh Gle nn's small-scale paintings and sculptures explore various methods of painting and mark making within the confines of a framed space. The purp oseful installation of her paintings encompasses the space between the work s bringing their poetic relationships into the final composition. 
Sanya Kantarovsky explores the anxiety rooted in the creative process\, often in the form of the artist at work and in the midst of an epiphany. Using fluid and mini mal gestures he relays vivid stories of artistic archetypes: the performer leaving the theater after the performance\, or the writer tearing up a rece nt draft in frustration and throwing the papers to the floor. 

Sara VanDerBeek's w ork often relates to the passage of time. The photographs and sculpture pre sented in this exhibition document elemental forms: the sun\, moon and eart h. Within this spacial context\, VanDerBeek also explores the body in space \, in this case the viewer reflected in a mirrored photograph. 

Emily Wardill pres ents sculptures inspired by her short film\, The Pips\, which features the performance of a ribbon dancer.  These works consist of silkscreened ribbon s on silk\, framed in wooden boxes.  The lightness of materials and rhythmi c movement of the image connote the fluidity of dance\, with the silk gentl y responding to the movement of the viewer with slight undulations. The woo den frame that contains the silkscreen presents a solid counterpoint to thi s fluidity. 

Laeh Glenn lives and works in Los Angeles CA.  She received her B.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2008 and her M.F.A. from UCLA in 2012. 

Sanya Kantarovsky was born in Mosco w in 1982 and lives and works in New York City and Los Angeles. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his MFA from UCLA. He has exhibited at Marc Foxx\, LA\; Tanya Leighton\, Berlin\; Wallspace. NY\; Bo rtolami Gallery\, NY and the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow\, among others.  Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst in Bremen and LAX Art in Los Angeles.  

Sara VanDerBeek lives and works in New York.  She has exhibite d extensively including exhibitions at The Hammer\, LA\; The Whitney\, NY\; MOMA\, NY\; The Tang Museum\, Saratoga Springs\, NY\; The Approach\, Londo n and Fondazione Memmo\, Rome. She is currently working on an upcoming solo show at Metro Pictures\, NY\, and a solo booth for Altman Siegel at Frieze New York in May.

Emily Wardill lives in London. She has exhibited extensively including solo shows at Badischer Kunstverien\, Karlsruhe\; De Appel\, Amsterdam\; MCA\, St. Lo uis\; List Visual Art Center\, MIT\, Cambridge\; Standard\, Oslo\; Fortescu e Avenue\, Jonathan Viner\, London\; ICA\, London.  She recently completed a residency and solo exhibition at Artes in Porto and is currently working on an upcoming show with Carlier Gebauer in Berlin.

DTEND:20130216 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130110 GEO:37.7878527;-122.4043529 LOCATION:Altman Siegel Gallery\,49 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Year's Day Swimmers\, Laeh Glenn\, Sanya Kantarovsky\, Sara Van DerBeek\, Emily Wardill UID:252526 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130110T193000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130110T173000 GEO:37.7878527;-122.4043529 LOCATION:Altman Siegel Gallery\,49 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Year's Day Swimmers\, Laeh Glenn\, Sanya Kantarovsky\, Sara Van DerBeek\, Emily Wardill UID:252527 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

MCCLA gallery department is proud to present “Esperando la llegada de l Alba”. The exhibition is the result of a work with Bay Area residents representative of the Latino cultural diversity. It addresses the question of community while nurturing the talent of non-professional participants.< /span>

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“Esperando la Llegade del Alba” places each participant at the ce nter of the creative process based upon the cooperation between acclaimed i nternational artists Moise Touré and Francis Viet\, local talent Kiazad Ehy a\, Tomo Saito\, and the non-professional performers who have participated in the year-long adventure.

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From the fullness of individual memories\, e xperiences\, histories and testimonies to the discovery of a collective ide ntity “Esperando la Llegade del Alba” shows that cultural\, social a nd political barriers can be overcome when participants share their thought s\, emotions and inspirations.

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It is a continuation of Moïse Touré’s pas t projects in France and abroad\, such as those recently conducted with the National Theatre of Japan\, in West Africa\, in Brazil and in Vietnam.

MOÏSE TOURE

Moïse Touré created the company Les Inachevés (The Unfinished) in 1984\, in Grenoble\, F rance. He is part of the Academy of Shared Knowledge and Artistic practices . THE ACADEMY is a living meeting point\, a place\, where political and poe tic awareness is achieved\, where the epoch’s influences interfere. THE ACA DEMY is both a seismograph of society and a free space. Every artistic proj ect is able to create a unique vibrant social event\, whose real importance goes well beyond the appearances. THE ACADEMY: art\, interaction\, partici pation. Bring the people into the act of creating\, invent new forms of art istic expression\, question the relationship between amateurism and profess ionalism\, and establish deeper connexions with the population in an ethica l and aesthetic perspective. The aim is to make THE ACADEMY a place of arti stic sharing\, a place of civic education and training\, a space where coll ective discourse is audible.

KIAZAD EHYA

Kiazad Ehya is a San Francisco based filmmaker. He received a B achelor of Arts degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Curre ntly\, he works as a freelance cinematographer and videographer producing c ommercial\, documentary\, and narrative style content. Some of his work has been featured on KQED’s Public Media Arts Blog and the Oakland Internation al Film Festival. He was also the recipient of the 2011 “College to Cann es Film Festival” where he was awarded a two-week residency at the Cann es Film Festival in France. Kiazad's personal work seeks to explore stories that represent our culturally pluralistic world and portray underrepresent ed perspectives of peoples\, both in the USA and worldwide.

Thanks to: Michelle Haner\, Adam Gasch o\, Adan Pulito\, Yuko Inatsuki\, Kunst Stoff \, French American Cultural S ociety\, Institute Francais\,San Francisco Art Commission\, Les Inacheves\, the participants.

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Directed by Moïse Touré
Director of vid eo content – Camera – Editor: Kiazad Ehya
Photography: Tomo Saito
Choreographer: Francis Viet

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SAN FRANCISCO\, CA. 20 d e Noviembre\, 2012 - La Galería de MCCLA se enorgullece en presentar “Esper ando la llegada del Alba”. La exposición es el resultado de un trabajo con los residentes del Área de la Bahía representantes de la diversidad cultura l latina. Se ocupa de la cuestión de la comunidad\, mientras nutre el talen to de los participantes no profesionales.

"Esperando la Llegada del Alba" coloca a cada participan te en el centro del proceso creativo basado en la cooperación entre los acl amados artistas internacionales Moise Touré y Viet Francis\, el talento loc al de Kiazad Ehya\, Saito Tomo\, y los artistas no profesionales que han pa rticipado en esta aventura de un año.

Es una continuación de proyectos anteriores de Moïse Touré e n Francia y en el extranjero\, como los que recientemente llevó a cabo con el Teatro Nacional de Japón\, en el oeste de África\, en Brasil y en Vietna m.

Dirigido por Moïse T ouré
Director de Video – Cama ra – Editor: Kiazad Ehya
Foto grafía: Tomo Saito
Coreógrafo : Francis Viet

MOÏSE TOURE

Mo ïse Touré creó la empresa Les Inachevés (El Inacabado) en 1984\, en Grenobl e\, Francia. Él es parte de La Academia de Conocimiento Compartido y Las Pr ácticas Artísticas.

La Academia es un punto de encuentro de estar\, un lugar donde se logra la con ciencia política y poética\, y donde la influencia de la época de interferi r. Es a la vez un sismógrafo de la sociedad y un espacio libre. Cada proyec to artístico es capaz de crear un único evento vibrante social\, cuya verda dera importancia va mucho más allá de las apariencias.

La Academia es el arte\, la interacción\, y la participación. Llevar a la gente en el acto de crear\, inventar nuevas formas de expresión artística\, cuestionar la relación entre amateurismo y profesionalismo\, y establecer conexiones más profundas con la población en una perspectiva ética y estética. El objetivo es hacer de La Academia un l ugar de intercambio artístico\, un lugar de educación cívica y formación\, un espacio en donde el discurso colectivo es audible.

KIAZAD EHYA

Kiazad Ehya es un cineasta basado en S an Francisco. Recibió una licenciatura en Cine de San Francisco State Unive rsity.

En la actualidad \, trabaja como director de fotografía y es un camarógrafo independiente qu e produce documentales\, comerciales\, y contenido al estilo narrativo. Par te de su trabajo ha aparecido en el Blog para medios de comunicación públic os de KQED y el Festival Internacional de Cine de Oakland. También fue el g anador del "College to Cannes Film Festival" en el 2011\, donde se le conce dió una residencia de dos semanas en el Festival de Cine de Cannes en Franc ia.

El trabajo personal Kiazad procura explorar historias que representan nuestro mundo culturalme nte plural y retratar las perspectivas mal representadas de los pueblos\, t anto en los EE.UU. y en todo el mundo.

Gracias a: Michelle Haner\, Adam Gascho\, Adan Pulito\, Yuk o Inatsuki\, Kunst Stoff\, French American Cultural Society\, Institute Fra ncais\, San Francisco Art Commission\, Les Inacheves\, y a los participante s.

DTEND:20130216 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130116 GEO:37.7510266;-122.4185595 LOCATION:Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts\,2868 Mission Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Esperando la llegada del Alba (Awaiting the Arrival of the Dawn) UID:248705 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present its third sol o exhibition with Bay Area artist Amanda Curreri. Curreri transforms the gallery into The Aunque– a space of possibility\, a space of the 'even though'. With both irreverence and with earnestness\, < em>The Aunque serves as a space for reflection on power\, identity\, a nd desire in the face of the violence of contemporary social life. There wi ll be an opening reception for the artist on Friday\, January 11\, 6-9pm.
 
Beginning with the titular language shift from English to Spanish\, Curreri’s work invokes a power shift and implicat es itself and the viewer in acts of “reading” and legibility. The phrase "A unque\, violencia es total" entered Curreri's head like a mantra while on a long-distance run. Highlighting this meditative state achieved through phy sical and sensory experience\, Curreri insists on an equivalence between bo dy knowledge and cerebral understanding as a crucial tool of negotiating id entity. Curreri’s work employs an Active Formalism: a mix of forma lism with an insistence on experience as a way of learning and testing\, do -ing and be-ing.
 
Artworks within The Aunque are a re-envisioned hand-dyed and sewn flag\, multiple paintings\, a video\, con founding cocktail napkins\, and an invitational play. The diverse languages in effect – color\, form\, vernacular\, linguistic – all converge via poet ry as a pragmatic model for this new work. Amanda offers: “I was looking fo r an intimate one-to-one structure for this work which is what lead me to p oems. Poetry is so flagrantly about heart and commitment and also so much a bout the rogue and necessary pied piper figure in society. I asked a poet f riend for insight on what makes something a poem\, and\, of course\, they s aid that it is structure and form and then the breaking and bending of that form.” Curreri applies this formalist approach as a vehicle to push into n ew spaces of discourse.
 
On Wednesday\, January 30\, 7pm\, Curreri hosts a performance\, Jean Genet in the Aunque\, which uti lizes a collaged script of quotes to create a conversation of poetry and ou tlaws\, performance of selves\, and cross-identification. Pocket-knives opt ional.

DTEND:20130216 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130111 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Aunque\, Amanda Curreri UID:246419 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130111T210000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130111T180000 GEO:37.7576425;-122.3935879 LOCATION:Romer Young Gallery\,1240 22nd St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Aunque\, Amanda Curreri UID:246420 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The California premiere of the artist’s landmark 15-piece steel sculptural installation

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For more than 50 years\, Charles Ginnever has created large-scale sculptures in steel and bronze that are concerned w ith challenging and expanding our visual perceptions. Every angle of a Ginn ever sculpture presents us with a different work of art\; as the viewer mov es around the sculpture\, the piece is transformed\, evolving at a differen t pace and in a different way. At first\, his pieces seem to be the work of a master illusionist\, but one soon realizes that the sculpture is not abo ut illusion but rather about questioning traditional ideas about perspectiv e.  According to Ginnever\, “My work sits motionless and is only activated by the viewer moving around it – only then does it start to perform.” 

The best illustration of t his phenomenon is Rashomon\, a 15-piece installation of three-foot high steel sculptures that sit directly on the floor. Arranged in rows\, t hese maquettes will fill the entire main gallery at the ICA. The presentati on will be accompanied by small maquettes of other large-scale sculptures b y Ginnever. The complete work\, which has never been presented in Californi a\, is a model for the Rashomon Series\, 15 13-foot high sculpture s\, of which only three have been fabricated to date.

The title\, Rashomon is borrowed fro m Akira Kurasawa’s 1950 Japanese film of the same name\, which presents wid ely different accounts of four witnesses to the same crime. Reflective of t he film’s plot\, Ginnever’s installation consists of identical units\, each capable of assuming 15 distinctly separate positions. Even with the knowle dge that all of these objects are identical\, it is unexpectedly difficult to recognize each sculpture as the same form.


Also on view in the exhibition are a number of work s on paper by Ginnever including an exquisite sculptural print titled M ultus – a recent innovative work that when folded transforms into a li ghtweight portable sculpture. In describing the experience of interacting w ith the work\, poet and critic John Yau writes\, "The tension between the f lat plane and the folded form asks us to pay attention to the everyday worl d we live in\, and to recognize that in the simplest things—a flat sheet pa per – there exists a possibility simultaneously enchanting and revealing.”  Multus is being editioned at noted Landfall Press in Santa FE\, N M.

In addition\, the ICA will be installing a large-scale sculpture by the artist titled Sla nt Rhyme in the newly renovated Parque de Los Poblodores urban plaza d irectly across the street from the gallery. The installation of Slant R hyme is made possible thanks to the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation in Healdsburg\, CA. Slant Rhyme will be on view from November 15\, 2012 through February 28\, 2013.

DTEND:20130216 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121117 GEO:37.3277051;-121.8841434 LOCATION:San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)\,560 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Charles Ginnever: Rashomon\, Charles Ginnever UID:240276 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121116T210000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121116T190000 GEO:37.3277051;-121.8841434 LOCATION:San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)\,560 South First St. \nSan Jose\, CA 95113 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Charles Ginnever: Rashomon\, Charles Ginnever UID:240277 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legenda ry dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993). It will showcase mo re than 80 costumes and 50 photographs from the dancer’s personal collectio n\, entrusted to the Centre national du costume de scène by the Rudolf Nure yev Foundation\, and will incorporate key loans from active ballet companie s.

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The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country befor e he defected to France in 1963. He was soon recognized worldwide as the mo st magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time. Incredibly driven\, he t raveled the world to work with leading figures in the dance world in order to absorb their techniques and to promote Soviet dance. Nureyev loved sumpt uous shows and was particular about his costumes\, often imposing changes a nd improvements. The costumes on view expose the wear and tear of daily use \, bearing witness to the lives and bodies of Nureyev and his partners Marg ot Fonteyn\, Noella Pontois and so many others.

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Exhibition organ ized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Ce ntre national du costume de scène.

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Major Patron

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The Bernard Osher F oundation

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DTEND:20130217 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121006 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance UID:229887 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121006T171500 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121006T093000 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance UID:229888 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Crown Point Press at 50 marks the press’s 50th anniversary and features prints by 15 internationally renowned artists made at the press ov er the course of five decades. Some\, such as Robert Bechtle and Wayne Thie baud\, have returned to the press throughout their careers\; others\, inclu ding Darren Almond\, Chris Ofili\, and Kiki Smith\, are more recent additio ns to the roster. All share an enthusiasm for expanding their artistic prac tice by making prints.

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When Kathan Brown established Crown Point Press i n the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962\, she expressed a commitment to etchin g that was remarkable for the time. Most workshop-based print publishing ve ntures in the 1960s  focused on lithography and screenprinting. Brown offer ed an alternative and welcomed artists who were new to intaglio\, giving th em an opportunity to explore an alternative printmaking possibility that wa s ideally suited to contemporary expression.

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Witnessing the evolution of artistic movements such as Minimalism\, Conceptualism\, and Neo-figuration over the last 50 years\, the press has applied a constant level of innovat ion to etching while working with visiting artists\, regardless of style\, to realize complex ideas. From the late 1960s\, Brown and her staff of prin ters have developed ways in which photo projects could be realized\, first as photoetchings\, and then\, beginning in the 1990s\, in the revival of ph otogravure\, a printing process that has been around for as long as photogr aphy itself. This process\, along with that of color aquatint—which has bec ome a trademark of the press—permits artists to swathe their compositions i n printed tonal fields\, merging ink and paper.

DTEND:20130217 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121020 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Crown Point Press at 50 \, Robert Bechtle\, Wayne Thiebaud\, Darren Almond\, Chris Ofili\, Kiki Smith UID:247375 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Chuck Close is one of the most highly regarded and influenti al artists of the last century. In the late 1960s\, his realistic and heroi cally scaled portraits of family and friends sent shockwaves throughout the art world that are still being felt to this day. Though Close is known pri marily for his contribution to the history of painting\, he has played a si gnificant role in innovating new methods for printmaking. Through his ongoi ng collaborations with master printmakers and artisans\, Chuck Close consta ntly challenges conventional practices and perceived limitations of scale t o extend his aesthetic to new and dynamic dimensions.

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The Monterey Museum of Art’s presentation of Chuck Close: Works on Paper\, 1975–2012 from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Founda tion spotlights one of the most comprehensive collections of works on paper by this revered American artist.  Featured in the exhibition are etch ings\, linocuts\, lithographs\, screen-prints\, woodcuts\, and paper pulp m ultiples of monumental proportions that exploit traditional studio techniqu es with brilliant effect.

DTEND:20130217 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121027 GEO:36.594185;-121.888086 LOCATION:Monterey Museum of Art\,559 Pacific Street and 720 Via Mirada \nMo nterey\, CA 93940 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chuck Close: Works on Paper 1975-2012\, Chuck Close UID:243970 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121026T200000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121026T180000 GEO:36.594185;-121.888086 LOCATION:Monterey Museum of Art\,559 Pacific Street and 720 Via Mirada \nMo nterey\, CA 93940 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chuck Close: Works on Paper 1975-2012\, Chuck Close UID:243971 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

William Cordova attempts to reconcile themes of displac ement and transition through the use of urban ephemeral and vernacular arch itecture to describe our contemporary situation. Smoke Signals — Viviendo para La Ciudad is a multimedia installation that i s influenced by the 2010 book Living for the City by Donna Jean Mu rch\, about the origins of the Black Panther movement\, Bay Area cultural h istory\, and social activism. Cordova transforms the gallery at YBCA into a n architectural installation with a skeletal structure\, resembling wooden scaffolding\, which incorporates 35mm slide film projections focusing on in visible landmark locations throughout the Bay Area. Other components includ e a series of works on paper with various symbols related to the Pacific Oc ean\, and a suite of 150 drawings—based on geography and architecture—on re claimed letter size paper. Smoke Signals — Viviendo para La Ciudad attempts to find an alternative way of reclaiming history that prompts peo ple to reconsider their perspectives on the living city: its past\, present \, and future.

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William Cordova works in installation\, performance\, scu lpture\, film\, photography\, and drawing. He focuses on architecture and l andscapes\, and reconstructs\, reconsiders\, and reconnects past events to reveal their relevancy in today’s social climate. Creating ephemeral monume nts\, Cordova sees the visual arts as a platform for discussing our common experiences\, needs\, and struggles.

DTEND:20130217 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121026 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Smoke Signals: Viviendo pa’ la Ciudad \, William Cordova UID:229778 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121026T200000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121026T120000 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Smoke Signals: Viviendo pa’ la Ciudad \, William Cordova UID:229779 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with the exhibition The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg wit h Music by Hans Berg\, YBCA presents A Mad Tea Party: Five Videos by Nathalie Djurberg &\; Hans Berg\, a selection of important works where complex and twisted narratives are performed by molding clay figures in constructed environments. Spanning the past eight years of the artists’ career\, these animations depict their characteristically dark tales that plumb the depths of human psychology to dramatic effect\, and include human and animal characters that are thrown together into strange and mythologic al scenarios laden with sexuality and violence.

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Nathalie Djurberg was born in Lysekil\, Sweden\, in 1 978. She studied art at Folkuniversitetet (1994–1995) and Hovedskous Art Sc hool (1995–1997)\, both in Gothenburg\, Sweden\, before receiving her MFA f rom Malmö Art Academy in 2002. She has honed a distinctive style of stop-mo tion animation since 1999\, when she first taught herself how to make films . Using the pliability of clay\, her handcrafted narratives explore the vic issitudes of revenge\, lust\, submission\, gluttony\, and other primal emot ions\, in wry allegories of human behavior and social taboo. Increasingly\, her practice has blurred the cinematic and the sculptural in immersive env ironments that integrate moving images and sound with related set pieces. S he currently lives and works with Hans Berg in Rättvik\, Sweden.

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Born in Rättvik\, Swede n\, in 1978\, Hans Berg works as a techno and house music producer. He is a self-taught musician who began playing the drums in punk and rock bands at the age of fourteen. A year later\, he started creating electronic music — which he has made ever since — when he purchased his first synthesizer and sampler. In addition to his many live concerts\, Berg also has an extensiv e discography with releases by Kant Recordings\, Tsunami Productions\, and other labels. He met Djurberg in Berlin in 2004\, and since then he has com posed the music for all of her films and installations.

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The artists’ collaborations have been featured widel y in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Most notably\, in 2009\, they presented their installation The Experiment in Making Worlds at the 53rd Venice Biennale\, for which Djurberg was awarded the prestigiou s Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist. They have had other solo exhibi tions at Camden Arts Centre\, London (2011)\; Museum Boijmans Van Beunjngen \, Rotterdam (2011)\; Wexner Center for the Arts\, Columbus\, Ohion (2011)\ ; Natural History Museum\, Basel (2010)\; kestnergesllschaft\, Hannover (20 10)\; OMA Prada Transformer\, Seoul (2009)\; Frye Art Museum\, Seattle (200 9)\; Hammer Museum\, Los Angles (2008)\; Fondazione Prada\, Milan (2008)\; Kunsthalle Winter thur\, Switzerland (2007)\; Kunsthalle Wien\, Vienna (200 7)\; and Kunsthalle Winterthur\, Switzerland (2007).

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YBCA's presentation of The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg wi th Music by Hans Berg is supported\, in part\, by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

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YBCA's pr ograms are made possible in part by:
Abundance Foundation
Adobe
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Lam Research

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Yerba Buena Ce nter for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

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YBCA Exhibi tions 12-13 is made possible in part by:
Mike Wilkins and Sh eila Duignan\, Meridee Moore and Kevin King and Members of Yerba Buena Cent er for the Arts

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Free First Tu esdays
Underwritten by Directors Forum Members

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DTEND:20130217 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20121027 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Mad Tea Party: Five Videos by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg\, N athalie Djurberg\, Hans Berg UID:251931 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Alessandro Pessoli's evocative drawings\, pai ntings\, and sculptures place expressive\, often melancholy figures in inde terminate spaces and dreamlike narratives. Fluidly moving across media and shifting between two- and three-dimensional forms\, Pessoli renders his see mingly restless and exaggerated characters in a manner that is rich in hist orical references to art\, cinema\, and theater. This exhibition\, the arti st's first solo museum presentation on the West Coast\, debuts a new series of works on paper and painted majolica ceramics paired with recent graphit e drawings and sculpture. Together\, these works reveal an imaginative\, or ganic meditation on Modernism\, mythology\, and the artistic persona.

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Presented by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

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Born in Iran and educated at Berkeley\, New York –based artist Shirin Neshat has received international acclaim for her phot ographs\, video installations\, and films addressing the identities of Musl im women worldwide. She was a 2000 MATRIX artist and we have featured her films at the PFA Theater. Among her many awards are the the Golden Lion Award at the 48th Venice Biennale\, the Hiroshima Freedom Prize\, and the Silver Li on Best Director Award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.

Admission free. Please enter through Sculpture Garden on Durant Aven ue.

http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/events/regents-lecture-ph otography-cinema
DTEND:20130219 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130219 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Regent's Lecture - Shirin Neshat: From Photography to Cinema\, Shir in Neshat UID:261357 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130319T200000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130319T180000 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Regent's Lecture - Shirin Neshat: From Photography to Cinema\, Shir in Neshat UID:261358 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Carol Lefkowitz\, Toru Sugita\, Juan Miguel Santiago

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January 12 – February 21

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Opening reception: Saturday\, Jan uary 12\, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Carol Lefkowitz employs a palette of gre ens\, atmospheric blues\, earthy browns and an echo of yellow to create gra phic patterns that convey rhythm and stillness. Lefkowitz’s canvases simult aneously affirm two-dimensionality while asserting painting’s potential to immerse the viewer. By modulating the levels of paint transparency and opac ity\, and manipulating the tonal values\, Lefkowitz offers the audience wha t she terms\, “image-less space.”

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Originally from Japan\, artist To ru Sugita now makes his home in the Bay Area. In this show\, he presents bl ack and white etchings of architectural elements such as bridges\, building s and utility poles as well as a series of color wood block prints of lands capes. Sugita is preoccupied with light and dark. His prints use a range of grayscale values to reproduce visual information such as distance and prox imity\, light and shadow\, and the relationship of objects to each other. T hese pictorial elements allow Sugita to explore the physicality of three di mensional space.

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Juan Miguel Santiago is an artist who creates work s that explore notions of memory and place. For this exhibition\, Santiago will present a series of ceramic sculptures entitled\, “Place of Origin.” T hese geometric forms placed in a linear organization\, present the viewer w ith both a façade and an interior. Santiago exploits the ability of sculptu re to present visual information in the round as well as in relief to commu nicate the complexity of experience. Unlike utilitarian clay vessels\, thes e pieces are\, “recording time spent reflecting on architectural space and the natural world.”

DTEND:20130221 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130112 GEO:37.8060471;-122.4317927 LOCATION:SFMOMA Artists Gallery\,Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard\, Bui lding A\nSan Francisco\, CA 94123 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Carol Lefkowitz\, Toru Sugita\, Juan Miguel Santiago \, Carol Lefko witz\, Toru Sugita\, Juan Miguel Santiago UID:250866 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130112T150000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130112T130000 GEO:37.8060471;-122.4317927 LOCATION:SFMOMA Artists Gallery\,Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard\, Bui lding A\nSan Francisco\, CA 94123 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Carol Lefkowitz\, Toru Sugita\, Juan Miguel Santiago \, Carol Lefko witz\, Juan Miguel Santiago\, Toru Sugita UID:250867 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

 This winter Southern Exposure invites you to curl up in the gallery and watch videos. SoEx presents 5 di fferent weeks of video projections\, each curated by a different member of our curatorial committee. Program will include screenings and events.

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Week #3 Opening Reception: Friday\, February 15\, 2013\, 7–9 pm
Week #3 Dates: February 15 - 21\, 2013
Exhibition Dates
: February 1 - March 9\, 2013
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday\, 12–6 pm

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Join us for the Opening Reception of Week #3 on Friday\, Febr uary 15\, 2013\, from 7-9 pm. Week #3 of Only a Signal Sho wn\, curated by Michele Carlson\, includes work by Mik Gaspay\, Ranu Mukher jee\, Weston Teruya\, and Skye Thorstenson\, exploring the ways artists use speculative fiction to reframe existing narratives and media forms.

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DTEND:20130221 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130215 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Only a Signal Shown Week #3 UID:254460 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130215T210000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130215T190000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Only a Signal Shown Week #3 UID:254461 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Programmed by Sean Carson
Doors 5:00 

The ly rics of Bob Dylan set to the music of Prince? Or the lyrics of Prince set t o the music of Bob Dylan? The Bay Area all-star band PC Munoz’s Singing Blo od mashes up the folk and the funk in a unique project that pays tribute to both American masters simultaneously. Plus chamber music from the Rio Vand er Stahl ensemble focusing on silence in music from Handel to Saariaho\, a poetry reading from Kayla Krut\, and a newsfeed-based video work by Christo pher Ariza. Presented in conjunction with Silence.

Please come early for best seating. A limited number of chairs will be available.

L@TE is made possible by Ann Hatch/Tin Man Fund\, the Thomas J. Long Foundation\, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Speci al thanks to media sponsors East Bay Express and San Francisco Ba y Guardian.

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Preceded by:
5:30 R E@DS: Lauren Shufran &\; Sirama Bajo

DTEND:20130222 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130222 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Positively Alphabet Street UID:260439 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130222T230000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130222T193000 GEO:37.8681831;-122.2562092 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive\,2625 Durant Avenue #2250 \nBerkeley\, CA 94720-2250 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Positively Alphabet Street UID:260440 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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111 Minna Galler y proudly presents the most recent body of work by the incredibly prolific and multi-talented artist\, David Choong Lee. Thi s show will be David's third solo exhibition with 111 Minna and represents his constant growth and transition as an artist as his current practices an d sculptural tendencies with which he builds from his paintings\, are in st ark contrast from the original paintings from his first solo exhibition\, w hich were primarily sourced from San Francisco's local streets. David Choon g Lee is a master creator of environments and builder of stylistic formulas comprised of everything he knows\, meticulously composed in a way which ex pands the viewers mind and furthers ones perception of painting and art its elf.

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David's work has shown at many galleries in San Francisco such as 111 Minna gallery\, Bucheon Gallery\, Cu lture Cache Gallery\, LEVI'S as well as many other galleries in the US and abroad\, such as South Korea. He has self-published a number of art books- God Made Dirt\, and Dirt Don't Hurt\, 4 WORDS\, DIRT\, CONVERGENCE- and som e of his books are distributed by Gingko Press and 2nd round productions to Europe and Asia. 

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He's bee n teaching figurative art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for last 10 years (from 1998)\, and he lives in downtown San Francisco wit h his wife.

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DTEND:20130223 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130128 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Organic Updates\, David Choong Lee UID:255211 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130201T220000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130201T170000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Organic Updates\, David Choong Lee UID:255212 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

An exhibition featuring works by artists and designers who participated in John Zurier's 2012 summer study abroad course in Iceland. The class prov ided an introduction to Icelandic art and culture during a week stay in Rey kjavik followed by two weeks of intensive studio on a horse farm\, immersed in the landscape\, geography\, history\, and culture of western Iceland. T he emphasis was on experience of nature as a primary souce for the explorat ion of new artwork. The exhibition will include photography\, sculpture\, d rawing\, painting\, video\, furniture\, and sound.

DTEND:20130223 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130219 GEO:37.8358819;-122.2514238 LOCATION:California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus)\,5212 Broadway \nO akland\, California 94618-1426 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:All Disheveled Wandering Stars Exhibition UID:259178 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130220T193000 DTSTAMP:20140712T072950 DTSTART:20130220T173000 GEO:37.8358819;-122.2514238 LOCATION:California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus)\,5212 Broadway \nO akland\, California 94618-1426 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:All Disheveled Wandering Stars Exhibition UID:259179 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR