Swedish-born artist Nathalie Djurberg’s unsettling avian menagerie takes flight this fall at YBCA. In addition to the wild flock of more than eighty freestanding bird sculptures on view, the exhibition also includes five animated films, in which avian psychology is superimposed upon human behavior with extraordinary results. Using actual bird species as inspiration for her sometimes grotesque ﬁgures, Djurberg explores physical and psychological transformation as well as pageantry, perversion, and abjection. Her clay animations are set to music and sound effects by her partner and collaborator Hans Berg. Djurberg’s nightmarish cinematic tales depict the depths of jealousy, revenge, lust, submission, gluttony, and other primal emotions with an unblinking eye. This exhibition was organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and curated by Eric Crosby and Dean Otto.
Opening Night Party — Nathalie Djurberg & Nayland Blake
Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Step over to the dark side and join us in celebration of the openings of Nayland Blake: FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX! and The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg, two exhibitions that delight in dominance and submission, eroticism and power in distinct and provocative ways. Live music by L.A. based Nite Jewel (solo performance), local experimental sound artists Moira Scar as V.E.X. and Duchess Hotplate, and San Francisco's own DJ Primo. Delicious beverages provided by New Belgium Brewery and Blue Angel Vodka.