In Anticipation

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In Anticipation

1246 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-3817
April 28th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon-Sun 9:30-5:30 (office)
Master of Arts Collaborative, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
mixed-media, performance, conceptual



Press contact: Nicole Bulick 415.517.5657                             San Francisco Art Institute

Event Contact:                                        800 Chestnut St.

San Francisco CA. 94133



A multi-sited project featuring proposals by 5 international artists

Presented by the SFAI Master of Arts Collaborative




Live Event:                Tuesday, April 28, 2009                

Time:                          6 PM- 9 PM

Location:                   New Langton Arts

                                    1246 Folsom Street

                                    San Francisco, CA.94103


Website Launch:      Saturday, April 18, 2009



Artists:   Elizabeth Axtman, Fang Lu, Jillian McDonald, Aernout Mik and Kamau Amu Patton


Aernout Mik, 2009


This April the 2009 Master of Arts Collaborative of the San Francisco Art Institute will debut In Anticipation; a multi-sited project featuring works by Elizabeth Axtman, Fang Lu, Jillian McDonald, Aernout Mik and Kamau Amu Patton. Each artist was invited to submit a multimedia proposal for an unrealized work engaging the theme of anticipation. In Anticipation explores the provocative ideas presented in each artist proposal and is a social platform for the viewer’s imagination and participation.


Dynamic Web site

The central location of the project is the web site, The web site launch on April 18 will contain each artist’s proposal, project description, and further information to enrich the viewing experience. This dynamic site provides an accessible and multifaceted space in which to explore these conceptually-driven projects by each regionally and internationally renowned artist investigating interrelated sub-themes of anticipation including: Question of Truth, Friction, Metamorphosis, Re-enactment, and Alternate Realities.

Live Event

On April 28, the proposals will be celebrated at a highly anticipated evening of artistic exploration with a live performance by Kamau Amu Patton, video works and multi-media presentations of the artist proposals, and libations. This social affair purposes to support and highlight the two other project sites – the website and a limited edition poster collection – in a real time setting.

Limited Edition Posters

To compliment the proposals, each of the artists has created a limited edition poster. This remarkable poster collection will be available to the public at the April 28 event! Each poster will also be presented on the In Anticipation website.


The Masters of Arts Collaborative consists of the following thirteen students working in the fields of Exhibition and Museum Studies, History and Theory of Contemporary Art and Urban Studies: Devon Bella, Nicole Bulick, Nancy de Y. Elkus, Brooke Kellaway, Bokyung Kim, Gwen Kuanying Kuo, Meredith Lange, Dori Latman, Nicole Lattuca, Laura Poppiti, Kara Q. Smith, Anna Schneider, and Camille Washington.

This project is supported by San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Division and School of Interdisciplinary Studies: Renée Green, Dean of Graduate Studies; Zeina Barakeh, Graduate Programs Manager; Meg Shiffler, MA Collaborative Projects guest faculty; Robin Balliger, Chair, Urban Studies; Hou Hanru, Chair Exhibition and Museum Studies; and Jeannene Przyblyski, Chair, History and Theory of Contemporary Art.

Additional images available by request.