The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg

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From the installation of The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg Walker Art Center, Minneapolis © Photo: Gene Pittman
The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg
Curated by: Eric Crosby, Dean Otto

701 Mission St.
94103 San Francisco

October 12th, 2012 - January 27th, 2013
Opening: October 12th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Other (outside areas listed)
Thu-Sat: noon-8pm; Sun: noon-6pm; First Tuesdays of the month (FREE) 12-8; Summer Hours (May 28 – Aug 31) include Wed 12-6 PM
film, animation, sculpture


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

YBCA Galleries

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.