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Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Galleries

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Creature Chaos, 2003 © Alf Borjess
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Secret Sorrows
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Wild at Heart
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Billow 1, 2007
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Wild Animal Chandelier
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Divided Heart, 2004 20x20x20cm
Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Galleries
Curated by: Kate Eilertsen

701 Mission St.
94103 San Francisco
CA
US
January 23rd, 2009 - April 12th, 2009
Opening: January 22nd, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ybca.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
hello@ybca.org
PHONE:  
415.978.2787
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 11-6; Thu 11-8
TAGS:  
YBCA, Yerba, Buena, center, for, The, arts, Irreverent, Nordic, craft, Art, mixed-media, photography, conceptual, modern, traditional, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

 

YBCA features a new generation of craft artists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in an exhibition of Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art. The artists, challenging the aesthetics and principles of Scandinavian Modernism, use traditional materials and honor the hand-made traditions, but divorce form from function. They also tend to move away from the sleek aesthetic of high modernism, turning instead to camp and intricacy. Rejecting the notion of utilitarianism, and intentionally designing objects whose form does not give rise to a traditional or expected function, their craft art is characterized by quirky, provocative and playful one of a kind works that tell personal stories.


Where:

YBCA Galleries, 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Info:

415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org

When galleries are fully open: $7 regular; $5 students, seniors & teachers; free for YBCA

Members

When galleries are partially open: $5 regular; $3 students, seniors & teachers; free for

YBCA Members

YBCA galleries are FREE to the public on the first Tuesday of every month. FREE First Tuesday is made possible in part by YBCA's Directors Forum Members

Hours:

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: noon - 5 pm
Thu: noon - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays.