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Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

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Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
Curated by: Valerie Cassel Oliver

701 Mission St.
94103 San Francisco
CA
US
June 13th, 2015 - October 11th, 2015
Opening: June 13th, 2015 12:00 PM - 10:00 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:  
installation, performance, conceptual
COST:  
Regular: $10 / YBCA Members, Students, Seniors, Teachers: $8 / YBCA: You FREE

DESCRIPTION

YBCA is thrilled to be the only West Coast venue for Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black visual artists from the United States and the Caribbean. The artists included in this exhibition have been using performance in their work for more than five decades, generating an incredible wealth of performance art that has been largely unrecognized until now. Radical Presence explores the history of black performance traditions within visual arts, beginning with Fluxus and Conceptual art in the 1960s all the way through present practices. This groundbreaking exhibition features video and photo documentation of performances, performance scores and installations, audience interactive works, as well as works created as a result of performances. Live performances will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition, including a special opening day celebration packed with nine performances.

 

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