Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Trapped in the Wunderkammer at Kadist Art Foundation

What inspires artists? How do they create their work? Today we bring you a video from Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco, documentation of one of seven recent presentations in which artists discuss inspirational objects and ephemera in their private collections. The basis for this project was artist Linda Geary‘s book Studio Visit, which, according to Kadist, “collects impressions from 100 in-studio conversations about art and life. An unexpected[.....]

#Hashtags: Divide//Conquer: Artists Confront the Gentrification of Urban Space

Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. (Jenifer Wofford, Reanne Estrada, Eliza Barrios). Manananggoogle, 2013. Multimedia installation including website and photographs. Commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art with support from The James Irvine Foundation and MetLife Foundation.

#gentrification #displacement #race #class #technology #industry #neo-colonialism Any conversation among artists these days is bound to turn to the question of gentrification—the process of urban renewal by private developers that ultimately displaces poor residents in favor of the upwardly mobile. Modernism in art has always accompanied displacement of poor citizens from city centers, from the time of the Impressionists when Georges-Eugène Haussmann refashioned Paris, to[.....]

Epic Fail: Levi’s Station to Station Derails in Oakland

Modified promotional image for Levi’s Station to Station project, 2013; organized by artist Doug Aitken

Today we bring you an an update to Christian L. Frock‘s mid-September article about the Station to Station project by Levi’s. Although Frock originally balanced her skepticism about corporate sponsorship for the arts with a healthy dose of optimism by concluding, “Perhaps there is hope yet for privatized culture,” when she finally attended the event at the end of last month she was met with a host[.....]

Valediction at Electric Works

Hughen/Starkweather. Valediction 3 from the Bay Bridge Series, 2013. Gouache, pencil, and ink on paper.

Today we bring you an article from our San Francisco/Bay Area sister publication Art Practical: a review of the Hughen/Starkweather exhibition at Electric Works. The works in this show use the architecture of the now-closed span of the Bay Bridge as their point of departure. Author Mary Anne Kluth notes, “[they] build a nuanced, haunting portrait of a Bay Area icon.” The article was originally published[.....]

Good Things Require Money: THE THING Quarterly’s Moment to Moment

Moment to Moment, installation view, Castro Muni Train Station, San Francisco. On floor: Starlee Kine. On wall: Susan O'Malley.

As part of our ongoing partnership with KQED.org, today we bring you a reflection on Moment to Moment, a collaboration between San Francisco’s THE THING Quarterly and Levi’s. Author Roula Seikaly explores the art historical precedent for the project and questions the relationship between artistic endeavors and corporate sponsorship. She notes, “the THING/Levi’s Made & Crafted union is troublesome, if only because the partnership defies the[.....]

Ryan McGinley: YEARBOOK at Ratio 3

Ryan McGinley. YEARBOOK, Installation view, Courtesy the artist and Ratio 3.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses (250–400 words) to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Danica Willard Sachs reviews Ryan McGinley’s YEARBOOK at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. For his latest project, YEARBOOK (2013), Ryan McGinley has wallpapered the interior of Ratio 3 from[.....]

Tim Lee in Conversation with Joseph del Pesco at Kadist

Today we bring you a video of artist Tim Lee in conversation with Joseph del Pesco, director of Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco. Lee, who is based in Vancouver, discusses his thoughts and processes as he re-creates a Warhol photograph from 1980: “It’s always…how can I articulate my artistic identity through others…what are some of the dissonances and what are some of the continuities?”