Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Citydance at Kadist Art Foundation

Francis Alÿs. Railings, 2004; still from film, 9 min 15 sec.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses 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, Marion Cousin reviews Citydance at Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco. The organizers chose not to reveal much beforehand; the only instruction was to meet at the[.....]

Facundo Argañaraz: Tonight Tonight at Highlight Gallery

Facundo Argañaraz. Passenger II, 2013.
Acrylic, direct-to-substrate print , and brass fitting on aluminum composite panel; 48 x 61 inches.

From our sister publication Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Facundo Argañaraz‘s solo exhibition Tonight Tonight at Highlight Gallery in San Francisco. Author Danica Willard Sachs notes that with the paintings in this new show, Argañaraz is “riffing on the monochrome… [and] grace is not found in presentness, but in confrontation.” This review was originally published on October 28, 2013. A traditional narrative of art[.....]

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, 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[.....]