San Francisco

Lawrence and Anna Halprin, California Historical Society The environment as a stage: Anna and Lawrence Halprin’s experiments
Alessandra Saviotti |

I usually go running at Stern Grove, a park very popular among San Francisco’s music lovers because of its yearly free music festival. Every time I pass by the natural amphitheater, I don’t feel I …

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Adelita Husni-Bey, Kadist Art Foundation Movement Break: Adelita Husni-Bey investigates sport as a metaphor of life’s endless performance
Alessandra Saviotti |

    Do Epic Shit. This statement was written on a huge black advertising board in downtown San Francisco last February. At a first sight it made me smile, then it started to make me …

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Lorenzo Vitturi, Gallery Wendi Norris Return to Reason at Gallery Wendi Norris
Catherine Nueva España |

Photography gets a fresh look at The Return to Reason, a successful first-time collaboration between Gallery Wendi Norris and Pier 24’s Allie Haeusslein, with works by Stephen Gill, Yamini Nayar, Chloe Sells, Lorenzo Vitturi, and …

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Tammy Rae Carland, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Alien She at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Catherine Nueva España |

Alien She includes the articulate, heartfelt, sometimes angry and frequently humorous markers of a pre-internet age: young cinéastes’ chain letters in Miranda July’s Big Miss Moviola; tear-off tab flyers leading to critical texts in Stephanie …

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Bruce Nauman, fusedspace A Topography of Chance at fused space, San Francisco
Catherine Nueva España |

The curator Jessica Silverman was inspired by Daniel Spoerri’s 1961 documentary novel/map An Anecdoted Topography of Chance, suggesting that “chance is not random, but shaped by ritual and repetition.” This group show, with Bruce Nauman, …

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Christine Elfman, Gallery Wendi Norris Christine Elfman at Gallery Wendi Norris
Catherine Nueva España |

Christine Elfman is a practitioner and teacher of photography, and her technical rigor is evident: images and diptychs convey both the essential and the ephemeral. In Looking Back, the play of light/shadow, background/foreground, and immediacy/mystery …

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Ana Teresa Fernández, Gallery Wendi Norris On The Fence: Ana Teresa Fernández at Gallery Wendi Norris
Catherine Nueva España |

Ana Teresa Fernández, who was born in Mexico, has since been living and educated in the United States, and has thoroughly explored, in this and many other series, the border between United States and Mexico …

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Louise LeBourgeois, Dolby Chadwick Gallery Louise LeBourgeois: Towards Horizon, Towards Abstraction
Catherine Nueva España |

Lake Michigan, the vast subject of Louise LeBourgeois’ painting series Toward Horizon, is the second largest lake in the United States, with such a large surface area that it often feels like open water, with …

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Josh Begley, SFMoMA Symposium-fest at SFMoMA
Olivia Fales |

For a museum that’s closed for construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has been very active. Their tagline says it all: “We’ve temporarily moved…everywhere.” One recent weekend SFMoMA was, indeed, all over San Francisco. …

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Athi-Patra Ruga, Yerba Buena Center for trts Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa
Catherine Nueva España |

Public Intimacy is a well-curated series of works that have some specter of defiance about them. There is also the sense that both public and private intimacies are being watched, on one end by curious …

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Tammy Rae Carland, Jessica Silverman Gallery Tammy Rae Carland at Jessica Silverman Gallery
Catherine Nueva España |

Jessica Silverman Gallery, which has had a strong focus on conceptual art since its opening in 2008, is an ideal space for the work of local Bay Area artist Tammy Rae Carland. Live from Somewhere, …

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Jenny Odell, Intersection for the Arts. The world seen through the eye of Google Satellite: Infrastructure, an exhibition by Jenny Odell
Diana Gadaldi |

On February 5th, 2014, the Bay Area native artist Jenny Odell opened her latest solo exhibition at Intersection for the Arts, a multidisciplinary center for the arts located in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) …

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