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Katrín Sigurdardóttir

Katrín Sigurdardóttir
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:30

Katrín Sigurdardóttir explores the way physical structures and boundaries define perception. Through unexpected shifts in scale, she examines distance and memory and their embodiments in architecture, cartography, and traditional landscape representations. While alluding to real locations, her work questions the verity of these places, as well as our account of them. Sigurdardóttir’s work crosses the boundary between perceptual and embodied space, and between vision and experience.

Jill Magid

Jill Magid
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:30

Jill Magid forges intimate relationships within bureaucratic structures—flirting with, seducing, and subverting authority. Her projects unsettle seemingly impenetrable systems, such as the NYPD, the Dutch Secret Service, and the estate of architect Luis Barragán. Her work has been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and UC Berkeley Art Museum; among other venues.

Artist Talk: Javier Téllez

Artist Talk: Javier Téllez
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:30

Javier Téllez will be in conversation with Joseph del Pesco (Kadist Art Foundation) and Hesse McGraw (SFAI) in conjunction with his solo exhibition, Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth, in the Walter and McBean Galleries. Their conversation will unravel issues of psychiatric confinement, surveillance, and power in relation to the exhibition. Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth is on view at SFAI September 9–December 13, 2014.

Linda Mary Montano

Linda Mary Montano
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:30

Linda Mary Montano is a performance artist whose raffish practices include endurance; blurring the edge between art and life; recognizing the autobiographical need to fix life through art; and using Catholic imagery to speak to the mystery of the everyday. Montano's monograph You Too Are a Performance Artist: Art in Everyday Life (2013) was published by SITE Santa Fe in conjunction with her retrospective Always Creative

John Divola

John Divola
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:30

John Divola is a conceptual artist whose works have spanned multiple forms of photography. In his renowned series, As Far As I Could Get, Divola runs from the camera, which captures a self-timed image of the artist in landscapes throughout the world. In 2013, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Pomona College Museum of Art co-presented a major solo survey of Divola’s work.

Blake Stimson

Blake Stimson
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:30

Blake Stimson is an internationally recognized theorist and historian of contemporary art and photography. Stimson is author of Citizen Warhol (Reaktion Books, 2014), The Pivot of the World: Photography and Its Nation (MIT Press, 2006), and co-editor of Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (MIT Press, 1999). He teaches at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Wong Kit Yi

Wong Kit Yi
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:30

Wong Kit Yi interrogates social, cultural, and linguistic systems through video, sculpture, and performance. Influences include her childhood in Hong Kong; obstacles of self-identification; impossible quantifications of intangible ideas; and the navigation of space through objects and color. Wong’s work has been recently exhibited at the Queens Museum and P!, New York; and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Time Out Hong Kong

Matthew Goulish

Matthew Goulish
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:30

Matthew Goulish is co-founder of Every House Has a Door, an experimental performance platform that engages historically neglected subjects. Goulish is well known for his book 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance (Routledge, 2000), which takes on the nature of art, writing, death, and life in a format that explores reading as a performative act. Every House’s most recent project, Testimonium, is a collaborative response to Charles Reznikoff’s poems with the band Joan of Arc.  

Chip Lord

Chip Lord
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:30

Chip Lord was a founding member of Ant Farm, the radical Bay Area architectural collective that produced Cadillac Ranch and The Eternal Frame—a historical reenactment of the Kennedy assassination. His latest project, Venice Underwater, simultaneously examines flooding in Venice and the looming global catastrophe of rising sea levels. Lord’s work is in the collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate Modern, London.

Mike Osterhout

Mike Osterhout
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:30

Mike Osterhout (MFA, 1979) has an adventurous art practice ranging from branding a cow and pulling prints from its nose; tattooing multiple individuals to obtain “bloodprints”; hunting; small real estate acquisitions; serving as reverend for The Church of the Little Green Man; and programming for MO David, his “gallery as sculpture.”

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