Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE: A Theatrical Celebration of the Poetry and Art of James Broughton

ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE: A Theatrical Celebration of the Poetry and Art of James Broughton
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:00

Roxie Theater » Bay Area Docs—Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Thursday, September 4, 7 pm
Co-presented by Canyon Cinema

Pacific Film Archive Theater, Berkeley » Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Wednesday, September 10, 7 pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater, Berkeley » Films of James Broughton
Wednesday, September 17, 7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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In celebration of James Broughton’s centennial year, performance artist Jason Jenn brings Broughton’s mercurial wit, wonder, whimsy, and words to life on stage.

Erin Shirreff

Erin Shirreff
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:30

Erin Shirreff’s work elegantly interleaves photography, sculpture, and video to craft new—and at times unknowable—experiences of form and images. Shirreff has presented recent solo exhibitions at Artpace, San Antonio; White Cube, London; The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Allison Miller

Allison Miller
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Los Angeles–based painter Allison Miller creates works that appear in flux. Her paintings form rich layers of references and processes, and adopt visual tropes ranging from landscape to portraiture and collage to cartoons. Miller is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, and has presented solo exhibitions at ACME, Los Angeles.

Llyn Foulkes + Tamar Halpern

Llyn Foulkes + Tamar Halpern
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Painter and musician Llyn Foulkes and writer/director Tamar Halpern come together for a screening and conversation regarding Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band. Halpern and Chris Quilty’s feature documentary chronicles Los Angeles-based Foulkes’s struggles and successes from ages 70 to 77, as he creates, destroys, and recreates large-scale artworks, including the piece that collapsed his marriage. With commentary from Dennis Hopper and George Herms, the film reveals how Foulkes’s obsessive vision and work ethic preserved his integrity at all costs, yet ultimately resulted in late-career art world recognition.

Lisa Freiman

Lisa Freiman
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Lisa Freiman is regarded as one of the most inventive contemporary art curators in the U.S. She is inaugural director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art, and was formerly senior curator at Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). At IMA, she conceived of 100 Acres—a sculpture park emphasizing experimentation, place-making, and public engagement. Freiman also served as the commissioner for the United States Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennale, which presented site-responsive work by Allora & Calzadilla.

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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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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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.

Wendy White

Wendy White
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:30

VAS Social Hour - 6:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wendy White is critically hailed for work that expands the parameters of painting through the use of multiple canvases, sculptural additions, and site-specific installation. Frequently inspired by the visual cacophony of her neighborhood of Chinatown in New York City, her works contain dense accumulations of natural and synthetic materials, atmospheric color, digital and analogue marks, and fragments of text.

Basil Twist

Basil Twist
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:30
VAS Social Hour - 6:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:30

San Francisco–native Basil Twist has established himself, over a 20-year career, as one of the foremost puppeteers in the United States. His productions have toured the world and new projects have been commissioned by Lincoln Center, New York; Japan Society, New York; and Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina. Twist is renowned for having advanced new techniques and genres of performance that bring puppeteering into the realms of contemporary theater and visual art. Through both technical innovation and poetic force, his works conjure iconic worlds on the stage.

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