Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 19:30
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VAS SOCIAL HOUR: SFAI Café » 6:30–7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 09/30/2013 - 21:00

Andy Bichlbaum

Andy Bichlbaum
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 19:30
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VAS SOCIAL HOUR: SFAI Café » 6:30–7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 21:00

Andy Bichlbaum is co-founder of The Yes Men—a quasi-organization that sheds light on institutional cover-ups and exposes high-level corruption by hijacking the media and infiltrating corporate communication streams. The Yes Men publically reveal the misdeeds, abusive policies, and generally bad behavior of their targets, which have included corporations, government agencies, lobbying groups, and news outlets.

Linda Besemer

Linda Besemer
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:30
Free and open to the public. Advance registration recommended.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:02

Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow Linda Besemer talks about exploring the plasticity and physicality of painting.

Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 19:30
Free and open to the public. Advance registration recommended.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 21:30

Artist and SFAI Visiting Fellow Chris Johanson talks about his work exploring the quandary that is the modern human condition, traversing the age of consumerism, and other perilous psychological phenomena such as self-help, psychotherapy, and cult spirituality.

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 19:30
Free and open to the public. Advance registration recommended.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 21:30

Celebrated sculptor, installation artist, and painter, Tom Sachs discusses his innovative renaming, examination, and questioning of icons of capitalist culture and systems of daily life.

Carolina Caycedo: WE HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS

Carolina Caycedo: WE HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 18:00
Free and Open to the Public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 12/10/2012 - 23:55

Artist Carolina Caycedo invites us to explore the inner and outer spaces of our bodies, our neighbors, and our locales in a series of performances organized by the SFMOMA. SFAI hosts Caycedo's telescopic exploration of the landmarks and limits from the rooftop amphitheater of its Chestnut Street Campus.

Film Screening: Urs Fischer Documentary

Film Screening: Urs Fischer Documentary
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 19:30 - 21:00
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 21:30

Directed by Iwan Schumacher, this 90-minute documentary on artist Urs Fischer is structured around an approaching pinnacle of the artist’s career: a one-man exhibition at the New Museum, New York, in 2009.

Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:27

Carolee Schneemann discusses her work—which spans performance, video, installation, photography, text, and painting—and the role its played in transforming discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender.

Paul Sietsema

Paul Sietsema
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 19:38

In this lecture, SFAI fellow Paul Sietsema talks about his layered, self-reflective drawing, sculpture, and film work exploring society’s understanding of culture and history.

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:30

As part of both the VAS lecture series and Temporary Structures exhibition, film and video artist Michael Robinson will discuss his work exploring the joys and dangers of mediated experience. 

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