Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Kori Newkirk

Kori Newkirk
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 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, 11/11/2013 - 19:30

Kori Newkirk transforms ordinary objects, such as tin cans and shopping carts, into elegant sculptural installations and mixed-media works. Through a cross-disciplinary practice driven by encounters in the everyday, Newkirk reveals the aesthetic nuance, formal possibilities, and theoretical potential of material arrangements.

Mohau Modisakeng + Nandipha Mntambo

Mohau Modisakeng + Nandipha Mntambo
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 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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Wed, 11/06/2013 - 21:00

In each of their interdisciplinary practices, South African artists Nandipha Mntambo and Mohau Modisakeng engage questions raised in postcolonial Africa. Both work in a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, performance, video, and photography, frequently using natural elements such as animal skins for their symbolic qualities. Mntambo explores the female body, challenging and subverting preconceptions of its representation. Modisakeng questions the complex, violent histories of ritual and spirituality in South Africa.

Keltie Ferris

Keltie Ferris
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 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, 11/04/2013 - 22:00

Christian Jankowski

Christian Jankowski
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 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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Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:00

With a trickster’s wit, Christian Jankowski creates projects that blur the lines between art, conventional media, and life. Through his projects in video, film, and installation, he implicates unsuspecting collaborators—TV fortune-tellers, hula-hoopers, televangelists—into his comedic disruptions of daily life. Jankowski’s works muse on notions of truth and labor and the effort required to create a transformative work of art.

Anoka Faruqee

Anoka Faruqee
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 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, 10/21/2013 - 21:00

Anoka Faruqee creates psychedelic, optical paintings that engage the limits and sensory subjectivity of visual perception. Her illusory and hypnotic works fuse intricate patterns with charged juxtapositions of color to create moiré patterns and other visual effects. The paintings prompt the viewer to engage the chromatic and experiential properties of paint.

Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 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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Thu, 10/17/2013 - 21:00

Paul Laffoley’s beautifully intricate, highly coded paintings engage conceptual realms of spirituality, dimensionality, time travel, and the origins and future of humankind. Laffoley’s background in classics, philosophy, and architecture—as well as his longstanding interest in Eastern thought—informs his theoretical and obsessively researched diagrammatic works. Conceived of as “structured singularities,” Laffoley never works in series, but rather approaches each project freshly and individually.

Jaimie Warren + Whoop Dee Doo

Jaimie Warren + Whoop Dee Doo
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 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, 10/14/2013 - 21:00

Jaimie Warren’s newest works recreate Photoshopped collages created by anonymous users found on the Internet. The images pair art historical references with pop-culture icons, and dive into ever-shifting hierarchies of celebrity culture, race, and gender. Warren is also co-founder, with Matt Roche, of Whoop Dee Doo—a nonprofit faux public access television show inspired by Soul Train, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, the Carol Burnett Show, and Double Dare.

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.

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