Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Nato Thompson

Nato Thompson
Mon, 04/02/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 11:04

In this talk, curator Nato Thompson pulls from his recently published book, Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Age of Cultural Production (Melville House, 2012), to discuss the work of some of the most interesting artists and activists working today. 

Jim Isermann

Jim Isermann
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 03/29/2012

Jim Isermann's artistic output chronicles the conflation of post-war industrial design and fine art through popular culture.

Radhika Subramaniam in conversation with Benjamin Grant

Radhika Subramaniam in conversation with Benjamin Grant
Mon, 03/26/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 10:55

Radhika Subramaniam is the Director and Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design.

R.H. Quaytman

R.H. Quaytman
Mon, 03/19/2012 - 19:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 10:46

Over the last decade Quaytman’s practice has encompassed various roles, including artist, writer, and curator.

Dora García

Dora García
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 10:38

The central motif of renowned Spanish artist Dora García's work is the analysis of the paradigms and conventions of art. She often uses texts and stories as a basis for scenarios that, while witty and entertaining, raise complex ethical and moral questions.

Nina Katchadourian in conversation with Charles Desmarais

Nina Katchadourian in conversation with Charles Desmarais
Wed, 02/08/2012 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 02/08/2012 - 22:00

Nina Katchadourian's work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video, and sound, and often involves whimsical insertions into everyday scenarios, interacting with nature or maps.

The Forgotten Space

The Forgotten Space
Wed, 01/25/2012 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 01/26/2012 - 06:00

Introduced by Allan Sekula, The Forgotten Space is an essayistic documentary that follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains, and trucks, introducing us to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system.

Allan Sekula and Bruno Serralongue in conversation

Allan Sekula and Bruno Serralongue in conversation
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 12/01/2011

Allan Sekula is a photographer and writer whose works make critical contributions to questions of social reality and globalization. French artist Bruno Serralongue employs the techniques of photojournalism to expose the conditions of contemporary humanity. 

Franklin Sirmans

Franklin Sirmans
Mon, 11/21/2011 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 11/22/2011

Franklin Sirmans is the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection in Houston, TX.

Maria Nordman

Maria Nordman
Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 23:59

Maria Nordman began working on city streets, in neighborhoods, and in public parks beginning in 1967. Her work, which emphasizes site and time specificity, has taken many forms, including musical interventions, interperformances, architectural construction, and language.

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