Walter and McBean Galleries

Opening Reception: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth

Opening Reception: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:00

All are welcome to a free public reception for the opening of Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth.

This exhibition by internationally recognized, Venezuelan-born artist Javier Téllez explores psychiatric confinement, surveillance architecture, and the game of chess as strategically interrelated systems. The exhibition’s two major works, Dürer’s Rhinoceros (2010), and Chess (2014), dislocate perception through reenactments of delirium. More information is available here.

Javier Téllez: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth

Javier Téllez: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth
Tue, 09/09/2014 - Sat, 12/13/2014

Artist Talk » Tuesday, September 9, 7:30 pm

Opening Reception » Thursday, September 11, 7–9 pm

Screening » Thursday, November 20, 7:30 pm
Titicut Follies (1967), directed by Frederick Wiseman
Les maîtres fous (The Mad Masters) (1955), directed by Jean Rouch
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:59

Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth explores psychiatric confinement, surveillance architecture, and the game of chess as strategically interrelated systems. The exhibition’s two major works, Dürer’s Rhinoceros (2010), and Chess (2014), dislocate perception through reenactments of delirium.

Venezuelan-born artist Javier Téllez staged his film Dürer’s Rhinoceros within the panopticon of Hospital Miguel Bombarda in Lisbon, and collaborated with psychiatric outpatients who form the film’s cast. Following Jeremy Bentham’s original architectural plans for a panoptic institution, the prison housed the criminally insane, and operated continuously from 1896 until its conversion in 2000 into a museum.

Performance + Summer Beer Garden » Matmos and Special Guests

Performance + Summer Beer Garden » Matmos and Special Guests
Sat, 06/28/2014
6 pm » Beer Garden (free admission)
8 pm » Performance (tickets required)
Free admission for SFAI students | $10 public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:59

Matmos is M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, aided and abetted by many others. Internationally known for densely allusive and emotive compositions, their work is equal parts musique concrète, electronic pop music, and inventive sound art.

Wrong's What I Do Best » Closing Reception

Wrong's What I Do Best » Closing Reception
Thu, 07/24/2014
6 pm » Beer Garden | 8 pm » Screening
Free admission
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:35

Join SFAI for the closing celebration of Wrong’s What I Do Best featuring a beer garden hosted by Fort Point Beer Company and a special outdoor screening of the 1983 drama Tender Mercies.

Wrong's What I Do Best » Opening Reception

Wrong's What I Do Best » Opening Reception
Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:00 - 22:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:29

Curated by Hesse McGraw and Aaron Spangler

Conversation » Dr. Randy Auxier

Conversation » Dr. Randy Auxier
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:30

Dr. Randy Auxier, a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, will discuss the work of American philosopher Josiah Royce, focusing on Royce’s philosophy of community in the context of the North American utopian movements of the 19th century.

Conversation » Jeff Ray

Conversation » Jeff Ray
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 19:30

Jeff Ray has been a member of the Rainbow Grocery Cooperative for nearly 25 years, and he played a pivotal role in transforming the Adobe Bookshop into a cooperatively owned business last year. A musician and visual artist, as well as a community organizer, he has dedicated his career to fostering cooperative models and community. Occurring on the benches, the workshop will encourage the idea that any group of people working towards a collective goals—utopian, academic, religious, or other—must constantly its aims and place a strong emphasis on thoughtful and respectful communication. 

Outdoor Film Screening » Rock My Religion

Outdoor Film Screening » Rock My Religion
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:00 - 21:00

6–9 pm » Utopian Benches Closing Reception | 7:30 pm » Film Screening
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:30

Join SFAI and the Walter and McBean Galleries in celebrating the closing of Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, including a special outdoor screening of the film by artist Dan Graham that is equal parts conceptual art collage, music video, and religious revival.

Conversation » Magic Collective

Conversation » Magic Collective
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:30

Magic—a community founded in 1972 by David Schrom in Palo Alto, California—serves as both a laboratory for and demonstration of cooperative living based on valuescience, the application of the scientific methods and principles of questions of value. Magic operates diverse public service programs promoting personal health and awareness, cooperative social action, and environmental stewardship. Magicians have taught valuescience at Stanford for 35 years, most recently through the Psychiatry Department at the School of Medicine.

Conversation » Billy X. Jennings

Conversation » Billy X. Jennings
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:00

Billy X. Jennings joined the Black Panther Party in 1960 and was active in Oakland for many years, working alongside prominent figures such as Dr. Huey P. Newton. He was an honor guard at George Jackson’s funeral in 1971, and a dedicated participant in the anti-war movement against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

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