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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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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.

Wrong's What I Do Best

Wrong's What I Do Best
Thu, 04/24/2014 - Sat, 07/26/2014
Opening Reception » Saturday, April 26 | 7–10 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:00

Working against both correctness and failure, Wrong’s What I Do Best revels in repeated derailments to present the work of artists who prod the edges of our world. 

Lecture » Irene Cheng

Lecture » Irene Cheng
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:30

Irene Cheng is an architectural historian, critic, and designer. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, cultural history, politics, and the history of science. Her current project, entitled “The Shape of Utopia: Architectures of Radical Reform in Nineteenth-Century America,” explores the geometry of architectural projects affiliated with anarchist, socialist, abolitionist, free love, spiritualist, and other radical antebellum movements.

Screening and Conversation » Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community

Screening and Conversation » Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:30

Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community, a documentary by Carmen Goodyear and Laurie York

Released in June 2012, Women on the Land highlights an extraordinary community of women on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California from the late 1960s to 2012.

Artist Lecture » Francis Cape

Artist Lecture » Francis Cape
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:37

Artist Francis Cape will present a lecture addressing American communalism in the context of his current Walter and McBean Galleries installation Utopian Benches. A brief Q&A will follow the talk.

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