Diego Rivera Gallery
Everything Out There: Bay Area’s First Triennial Now
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 16, 5 - 7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
About the Student Exhibition
Over the last academic year, a group of seven visual scholars from SFAI’s Masters Program, under the instruction of curator Betti-Sue Hertz, have been working within art exhibition history in order to conceptualize the Museum of Exhibition History (MoX) and its inaugural exhibition: Everything Out There: Bay Area’s First Triennial Now.
Although the museum is, at this point, a purely theoretical project, MoX is conceived as a curatorial collaboration that positions art exhibitions as major devices of social and cultural value, with their own logic and structure external to the art objects they contain. Through remounting internationally notable exhibitions from 1960 to the present, MoX invites its audience to access, experience and reexamine significant displays from the past. And though the museum has been a predominantly conceptual project, the coming exhibition, Everything Out There, exists as a real interpretation of the re-exhibition strategy that the Museum of Exhibition History proposes.
Everything Out There: Bay Area’s First Triennial Now is a re-mounting of the influential Bay Area Now exhibition, originally presented by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (then Center for the Arts) in June 1997 in San Francisco. Recognized as an exhibition that supports the Bay Area’s emerging talent, this model has proven successful in showcasing artistic movements within the San Francisco Bay Area. Now in its sixth ramification, its alumni are represented by galleries throughout San Francisco and internationally. Many of these artists also have strong links to Bay Area art institutions acting as faculty and visiting artists. This first exhibition, curated by Renny Pritikin, Arnold Kemp and René de Guzman, also had a significant connection to the establishment of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the San Francisco arts community. Everything Out There: Bay Area’s First Triennial Now will exhibit the original work from artists featured in BAN. The project will be presented to the public in two exhibitions: in the historic Diego Rivera Gallery at SFAI, and at the old San Francisco Mint in conjunction with SFAI’s MFA/MA Vernissage exhibition.
Carlos Montero Protzel
About the Diego Rivera Gallery Exhibitions
The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students. The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.
The Gallery is open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events