Ann Hamilton will be in conversation with Susan Meiselas at the New York Public Library tonight, May 23, from 7-9pm at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees Room located at 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave) in New York City. Tickets are $40. For all the details, click here.
Mildred Howard received the Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award at San Francisco Art Institute. This award is given to individuals who have made inspiring contributions to the visual arts.
Tate Etc Magazine features an article by Michelle Kuo about Lynn Hershman Leeson. Read the article here.
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies is now open at the House of Electronic Arts (HeK), Basel, Switzerland. This is her first solo exhibition in Switzerland and features several current works that take on the themes of biological progress, developments in artificial intelligence, and scientific research on antibodies. On view through August 5, 2018.
Enrique Chagoya Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières opens April 27 at George Adams Gallery in New York City. Read more and see images here.
Veronica De Jesus and Enrique Chagoya are included in Culture Catalyst, opening April 27 from 6-8pm in the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Main Gallery.
John Zurier is featured in Art in America in an interview titled, “Ambiguity as Strength: A Conversation with John Zurier” by Jason Stopa. Read the interview here.
Anne Appleby is featured in Episode 336 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast: “French parks & gardens, Anne Appleby.” Listen on SoundCloud.
A Lynn Hershman Leeson solo presentation opens today, April 20, at Walburger Wouters in Brussels, Belgium. On view through June 17.
Enrique Chagoya and Rupert García will engage in a public conversation about their approaches to making politically driven artwork and more at BAMPFA on Friday, April 20 at 6pm. Read more details here.
Veronica DeJesus will host two workshops in partnership with Reimagine End of Life in San Francisco. Veronica will lead participants through the creation of drawings that serve as eulogies to people who have died. The drawings will also be exhibited. People Are A Light To Love Art Workshops and Artist Talk April 20 at Mission Cultural Center and April 21 at Senior Center at the Aquatic Park.
Equation of Time: An Evening with Ala Ebtekar took place at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art on April 14. The event included a conversation between curator, Amy Owen, and the artist, followed by the presentation of an original composition inspired by Ebtekar’s work composed and performed by pianist, Nima Hafezieh.
The work of Mildred Howard is on view at the Roll Up Project in Oakland, CA through May 17. Roll Up Project is a window gallery located in Jack London Square.
Two screenings of four of Nathaniel Dorsky’s films are planned for the San Francisco International Film Festival: Friday, April 6 at 6pm at SFMOMA and Friday, April 15th at 5:45pm at BAMPFA. Nathaniel will be presented with the “Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award,” honoring a filmmaker whose main body of work falls outside the realm of narrative feature filmmaking. There will be on-stage discussion with Nathanial to complement the screenings.
Canan Tolan: Where Were We, Canan’s recent solo exhibition here at the gallery, was reviewed on Art Practical. Read the full review here.
Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves now on view at Beta Main in LA was reviewed on Art Practical. Read the review here.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently announced its 2018 Award Winners including Jim Melchert and Annabeth Rosen. Jim Melchert was one five recipients of the Arts and Letters Award in Art as well as a Purchase Award. Annabeth Rosen was selected for the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award in Art. Read more here.
Catherine Wagner’s exhibition, Near Abstraction, at Gallery Luisotti was reviewed in the LA Times. Read the review here.
Frances Stark will give a lecture on March 27th Carnegie Mellon University as part of The School of Art’s Lecture Series.
Mildred Howard and Judith Linhares are featured in Face Forward: Self-Image & Self-Worth, an exhibition that addresses issues of identity, race, gender, status, and societal values at the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA. The opening reception is Saturday, March 24 from 4-6pm and the exhibition is on view through May 19, 2018.
In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, Rigo 23 and writer/public scholar Christian L. Frock will be in conversation on Sunday, March 25 at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. For more information and tickets, click here.
Colter Jacobsen will be part of a conversation with fellow Artwork for Bedrooms artists Sarah Cain and Sahar Khoury and co–curator Maddie Klett on Friday, March 23. The event will take place at the McRoskey Mattress Company at 7pm (doors at 6:30) located at 1687 Market Street in San Francisco.
Lynn Hershman Leeson gives two lectures March 21, 2018 in the Bay: BAMPFA in Berkeley at 12pm and at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco at 7:30. The lecture at the Legion also includes a screening. For more information click here and here.
We Sit Together the Mountain and Me: Exploring the beauty and majesty of central Montana, a solo exhibition of works by Anne Appleby is now open at the Tacoma Art Museum through June 3, 2018.
J. John Priola gave a lecture at San Jose State University on March 17. The lecture, titled “Form & Idea,” presented an overview of his work, focusing on the process moving in and out of the studio, while building form and idea.
3 Friends: Hudson Stuppin Shaw an exhibition of the work of Northern California artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin, and Richard Shaw is on view at Museums of Sonoma Country in Santa Rosa, CA through April 15. The show explores the work of these three friends, colleagues, and sometime conspirators.
Veronica DeJesus and Colter Jacobsen are featured in Artwork for Bedrooms opening Thursday, March 14 at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. The opening reception is from 6:30-8:30pm and the show runs through May 12, 2018. Curated by California College of the Arts 2018 class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, the exhibition tells the story of eight artists living and working in San Francisco during the years 2000–2008, a period that until now has been framed by the Mission School.
Tongue-Cut Sparrows, an exhibition by James Drake, opened on March 10th at the Blanton Museum of Art in Auston, TX. Drake worked with the female partners of prisoners in an El Paso jail who had invented their own sign language for communicating with their loved ones from the street outside. The multi-channel video piece is on view through May 20, 2018.
Nathaniel Dorsky will screen eight films today and tomorrow at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, Mexico: 6:30pm on Friday, March 9th and 11am on Saturday, March 10th. These shows are to celebrate the launching of a Spanish translation edition of Devotional Cinema specifically for a Mexican audience.
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Transgressing One (Self) is now open at Showroom in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Prins Hendrikkade 132-HS,1011 AR Amsterdam through March 31, 2018 . This will be Lynn’s first solo show in Amsterdam. Lynn will also give an artist talk on Sunday, March 11 from 4-6pm at Framer Framed located at IJpromenade 2 1031 KT in Amsterdam.
Jim Melchert and Annabeth Rosen are among the 35 nominees for the 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Art and Purchase Awards. An exhibition of the nominees’ work opens March 8 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. The exhibition runs through April 8, 2018. The recipients of the Academy’s 2018 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
Katherine Sherwood: The Interior of the Yelling Clinic is now on view at Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition is on view until April 28th. The exhibition explores Sherwood’s personal narrative within the context of important art historical genres.
Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves is now on view through May 13 at The Main Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition features works that emphasize the artist’s longtime advocacy for social and political change, specifically calling attention to the incarceration of political prisoners and political organizing in support of indigenous communities in the United States. Read a review by the Los Angeles Magazine here.
Ala Ebtekar is featured in the show Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition at the Katonah Museum of Art, on view through June 17. The exhibition presents a focused look at a group of artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work engages the diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition to explore religion, culture, and socio-political issues today.
Lynn Hershman Leeson received The College Art Association’s Distinguished Feminist Award for visual artists (February 21) and Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award (February 24).
Enrique Chagoya is among the participating artist in A Conversation on Race and Identity, now open at LH Horton Jr Gallery/Delta Center for the Arts at San Joaquin Delta College. Through March 16, 2018.
Annabeth Rosen is part of Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, on view through July 29, 2018.
The David Ireland House is now part of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program of The National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today is open at the ICA in Boston. The exhibition features the work of Lynn Hershman Leeson and Frances Stark. On view through May 20.
CAPTURE and FLOW: The Art of Leo Bersamina is now open at San Marco Gallery/Alemany Library at Dominican University of California. Through March 16.
Paul Kos, Kinetic Landscape(s), recently opened at Galerie Vallois in Paris, France. The exhibition includes kinetic sculptures and video installations as well as photographs and drawings. On view through March 3, 2018.
Enrique Chagoya: Aliens Sans Frontières is now open at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Gallery at SUNY Fredonia in Fredonia, NY. The exhibition is on view through February 25.
Rigo 23 and Ala Ebtekar are featured artists in Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times (Part I) at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. The opening reception is Saturday, January 27 from 4-6pm. The show runs through May 27, 2018.
Bull.Miletic’sZOOM Blue Dot (1990-2018) opens at Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Arts in Trondheim, Norway on March 22 and runs through April 15, 2018. Visit the website for details here.
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Tubal Invasion and Shutter was selected as one of six outstanding artworks at the UNTITLED San Francisco Art Fair by Artspace. Read about the work and see the complete list here.
Rigo 23’s Autonomous Intergalactic Space Program which is part of the exhibition, Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at UCR ARTSBLOCK, was included in Art Forum’s Critics’ Picks. Read more here. The exhibition is on view through February 4.
Gay Outlaw: Ozone was selected as one of 2017’s best exhibitions in The Bay Area by Square Cylinder. See the complete list here.
Way Bay, now open at BAMPFA and on view through June 3, 2018, showcases the “creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past three centuries with a sweeping array of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials.” A grand total of 18 current and 5 associate Anglim Gilbert Gallery artists are featured in the exhibition including:
Current: Jess, Jim Melchert, Catherine Wagner, Travis Collinson, Nayland Blake, Martin Wong, Joan Brown, George Herms, Tom Marioni, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Conner, David Ireland, Katherine Sherwood, David Huffman, Terry Fox, Robert Bechtle, and Clare Rojas.
Associate: Al Wong, Hassel Smith, Harry Jacobus, Jay DeFeo, and Wally Hedrick.
Read more about the exhibition here.
Gay Outlaw is among 11 artists included in The Ripple Effect, an exhibition about Jay DeFeo. The exhibition, curated by Frank Gautherot and Seungduk Kim, takes place at Le Consortium in Dijon, France and runs February 2–May 20, 2018.
Enrique Chagoya’s painting The Governor’s Nightmare (1994) is included in the Art in America review of How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney on view in Los Angeles at MAK Center and Luckman Fine Arts Complex.
Mildred Howard is one of two artists selected to receive the 2017 Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists. The grant supports artists wishing to experiment with the breadth of their techniques, mediums, or disciplines. Read more here.
Lynn Hershman Leeson was recently featured in Cultured Magazine, ahead of her new exhibition, VertiGhost. This newly commissioned work will be on view at The Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, from December 16, 2017 – March 25, 2018. Article by Sarah Thornton.
The Speed Art Museum presents Bruce Conner: FOREVER AND EVER, an exhibition of films and prints by Bruce Conner (1933–2008). This exhibition was organized to celebrate a recent gift from the Conner Family Trust of twenty-one lithographs to the Speed Art Museum. These prints reveal an intricate and obsessive practice that crossed over into Conner’s drawings and films from the same period. The exhibition is on view through March 2, 2018.
Jean Conner is featured in a group show of four Bay Area artists at Karma Gallery in New York along with Wally Hedrick, Sarah Remington and Franklin Williams. The show opens Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 5-8pm and runs through December 22, 2017.
Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie is now on view at the Denver Art Museum through July 8, 2018. A public lecture will be given at the museum on November 29, 2017.
Anglim Gilbert Gallery will present the short documentary, The Air You Breath by Mitch Temple, in the Atrium at Minnesota Street Project on Thursday, November 9 at 7pm. A poetry reading with friends of Bill Berkson and Veronica DeJesus will also take place.
John Zurier’s show Stars Without Distance at Peter Blum Gallery will be the subject of Artcritical’s Review Panel on November 13, 2017. The discussion will take place at the Brooklyn Public Library from 7-9pm with Siri Hustvedt, Jason Stopa, Lilly Wei and moderated by David Cohen. The audio will be archived on Artcritical’s website.
John Beech has a solo exhibition Silent Articles at Daniel Marzona in Berlin. It is on view through January 6, 2017.
Judith Linhares will be the Visiting Artist at the Vermont Studio Center on February 12, 2018. She will give a public talk from 8-9pm.
Judith Linhares is to receive the Artists’ Legacy Foundation 2017 Artist Award on October 21, 2017.
Mildred Howard is part of the group show, Dimensions of Black, featuring her installation Madame Walker. The exhibition is at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, on view through December 28, 2017.
John Zurier will give a talk at The Painting Salon during their ticketed fundraiser on October 27. Elizabeth Russell will also give a talk. Temescal Creek Cohousing Meeting House.
Bull.Miletic are featured artists at Vision + Light: Converging Senses, October 28 & 29, Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley. Zoom Blue Dot (1990-2017) includes 4 prints and a two channel video of work-in-progress they have been developing in partnership with different microscopy laboratories across the campus.
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s works are included in Being Modern: MoMa in Paris, a selection of 200 works tracing MoMA’s history of collecting. The exhibition, on view through March 5, 2018, is at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France.
Tom Marioni at 80 is currently on view at Crown Point Press in San Francisco, CA. The exhibition explores Marioni’s contribution to conceptual art through his use of social actions as art. Through October 31, 2017
Pamela Wilson-Ryckman and Catherine Wagner are both included in a group exhibition at San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery titled Recollected: Photography and the Archive. On view through November 16, 2017.
Dean Smith’s 2003 drawing “focusing” is on view at the Albright Knox Gallery in the group exhibition Drawing: The Beginning of Everything. On view through October 15, 2017.
di Rosa extended the closing date of their exhibition Based on a True Story: Highlights from the di Rosa Collection to October 15, 2017. You still have time to see your favorite AGG artists before it’s too late!
Enrique Chagoya will be a featured artist in How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney. This exhibition is a collaboration between MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House and Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA for this year’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. On view September 9, 2017 – January 14, 2018.
Bull.Miletic have been selected as Artists-in-Residence of the inaugural Art+Science in Residence Program at UC Berkeley beginning Fall 2017. This is a partnership program between the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society and the Arts Research Center, which will host artists interested in interdisciplinary art, science and technological dialogue to collaborate and develop new working methods and research techniques.
Congratulations to Enrique Chagoya for receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the SFAi at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony!
Bull.Miletic will be included in “You Gotta Say Yes to Another Access” curated by Jan Kaila and Henk Slager in the Research Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. On view until July 2, 2017 at the Sala del Camino, Giudecca, Venice, Italy.
Jacob Hashimoto‘s large-scale installation will be featured at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Finland from June 9 – September 24, 2017. He has also been invited back to the 57th Venice Biennale by Studio la Città Gallery to stage a site-specific installation in the Palazzo Flangini with Emil Lukas titled “The End of Utopia” (on view until July 30, 2017).
Clare Rojas will be in a collaborative exhibition with Barry McGee at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan opening June 2017.
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Tania Libre” film is being shown at MoMA through May 24, 2017.
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s documentary centers around the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, who was repeatedly questioned and placed under house arrest by the Cuban government for staging a “treasonous” art performance in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution in late 2014, following the US’ and Cuba’s public commitments to renew diplomatic ties. This film successfully premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year.
Eleanor Coppola’s feature film Paris Can Wait was released on May 12th, 2017 for US screenings!
Eleanor Coppola is an Emmy Award®-winning writer/director and producer. Coppola’s films includes the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse which chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of Apocalypse Now. Her other work includes books, and costume design for ODC/Dance in San Francisco. Paris Can Wait is her first fiction film.
Organic Logic: Jim Melchert, John Roloff, Stephanie Syjuco
Join 500 Capp Street Foundation at the Garage for a conversation between artists Jim Melchert, John Roloff, and Stephanie Syjuco on expanded definitions of ceramics. They will share their perspectives on intersections between ceramics, site, performance, and audience participation in the Bay Area. Thursday, February 16, 2017. Doors at 7 p.m. Enjoy the House and the Garage before the talk at 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Limited capacity, advance tickets required.
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Great exhibition with Carrie Mae Weems, David Huffman and many others on black power in Art at the Oakland Museum of California: All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50
October 8, 2016–February 26, 2017
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Un Encuentro con la Palabra / A Meeting with the Word
Rigo 23 will give a performance and poetry reading, as part of a parallel programmation of Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program, on February 18 at 3 PM, in the Atrium of Minnesota Street Project. Click here to download a press release.
Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Rigo 23 and artisans and cultural activists from Chiapas, Mexico. Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is organized around the theme “Another World, Another Path,” articulated by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) at the First Global Festival of Dignified Rage in 2009.
Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to host Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program, an exhibition of works by Rigo 23 in cooperation with artisans of Chiapas, Mexico. The exhibition will take place at Anglim Gilbert Gallery’s location at Minnesota Street Project, a new arts venue in the ‘Dogpatch’ arts district of San Francisco.
Congratulations to Xiaoze Xie, for receiving an Academic Award in Painting in “HISTORICODE: Scarcity & Supply/The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival” at the Baijia Lake Museum in Nanjing.
On view through February 12, 2017
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Ann Hamilton has been announced as a visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017.
Mildred Howard – Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women
December 2nd to February 18th
Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street | Alexandria, LA
Paul Kos – Sympathetic Vibrations
Video Data Bank is proud to launch Sympathetic Vibrations: The Videoworks of Paul Kos. This two-disc box set features 25 video works and a 50-page monograph containing specially commissioned essays that expand upon Kos’ five-decade long practice by art scholar Constance Lewallen and SFMOMA’s Curator of Media Arts Rudolf Frieling. More info
Tony Oursler – in Artforum, Dec 2016
Congratulations to Frances Stark, who has been named one of the selected artists for the 2017 Whitney Biennial!
March 17 – June 11, 2017
Congratulations to Annabeth Rosen and Lynn Hershman Leeson on being awarded United States Artists Fellowships!
USA’s 2016 Fellows were selected from over 500 artists nominated by their peers, and chosen by panels of experts in each of those disciplines: Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, and Visual Arts.
Lynn Hershman Leeson – Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016
Whitney Museum, New York City, USA
October 28, 2016 – February 5, 2017
Lynn Hershman Leeson – Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945 – 1965
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
October 14 – March 26, 2017
Mildred Howard – Between The World and Me: African American Artists Respond to Ta-Nehisi Coates=
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon
September 3 – March 5, 2017
Gay Outlaw – Mutable Object
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, USA
September 30, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Tony Oursler – Imponderable
MoMA, New York, USA
June 18, 2016 – January 08, 2017
Terry Fox – Elementar Gestures
Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
September 11, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Welcome back to our neighbors at SFMOMA!
Anglim Gilbert Gallery’s 2nd gallery location is now open at the Minnesota Street Project.