I gotta say, I approve of quiet groups who actually do things. You know, LESS YAMMER, MORE HAMMER
Posts Tagged ‘artist’
Here’s a Clue About How Uber / Uber-X was Evil Going Back Two Years Ago – Marketing on Market StreetWednesday, December 10th, 2014
Here’s why I’m not an employee of the Uber:
Cause like every day I’d be saying, “Can we do that? I don’t think we can do that. Can we say that? I don’t think we can say that.”
I’d be a big Captain Bringdown / Jiminy Cricket.
Like here, a couple years back, on Market. I passed by this scene and so then I contacted the Uber people by email on my cell…
…and I was all, “Can you do that? I don’t think you can do that.”
Why? Because it’s a chalk ad on a Frisco sidewalk and that aint kosher.
I mean, I didn’t know for sure, maybe somebody had approved this and the Uber people had permits, who knows. I was simply “issue-spotting,” as they say.
So then, a half-hour later, the Uberers had these ads hastily obliterated, more or less, as best they could.
As seen from under the freeway:
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“JACK OFF 16TH STREET” – Performance Artist Chicken John Rinaldi to Protest at the Jack Spade Site This Friday NightThursday, October 10th, 2013
All the deets:
For immediate “release”
Chicken John and friends to “JACK OFF” 16th Street!
San Francisco, CA – To demonstrate their objection to chain stores like Jack Spade trying to take root in the Mission, San Francisco showman Chicken John Rinaldi and a collection of friends and followers are planning to “JACK OFF” in front of the chain store’s proposed location this Friday night.
“We promise to jack off until we fill the streets with semen!” Chicken John said, about what may be the world’s largest masturbatory action to end gentrification. Participants are willing to risk indecent exposure to support the principle of a Mission district without chain stores.
According to Rinaldi, an ocean of male semen could help wash away the sin of gentrification once and for all.
“We, the people of the Mission District demand that Jack Spade pull out of their venture to open on 16th street. They are not wanted here. We are ready and willing to go to extreme lengths to soil their brand,” he said.
JACK OFF 16TH STREET will take place Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., in front of 3166 16th Street.
“If people did research into the scandal … the woman is the culprit.”
That bon mon came from so-called “girl-power” girl jennifer Siebel back in the day.
But it applies these days too, ’cause UberX sent a woman to sullie our sidewalks with unpermitted advertising art just yesterday.
As seen on Market betwixt 2nd and 3rd:
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Now is this kind of thing a scandal? Well it sure was when Microsoft did it Down Mission Way back in 2010. Ah, memories.
Anyway, this is how it looked, les mise en scene:
And then, poof, this corporate ad got erased with a quickness after the Uber managed to figure things out, one supposes.
Oh corporate overlords, when will you learn?
First up is the origami paper-crane pop-up graffiti bombing of the McAllister wall.
Here’s how it’s holding up, last night…
…and the day before:
It’s persevering, huh?
Next up is the closing of the Big Show, check it:
CLOSING THIS SUNDAY
Just as this exhibition has touched upon the fleeting nature of life, it too must come to an end. An expansive exploration of spirituality, cosmic order, and the afterlife, it’s a provocative presentation of both contemporary art and older objects from our collection. The result is a one-of-a-kind journey transcending time and place. Phantoms will go out with a bang: everyone can see it for FREE this Sunday, as part of our Target First Free Sunday.”
I’d recommend showing up early or late on Sept 2, 2012. Feel free to practice your Gangnam Style while waiting in line. Speaking of which, don’t forget about:
Sunday, September 23
11 am–4 pm
All the deets on that after the jump.
OMG, the Giant “Kinetic Red Lotus” Just Arrived at Civic Center – “Phantoms of Asia” Will Open Soon at Our Asian Art MuseumSaturday, May 12th, 2012
The Asian Art Museum Blog has the news about the big new piece that’s just been installed in Civic Center. It’s all a part of Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, which starts May 18th, 2012 at the Asian Art Museum.
Here’s the video of them installing it yesterday afternoon:
And here’s what it looked like yesterday evening:
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The HuffPo has the story:
“Timed to coincide with the Asian Art Museum‘s Phantoms of Asia exhibition, Civic Center Plaza will soon play host to Korean artist Choi Jeon Hwa’s Breathing Flower sculpture–a 24-foot tall, bright red recreation of a lotus flower with motorized petals set up to open and close throughout the course of the day.
A curatorial statement from the Asian Art Museum details some of the meaning behind the work:
“Looking closely at this large lotus by artist Choi Jeong Hwa one notices that it appears to be full of life, its petals slowly inhaling and exhaling. This is typical of the work of Choi, who takes pleasure in giving new life and meaning to otherwise inanimate and disregarded materials. Long a familiar flower in Asia and associated with both Hindu and Buddhist mythology, the lotus is remarkable for its ability to emerge from murky waters and mud, and blossom into an elegant flower. Choi created his lotus from everyday materials that, unlike a real lotus, will never disintegrate and die, and ultimately urge the viewer to meditate on the beauty and fragility of the natural world around us.”