Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

Hipster Era Ends on June 3, 2010 at Cafe Royale – It’s the Hipster Apocalypse!

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Tenderblog brings news of the Hipster Apocalypse arts show at Cafe Royale (800 Post at Leavenworth) running ’til June 27th.

Drop by and you’ll get to see works from:

Mario Delgado, D Young V, Megan Wolfe, Albert Nguyen, Kevin Buckley, Teppei Ando, and Tamar Solomon

Don’t miss the opening reception on Thursday, June 3rd, from 8:00 PM  to Midnight. 

The manifesto:

“Ironically, although hipsters have existed in one form or another for decades, the hipster movement has become more mainstream, influencing the American status quo by supporting alternative art, music, and fashion. Like an epidemic of entitlement, the hipster condition has spread across America and over the seas to Japan and other countries susceptible to American culture. We see hipsters every day riding their fixed-gear bicycles on their way to studying film at local art schools. They drink the most expensive coffee and the cheapest beer. Imagine a world where alternative culture is pop culture; a world where Vampire Weekend plays the half time show at the Super Bowl instead of Bruce Springsteen; a world where stores selling used records and clothing are as large and as common as Walmart. The purpose of this show is to create awareness of the hipster way and the rise in demand for outrageous moustaches, vacuum sealed jeans, high-school sports tee shirts, and the over-consumption of Pabst Blue Ribbon.” 

That’s harsh. Harsh but fair.

“Café Royale is a neighborhood coffee & tea house and beer & wine bar offering a wide assortment of international beers, wines and distinctive sake and soju cocktails. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the Café supports the work of Bay Area artists throughout the month through visual arts exhibitions, music programs, art markets and events to benefit nonprofits.”

See you there!

Orchids Everywhere at the Asian Art Musuem – Tribute to Doris Duke Runs Through Sunday

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In between downpours yesterday, made it over to the Asian Art Museum where they were getting ready for Orchids: A Tribute to Doris Duke, starting today and running through Sunday, October 25, 2009.

Turns out that Doris Duke was heavy into orchids, she was “collector, cultivator, and preservationist” all in one. Plus, some of her pieces will be on display in the Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam & Burma, the new exhibit starting this Friday, October 23rd. So why not turn the AAM into a mini Conservatory of Flowers for a little while, huh?  

Orchids: A Tribute to Doris Duke
Tuesday, October 20 through Sunday, October 25
Main Lobby, North and South courts
FREE with museum admission

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“Orchids (Orchidaceae) are flowering plants commonly found in Southeast Asia and other tropical parts of the world. This is a botanic description of orchids, but for most of us orchids are the most exotic of plants with an enormous diversity of shape, size, color. Doris Duke, who collected many of the artworks presented in Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, was an avid orchid collector, cultivator, and preservationist. As an homage to Doris Duke and her passion for collecting, for the first time and for five days only, the museum will present a striking display of orchids. The display features arrangements by members of Ikebana International and Ikebana Teachers Federation, San Francisco Orchid Society, San Francisco Garden Club, Asian Art Museum Flower Committee, de Young Flower Committee; floral designers, orchid aficionados, and others.”

See you there!

Your Baldessari of the Day, #4: Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

 The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person), from the series A French Horn Player, A Square Blue Moon, and Other Subjects, 1994:

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John Baldessari promises, John Baldessari delivers.

This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

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Your Baldessari of the Day, #3: Stonehenge (With Two Persons)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Stonehenge (With Two Persons), times six: 

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Stonehenge (With Two Persons) Orange is an example of Baldessari’s technique of obscuring portions of photographic images with brightly colored dots. The use of singular, saturated color and their placement speak to Baldessari’s wit and ability to simultaneously mimic and criticize artistic practice.”

O.K. then.

This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #2: (Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s (Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe, 1988 - a billboard project for Edition Artelier, Graz, Austria. It’s huge.

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #1: Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. This show is called “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

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You like it?

And here’s tall, tall John Baldessari himself, on last month’s walk-through with aforementioned art patron Jordon Schnitzer himself:

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective Runs Through November 8 at the Legion of Honor

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Read all ab0ut John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Legion of Honor Museum right here at SFGate.com.

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He’s an American conceptual artist famous for his influential collage-like prints. A dominating figure, you could say.

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Let’s pass by fellow art lovers Seán Martinfield and John Buchanan

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…to get to the gallery. (You can read Seán’s take here, at the SFSentinel.)

What’s up with “Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Attempts)”? Why exactly 36 attempts?

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He had 36 shots in his roll of film, and he shows you his best dozen. Why not?

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More photos of last month’s opening to come….

You’ll have until late Autumn to drop by and see the exhibition.

See you there!

New at the de Young: Art and Power in the Central African Savanna

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Here’s another great exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park – it’s Art and Power in the Central African Savanna. Read all about it courtesy of Nancy Ewart, the San Francisco Examiner‘s S.F. Museum Examiner.

Check out this ugly customer. Well actually, it’s a mask for dancing, called a cihongo. Click to expand:

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And here are the people who helped to make this exhibit happen: Margaret Rinkevich, Bob Wall and Cleveland Museum of Art Curator of African Art Constantine Petredis, Ph.D.:

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Art and Power just opened. Look for it upstairs at the ‘zeum.

See you there!

San Francisco, March 2009––The de Young Museum presents Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, June 20 to October 11, 2009.  This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa.  Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve both religious and political purposes. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco director John Buchanan says, “This exhibition contains an extraordinary selection of rare works that will resonate dramatically with modern and contemporary tastes.  Additionally, it highlights the Museums’ renewed interest in art from Africa.”

Art and Power in the Central African Savannais organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The San Francisco presentation is made possible by James and Patricia Ludwig, Bob Wall and Margaret Rinkevich, Lauren T. T. Hall and David Hearth, and Charles and Diane Frankel.  The organizing curator of the exhibition is Constantine Petridis, Ph.D., curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The presenting curator at the de Young is Kathleen Berrin, curator of African art and art of the Americas.  The de Young is the final venue for Art and Power.  Previously, the exhibition was at The Menil Collection in Houston September 26, 2008–January 4, 2009, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art March 1–May 31, 2009.  A fully illustrated catalogue by Petridis accompanies the exhibition and is available in the Museum Store.

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