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move like a poet

These days I’m spending a lot of written words and close conversations on how to stay effective and encouraged while working to resist injustices and threats to the most vulnerable among us. When we’re talking about art or writing, we’re also talking about self and world: what we need to do to survive as art... More

Merge

Merge uses field recordings captured in Chile, Mexico, and the US as displaced instants, unnatural atmospheres, and surreal spatial cues. These sonic fragments are arranged as portals to distorted memories suspended in composition. By...Show More Summary

State of the Unions

CLR: Covert Drone War “Women Like Me” On the Everyday Life of Others Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands Intellectuals for Trump • GMA: Queer Nation Manifesto The Alcatraz Proclamation A New Declaration of Independence White Purity Pink White House Just Seeds Activist Image Toolbox • JGF: “Poem of Commitment” The R.F.... More

post retro

Starting on December 9, for a period of four weeks, the museum will host “Retrospective,” an exhibition within the biennial’s exhibition conceived by Xavier Le Roy as a choreography of actions by fifteen Taiwanese performers in situations that investigate various experiences of the present as a composition of several times coexisting in the same time... More

You must walk with eyes behind and in front of you

Qhip nayr uñtasaw sarnaqapxañasa / You must walk with eyes behind and in front of you

Fall

Against all presidents, fascists, cops, bros, white supremacists, colonizers, landlords, and those who defend them. Our deepest love and strength for black and indigenous people fighting ongoing genocide. Healing for those in diaspora because of imperialism. Reverence for femmes and queers and endless support for those living with and through dysphoria. This song is an... More

Extreme Present: A Conversation with CAConrad

This interview was conducted by our colleagues over at SFMOMA Interpretive Media and portions of it will appear in their new podcast, Raw Material, hosted by Ross Simonini. The full conversation was too good to leave on the cutting room floor; an edited version follows.     CAConrad reading “M.I.A. Escalator” and “I Hope I’m Loud When... More

Guess This Sound!

9 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

You guys have penchant for answering the riddles we pose on social media faster than greased lightning, so we thought we would crank up the difficulty level. And in honor of the month of Halloween, our challenges will all have … Continue reading ?

an interview with curtis roads

immigration is an ever-evolving study of the physics of an interior schism. few things can be used to create an illusion of inclusiveness counter to the outsider feelings it manifests for the people that go through it. money certainly can create the illusion. youth, more specifically childhood, can too. the younger an individual is when the immigration occurs the less... More

From Digital to Dust

Kanye West, “Through the Wire”, from The College Dropout (2003). There’s no accounting for the habits of the collector. Some spend their lives focused on a single niche, others hop around specialties and formats, playing hopscotch with the cultural artifacts that define their obsessions and fill their apartments. As a lifelong collector of recorded music I... More

Magic Is Everywhere: Mel Henderson (1922-2013)

In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013).   “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969 — its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that […]

Magic Is Everywhere: Mel Henderson (1922-2013)

In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969—its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that can center around […]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Robert Adams

Today at Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green interviews American photographer Robert Adams. SFMOMA has many pictures by Mr. Adams in the collection, and an interview with the artist is a rare treat. Thanks to Tyler for sharing a clip of the podcast—on Adams in relation to Carleton Watkins—with us! Please welcome him. [See post to [...]

Release Ai Weiwei—An Overseas Chinese Perspective

As previously stated on this blog, arts institutions and concerned citizens are calling for the release of artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained by Chinese authorities. Ai’s whereabouts are still unknown. According to FreeAiWeiwei.org, today marks the 22nd day since Ai disappeared. Show More Summary

Better see iona rozeal brown at MOCA Cleveland before it all falls down

7 years agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Last week I had the privilege of joining some friends for a tour of the iona rozeal brown : all falls down exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland. Megan Lykins Reich, Director of Education and Associate Curator at...Show More Summary

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