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 […]
… AT SIXTEEN I THRASH IN SERIAL TRANSPORTATION AND THE BLEAK APARTMENTS OF FRIENDS’ OLDER BROTHERS. A road trip to San Francisco to see Prince perform from the Controversy album. Morris Day and the Time are the opening act.The audience is 99 percent African American, and dressed to the nines. Dancing with arms thrown up; […]
David Lynch’s The Elephant Man just opened at the Stockton Royal movie theater. Because you are a cool kid, and know about these things, you tell me that David Bowie played the part on stage. We love Bowie. We play your new Scary Monsters album as often as we can get away […]
Last weekend, the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened up its doors and its data to a group of enthusiastic hackers. We were looking for help re-imagining the digital interpretation in the museum's visible storage facility, the Luce Foundation Center for...
This fall, Open Space will feature a series of reflections by artists, writers, and curators on “the contemporary.” Today’s piece is by New York-based writer and teacher erica kaufman. the leaves changed & I didn’t notice: 10 jilted starts for N.E. and S.W. 1. My initial response to this question of the contemporary was to […]
… AT SIXTEEN I THRASH IN SERIAL TRANSPORTATION AND THE BLEAK APARTMENTS OF FRIEND’S OLDER BROTHERS. A road trip to San Francisco to see Prince perform from the Controversy album. Morris Day and the Time are the opening act. The audience is 99% African American, and dressed to the nines. Dancing with arms thrown up; […]
David Lynch’s The Elephant Man just opened at the Stockton Royal movie theater. Because you are a cool kid, and know about these things, you tell me that David Bowie played the part on stage. We love Bowie. We play your new Scary Monsters album as often as we can […]
49. Bowie appears on Saturday Night Live flanked by two aliens [below]. They send waves to the chip implanted under my scalp. 50. That was last night, today we’re in a Chinese-American restaurant that has the shady comfort of a dive bar, and a lot of Beach Boy songs on the jukebox. Wild Honey was on a moment ago, and is stuck in my head now...
Here are the current standings through week 3 of the League Of F.A.M.E. © 1st – Will Brown 93 Total F.A.M.E. pts 2nd – Jackson Bollocks 77 Total F.A.M.E. pts 3rd – The Something Something Art Cliche 75.5 Total F.A.M.E. pts 4th – PRtists 75 Total F.A.M.E. pts 5th – […]
"I want death panels. I want to kill organizations that aren't showing their value."--Devon Smith Now that's the kind of sentence that makes you put down your fork. Last month, I had the good fortune to join a few brilliant people for a "Dinner-vention" about the future of the arts in America. Show More Summary
The Moon has captured man’s imagination from the beginning. Unlike the Sun, it is easy to gaze upon, and unlike the stars and wandering stars, it appears close. Despite classical Greek philosophy, it turned out to be our nearest celestial … Continue reading ?
Below is the video revealing the category for week 3 of The League of F.A.M.E.©: Stay tuned tomorrow when we will show you each team’s starting roster, including any moves they made for this week (Ebay auctions week).
Jay-Z’s most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, was released on Independence Day of this year. As an artist, Jay has always been obsessed with numbers and dates, and the timing of this release was not insignificant. I surmise Jay’s suggestion to be that Magna Carta is of the historical significance of that critical compact [...]
Hello Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts, Week 2?s category (#week) has caused much inter-league controversy! The commissioner’s have been questioned, players have cried foul upon each other and artists have been dropped like lead balloons. Show More Summary
Week 2 of the League of F.A.M.E.© is upon us! The video link below reveals the category that will be used for scoring. Stay tuned tomorrow when we will show you each team’s starting roster, including any moves they made for this week (#hashtag week). Note: each # is counted as one per source URL. [...]
“Yet [Jasper] Johns’ approach has been wholly justified, in a way Duchamp especially would appreciate: he got in while it mattered, while it happened, when he was alive–and fucked us all, but good, in the process” -Coagula, Issue 25, January 1997 Contemporary is saying things like “I only listen to slappers”, talking about trap [...]
In our regular feature Collection Rotation, a guest selects from SFMOMA’s collection works online. This fall artists with Bay Area ties take over the series. In addition to their rotations, we asked each artist to answer poet Robert Duncan’s request to students in his 1958 Workshop in Basic Techniques and provide us with set of [...]
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Earlier this year, we started exploring how 3D printing could enhance the visitor experience and began by introducing it on that month’s sensory tour. In addition to tours, we also host film screenings and as my colleague Elisabeth mentioned, this … Continue reading …
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), is on view at the CJM through October 27. Open Space presents a series of posts in which invited writers explore various aspects of the exhibition. Today’s post is a commentary by Shelley Diekman on [...]