Friday, August 1, 2008

Bay Area Art Now at Yerba Buena

What is Bay Area Art Now?
Saturday, August 2, 2008; 2:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street btw 3rd and 4th Streets
For 15 years, YBCA has been championing the work of emerging artists of the Bay Area, in a triennial showcase that has launched many careers, but is the concept of a regional exhibition outmoded? What does it mean to be a Bay Area artist in a world that is both local and global? Moderated by YBCA Executive Director Kenneth Foster, this conversation brings together YBCA’s multidisciplinary offering of BAN 5 artists including Todd Brown, Co-Director of the Red Poppy Art House; performance artist, Dohee Lee; Madeleine Lim, Executive Director of the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP); visual artist Lauren Woods; and a surprise guest. (Free.)

also mentioned in the Stark Guide


Nancy Ewart said...

The discussion was interesting although the questions were far too broad to be dealt with in an hour, much less a year - or, in some cases, a lifetime. The whole thing was taped and I hope that a link will be up on the YB website later. One comment which stayed with me is how difficult it is for artists to connect with each other. We lack the cafe society of Paris, the bars of NY in the 50's or even the cafes and poetry reading spaces of SF in the 50's and 60's. Another discussion centered around connecting to community but, for me, that's vague. What community? How connected and in what way? The young were enthusiastic as they often are; others, somewhat older and knowing themselves on the outside with no way in, were less optimistic but too polite to say so.

Rahul Mediratta said...

I recently spent two weeks in SF and was mesmerized by the arts scene. My thoughts on the San Francisco Art Institute, de Young Museum, Mission District Murals, and Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts follow at:

Rahul Mediratta said...

Can you recall the name of the artist who did the series of paintings of Californian mountains with distorted reflections against water?