Monica Westin

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Asian Art Museum | San Francisco

September 2017

This set of video projections by internet-art trailblazers Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries combines their signature text-based Flash animations with their more recent investigations of landscape and locality. Each work juxtaposes bursts of… READ ON

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Tania Bruguera

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

September 2017

This survey of work created between 1985 and 2017 includes all of what Tania Bruguera calls her long-term projects, which intervene in a sustained way, sometimes for years, with artistic, civic, and economic institutions, to create real … READ ON

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Sam Contis

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

June 2017

Sam Contis’s photographs of Deep Springs College, one of the last all-male liberal arts colleges in the United States, fragment and shroud their ardent subjects. Located in a remote desert near the California-Nevada border, Deep Springs is … READ ON

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Tosha Stimage

City Limits

June 2017

Tosha Stimage stages an analytical memorial of black mourning to address the loss of both life and meaning that accompany death turned into spectacle.  The language of flowers offers an entryway into the artist’s system: Her diptych painting… READ ON

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“Lives Between”

KADIST | San Francisco

April 2017

This intricately composed show of work by international artists living between two places is deeply self-reflective about the ways that human habitation is fundamentally shifting before our eyes. The nomadic art world is a relatively privileged… READ ON

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David Ireland and Virginia Overton

500 Capp Street, the David Ireland House

March 2017

In 1987, Bay Area Conceptualist David Ireland focused a talk at the San Francisco Art Institute on Giacometti’s concept of the “disagreeable object,” a term the surrealist artist had used to refer to a group of his small, ugly sculptures that… READ ON

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Anouk Kruithof

Casemore Kirkeby

February 2017

Anouk Kruithof’s first solo exhibition in the United States comprises a tongue-in-cheek body of work, ranging from photographic tableaux to blobby, photo-sculptural hybrids that complicate the relationship between form, content, and … READ ON

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Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett

CAPITAL

September 2016

Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett’s show comprises a study in restraint and bodily intimacy that is disarmingly delicate in physical scale. Using a shared language of personal ornamentation in their approaches to formal in-between … READ ON

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Laura Owens

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

June 2016

Categorizing the titular ten works of Laura Owens’s current exhibition is an exercise in frustration—intentionally so. Blurring the boundaries among installation, mural, and painting, Owens covers the gallery walls with nonrepeating handmade… READ ON

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Pablo Dávila

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

June 2016

Pablo Dávila investigates our perceptions of space and time by translating the form of musical phasing across media. Phasing in music, which occurs when two instruments are played together at different tempos and so shift in and out of sync,… READ ON

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