Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
New Investigations in Collective Form New Investigations in Collective Form

New Investigations in Collective Form

The Open Workshop

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 03/29/2018 – 07/29/2018

For the third installment of The City Initiative, which highlights architects, designers, planners, and artists creating provocative work in urban environments, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) features The Open Workshop, a Bay Area design research office founded by architect and urban designer Neeraj Bhatia that focuses on the relationship between territory, form, and

The Open Workshop, Field of Representation, 2018, installation view, The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2018. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photograph by Charlie Villyard The Open Workshop, Collections of New Worlds, 2018, installation view, The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form,

Prussian Blue Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue

Yishai Jusidman

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 12/01/2017 – 03/25/2018

The Los Angeles–based Mexican painter Yishai Jusidman has an uncanny gift for conjuring naturalistic depictions that probe visual perception and the ethics of representation. YBCA showcases for the first time in the United States the acclaimed exhibition Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, originally organized by the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. The featured paintings

Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian

The Third Muslim The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim

Co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed

SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, California USA 01/25/2018 – 02/22/2018

SOMArts Cultural Center presents The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The second exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition centers artists whose identities as queer, trans*, gender non-conforming and Muslim have consistently pushed them to the margins of

Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts

VECINOS VECINOS

VECINOS

Eduardo Sarabia, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico, Gwladys Alonzo

CULT San Francisco, USA 10/27/2017 – 01/20/2018

VECINOS features five prominent artists living and working in Mexico: Eduardo Sarabia, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico and Gwladys Alonzo. Aged between 26 and 45, they represent different career points within a new generation emerging from Mexico and gaining notoriety in international circles. Most established are Gonzalo Lebrija and Eduardo Sarabia each of whom

Gwladys Alonzo, Cynthia Gutierrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico, Eduardo Sarabia. Installation view of VECINOS, CULT, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy of CULT Gabriel Rico, Merde, 2012, Ceramic and 24-karat gold and platinum paint, 120 x 20 x 6 cm / 47.2 x 7.8 x 2.3 inches, Edition: unique (from a series of 6 unique works). Courtesy

Talking Back to Power: Tania Bruguera at YBCA, San Francisco Talking Back to Power: Tania Bruguera at YBCA, San Francisco

Talking Back to Power: Tania Bruguera at YBCA, San Francisco

By Emily K. Holmes San Francisco, California, USA 06/16/2017 – 10/29/2017

Before I even entered the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder presented itself to me in the form of a bold orange billboard. Placed in an exterior courtyard facing a busy downtown San Francisco intersection, the billboard at the time stated quite plainly:

Tania Bruguera, Escuela de Arte Útil, 2017–ongoing. Installation view, Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard. Antes de entrar en el edificio del Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power

Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us

Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us

Yolanda Andrade, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Ester Hernández, and more...

Galería de la Raza San Francisco, California, USA 08/11/2017 – 10/07/2017

Galería de la Raza presents Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us, a visual dialogue across borders and generations about the ongoing struggle to be simultaneously Mexican or Chicanx and queer, that is, to be who we are. To be queerly tèhuäntin, Nahuatl for “us”. To be queerly us, queer or cuir -as the term is increasingly used in Spanish- in the sense of nonconventional sexualities and

Yolanda Andrade, Las Alas Del Deseo, 1993. Archival Pigment Print. 18 ½” x 12 ½”. Courtesy of Galería de la Raza. Installation view: Ester Hernández, La Ofrenda, 1990. Screenprint. 29 ½” x 21”. Courtesy of Galería de la Raza. Rurru Mipanochia, Tlaltecuhtli 1, 2017. Acrylic, stylograph, and markers on amate paper. 28” x 23”. Courtesy of Galería de

Silhouette Silhouette

Silhouette

Curated by Kevin Krueger and Aaron Harbour

Et al. etc. San Francisco, California, USA 06/17/2017 – 07/15/2017

Artists: Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish, Nico Colón & Grant Gutierrez, Gracie DeVito, Fox Hysen, Brian Longe, Ruby Sky Stiler, Christine Wang I go out to find The one with whom I’ve seen all hours’ moons Once the curtains lifted And he said, “I only swim to you” Language is such a play – He called his exit but his eyes

Brian Longe, The East is Red Number One, 2014. Graphite & acrylic on raw canvas. 113 x 86 inches. Courtesy of Et al. etc. Nico Colón & Grant Gutierrez, Spencer Avenue, 2017. Installation throughout space. Courtesy of Et al. etc. Installation view: Silhouette, 2017. Courtesy of Et al. etc. Artists: Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish, Nico Colón & Grant Gutierrez, Gracie

Nutshell Nutshell

Nutshell

Laurie Reid

Et al. etc. San Francisco, California, USA 03/11/2017 – 04/15/2017

“Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet Et al. etc. presents Nutshell, a solo exhibition by Laurie Reid, curated by Juana Berrío. Laurie and Juana have been in conversation for the past few weeks.

Superheaviest, 2014. Watercolor on paper. 10.25×7”. Courtesy of Et al. etc., San Francisco. Installation view (from left to right): Fertility, 2015. Oil on linen. 24×18”; Up the stairs into the warm night, 2016. Oil on canvas. 40×50″; Nutshell, 2016. Oil on canvas. 36×48″. Courtesy of Et al etc., San Francisco. Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of

Still Life

Still Life

Rhonda Holberton

CULT San Francisco, California, USA 01/11/2017 – 03/12/2017

Holberton’s work explores the way technology reshapes the relationship between humans and our physical world. As the title Still Life suggests, this exhibition utilizes material and process to transgress the boundary between stillness and life. Unexpected parallels emerge between the organic and constructed such as value and waste, self and other, cognition and physiology, and

Rhonda Holberton, Still Life (vanitas), 2017. Archival Pigment Print. 19 x 23 inches. Courtesy: CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. Photo credit: John Wilson White. Rhonda Holberton, Dust to Dust, 2017. Gold dust, mosquitoes, sugar water, acrylic, nylon. Dimensions variable. Courtesy: CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. Photo credit: John Wilson White. Rhonda Holberton, Front gallery installation view (from

Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities

Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities

Tomás Saraceno

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, California, USA 12/17/2016 – 05/21/2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents the exhibition Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities, by artist Tomás Saraceno, on view at the museum December 17, 2016 through May 21, 2017. Organized by the SFMOMA Architecture and Design department, the exhibition includes an immersive site-specific cloudscape installation of suspended tension structures and floating

Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities; installation view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 17, 2016–May 21, 2017; photo: Katherine Du Tiel Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities; installation view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 17, 2016–May 21, 2017; photo: Katherine Du Tiel Tomás Saraceno, Cloud Cities Thermodynamics