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

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

Earth Machines

Earth Machines

Alisa Baremboym, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Spiros Hadjidjanos, and more

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, California, USA 08/14/2015 – 12/06/2015

Artists: Alisa Baremboym, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kevin McElvaney, Leslie Shows, and Addie Wagenknecht. Taking a rare view from the artist’s perspective of tech waste and how it adversely affects our environment, Earth Machines is a riveting wake-up call about how our laptops, cell phones, and other

Artists: Alisa Baremboym, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kevin McElvaney, Leslie Shows, and Addie Wagenknecht. Taking a rare view from the artist’s perspective of tech waste and how it adversely affects our environment, Earth Machines is a riveting wake-up call about how our laptops, cell phones, and other

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Picture Puzzle Pattern Control

Shana Moulton

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, California, USA 04/16/2015 – 08/02/2015

Kitsch, mysticism, pop culture and spirituality collide in the work of New York-based artist Shana Moulton. Her practice investigates the relationship between American consumer culture and the New Age movement, highlighting consumerism’s influence on wellness and spiritual fulfillment. In videos, performances and installations, the artist always plays Cynthia, a mute character inhabiting highly artificial environments, who seeks spiritual enlightenment, physical

Kitsch, mysticism, pop culture and spirituality collide in the work of New York-based artist Shana Moulton. Her practice investigates the relationship between American consumer culture and the New Age movement, highlighting consumerism’s influence on wellness and spiritual fulfillment. In videos, performances and installations, the artist always plays Cynthia, a mute character inhabiting highly artificial environments, who seeks spiritual enlightenment, physical