Exhibition Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6PM
*Limited Parking Available during Opening Reception—Lot Adjacent to 2916 W 7TH ST (One Block E of Chung’s Appliance)
Friday, July 17
Wilsey Court, de Young Museum
In an exhibition particularly relevant to the Bay Area, Janet Delaney: South of Market relates the complex history of a changing San Francisco neighborhood through a selection of more than 40 photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Janet Delaney (b. 1952), an internationally recognized photographer and educator based in Berkeley, photographed the people and places in the South of Market district during a period when redevelopment was threatening to transform it irreversibly.
During the final of three “Friday Nights,” the de Young and ARC will conclude its programming around Janet Delaney: South of Market with an evening of art, performances, readings, and music that take San Francisco as the source of inspiration and response.
Join artist Wendy MacNaughton for a multimedia presentation from her celebrated book Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words, a portrait of San Francisco told through the collective words of people who live and work in the city. Booksigning to follow.
Join Chris Carlsson from Shaping San Francisco/FoundSF.org for a multimedia presentation on overlooked stories and forgotten histories of San Francisco. Booksigning to follow.
Artist, activist, and recent UC Berkeley MFA Graduate Leslie Dreyer (Art Practice ’15) talks about her ongoing project “Reclaim Disrupt,” a public performance piece that addresses the changing face of San Francisco.
Young poets from Youth Speaks, one of the world’s leading presenters of spoken word performance, education, and youth development programs, perform works inspired by the city of San Francisco.
For more information, look to: deyoung.famsf.org and arts.berkeley.edu. The de Young Museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, at John F. Kennedy Drive, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The park is easily reachable from all parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, via public transportation, bicycle, or car.
Architecture of Time examines video art as a narrative told in the universal language of sound and image moving through time. In this course students develop the creative, technical, and conceptual skills needed to acquire a solid foundation in the art of time-based media and cinematic storytelling.
The class culminates with two events:
1. An exhibition “Junction” at the Worth Ryder Gallery, in which students collaborate with each other and produce four site-specific multi-media installations.
2. A final screening at Artists’ Television Access, a San Francisco-based, artist-run non-profit organization.
The website showcases outstanding works by the talented students of Architecture of Time 2015.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes, including, in Art, MFA candidates Tanja Geis, Lee Lavy, Michelle Ott, and Sofie Ramos, and, in Film and Video, MFA candidate Clement Hil Goldberg!
Eisner Prize: In 1963, Samuel Marks established an endowment of $250,000 for the advancement of the arts on the UC Berkeley campus, in memory of his stepdaughter, Roselyn Schneider Eisner, an artist and sculptor. The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Arts recommended the money be used to establish prizes in each of the Creative Arts.
(Courtesy of the New York Times)
In 2011, the Phillips Collection in Washington commissioned Allan deSouza to create a photographic response to Jacob Lawrence’s 60-painting “Migration Series” (1940-41), half of which is owned by the Phillips, the other half by the Museum of Modern Art in New York (where the entire work is on display through Sept. 7). The Lawrence cycle tells the story of the great diaspora of African-Americans, beginning in World War I, from the rural South to the industrialized North. Mr. deSouza, who was born in Kenya of South Asian parentage and lives in California, has long made displacement and alienation a subject of his art and does so again in “The World Series,” his incisive update to the older work. (more…)
We’re very proud to announce that Art Department faculty Stephanie Syjuco was interviewed as part of the KQED and SFMOMA “On the Go” (the museum’s project wing while the physical museum is shut down). It features interviews with Stephanie Syjuco, along with Oakland artists Chris Treggiari and Chris Johnson about publicly-engaged projects. It’s a fascinating and compelling video.
From the KQED Arts page: Syjuco understands that this type of art can be difficult for people to comprehend at first. “If it’s in a museum or a gallery, people seem to understand, ‘Well, that’s where art belongs.’ But when it goes out into the world and is sometimes indistinguishable from other things that happen, I think that can be really beautiful.”
You can find the video here.
Congratulations to Craig Nagasawa who has been selected for the Arts and Humanities Division Teaching Award for non-senate faculty members for 2014-15. This is a very prestigious award, and well deserved.
UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Students, Faculty, and Staff are asked to donate a small work to “ART WARRIORS” – the 2015 Bridging the Arts Benefit Exhibition at Worth Ryder Art Gallery March 13th – April 8th, 2015.
The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in the Art Office, 345 Kroeber Hall. Please fill out a submission form at this time.
Submissions are limited to works on paper with a maximum paper size of 5″ x 7″, as we will be framing each work. Selection is competitive.
Selected works will be offered for sale during the Opening Reception and Silent Auction event from 4 – 7pm, Wednesday, March 13th, 2015. All proceeds will benefit the UC Berkeley Bridging the Arts Program. Come support our program and bring home a new work of art!