YBCA welcomes Bay Area photographer and installation artist Derick Ion to the Room for Big Ideas. His installation transforms the RBI into a meditative and sensual environment rich in symbology, Jainist iconography, and Subcontinental texture. Complementing and contrasting YBCA's large first floor exhibition, The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India, the ephemera and minutiae displayed in Ion's space reflect another contemporary – and timeless – perspective on India.
Castaneda/reiman investigates the treatment of the outdoors within interior domestic spaces; challenges artistic notions of display, especially as they relate to painting and sculpture; and plays with ideas of simulacra and simulation.
Allan deSouza’s new video and photographic installation, Close Quarters and Far Pavilions, evokes the exotic allure of a faraway place as well as the cramped interior spaces of the aircraft taken en route there.
This audacious and hypnotic film takes Filipino cinema to a whole new level. In one unbroken shot it follows the journey of a young girl whose parents, to settle a debt, have sold her to marry a man in Germany. It seems nearly impossible to pull off a trick like this, but it works perfectly. Oddly funny, the film is as entertaining as it is tense. (2010, 90 min, digital)