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.
Tonight’s screening celebrates the publication of Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg, published by Black Dog Publishing and edited by Jeffrey Skoller. As works of visual history, Eisenberg’s films explore how the meanings of events transform over time. Tonight we screen Eisenberg’s 1997 film Persistence, which combines footage of a circa-1946 war-devastated Berlin shot both by U. S. Army cameramen and Roberto Rossellini in the creation of his Germany Year Zero, with Eisenberg’s own documentation of that city in the early 1990s.
YBCA is pleased to welcome the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company back to our stage with their latest work, Light Moves, a multi-media collaboration with media artist and painter Naomie Kremer, composer Paul Dresher and poet Michael Palmer.