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.
We are thrilled to present this special one-week engagement of Gary Hustwit’s vibrant new film Urbanized (2011, 90 min, digital). We also present screenings of the two other parts of his trilogy, Helvetica and Objectified, which are among the most popular films YBCA has ever shown.
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.
The 4th International Body Music Festival
Nov 4, 2011 8:00pm Nov 5, 2011 8:00pm Nov 6, 2011 2:00pm
Music you can see, dance you can hear. The only festival of its kind anywhere, the International Body Music Festival presents over 20 events featuring traditional and contemporary Body Music from across the globe. Artists traveling from seven countries include Balinese Kecak group Çudamani, Las Vegas hip hop steppers Molodi, Greece’s Kantu Korpu, Canary Islanders Cambuyón, and others from Brazil, Turkey, the US and Canada. It’s a cross-cultural conversation that only the world’s oldest instrument, our bodies, can reach. “Body Music across cultures reveals not only a sonic diversity but a breadth of world views,” says Artistic Director Keith Terry, “It is amazing how many different ways the body can be played.” The six-day festival includes an Opening Party, Open-Mic, Workshops for children through professionals, Teacher Trainings and In-school assemblies — culminating with Concerts and Family Matinee at YBCA. It’s the oldest music on the planet, and it’s brand new.