Helvetica looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. (2007, 80 min, digital)
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.
29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival
Robin Eubanks Listening Party
SFJAZZ Members Only
Robin Eubanks has achieved a triple-crown reputation as a master performer (trombonist for the SFJAZZ Collective, Dave Holland), arranger (McCoy Tyner Big Band, Mingus Big Band) and educator. Join Eubanks as he takes us on a history of the trombone, spinning recordings from legends and innovators of the instrument while sharing his insights into the music. The last SFJAZZ Listening Party sold out, so don’t delay in reserving your seats. This event is free for SFJAZZ Members-only and includes a complimentary reception. Visit sfjazz.org for information about membership.
This very special panel consisting of some of the nation’s most renowned curators, scholars, and experts will include the discussion of themes around contemporary art and social contexts in philosophical terms, and rebalancing notions of cultural specificity and global spheres of influence in contemporary art. Organized by Xiaoyu Weng, director, Asian Contemporary Art Consortium and Betti-Sue Hertz, director of visual arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum.