The sixth edition of YBCA's signature triennial exhibition, Bay Area Now, a roundup of exemplary talent across an array of disciplines, continues with a visual arts exhibition showcasing 18 artists and artist collectives. Included is photography by Tammy Rae Carland and Sean McFarland; paintings by David Huffman and Robert Minervini; video works by Ranu Mukherjee and Richard T. Walker; sculptures by Mauricio Ancalmo, Suzanne Husky, Allison Smith, and Weston Teruya; conceptual work by Amy Balkin and Tony Labat; installations by Chris Fraser, Brion Nuda Rosch, Chris Sollars, and Rio Babe International; and textiles by Ben Venom.
YBCA presents the West Coast premiere of Bay Area musician/composer/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and poet Rafael Osés’ Necessary Monsters, a contemporary song cycle based on Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings.
Please join us for an exciting post-show conversation and Q&A with Carla Kihlstedt and her collaborators, moderated by independent music writer Andrew Gilbert (San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, San Diego Union-Tribune, JazzTimes). The conversation will focus on the making of Necessary Monsters. Note: this had originally been listed in error as part of the Saturday, July 30 performance.