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.
Self-Help Duen Fung 26th Annual Chinese Opera Benefit
Sep 17, 2011 6:45pm Sep 18, 2011 12:30pm
Self-Help for the Elderly Chinese Opera Benefit featuring Duen Fung Ming Chinese Opera Troupe
Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 6:45pm – Variety Opera Performance
Sunday, September 18, 2011 – 12:30pm - Variety Opera Performances
Self-Help for the Elderly
407 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (August 15, 2011)
Love and hate, gentle and bold, war and peace, pensive and exult, the complexity and contradiction of Chinese Opera brings out not only the color of performance but the beauty of real life. Many of the operas are based on historical as well as Chinese Mythology and fictional stories.
By Lucy WalkerWaste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of trash reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives. (2010, 98 min, digital)