An iconoclastic artist, Nathalie Talec moves between live performance, installation, sculpture, and painting. The One Who Sees Blindly, her first solo exhibition in the United States, brings together many of her recurring themes.
The latest Room for Big Ideas installation, Reimagine: That Which We Know But Don’t Realize, explores the ways in which we simultaneously create and conceal meaning in landscapes, and how that process defines us in relation to our environment.
Connect is a public art project designed by David Szlasa to activate the exterior of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a new platform for creative expression. "Swim," a collection of fantasy movement gestures, is the first video to be presented on a new fifty-foot wide projection screen overlooking Howard Street.
The work of David Shrigley effortlessly infuses a comedic sensibility into a serious fine art practice. David Shrigley: Brain Activity showcases the diversity of the artist’s work — amateurish, crude drawings, hand-crafted sculptures made of unusual materials, and installations characterized by incongruities of scale — offering insightful and often surreal commentary on the absurdities of life, death and everything in between. Irreverent and mischievous, Shrigley’s art presents the kind of odd scenarios you never come across in real life, but wish you did.
Dance/USA: 16 Dance Companies Perform
Performance 1: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12pm
Performance 2: Thursday, June 28, 2012 8pm
San Francisco welcomes the Dance/USA National Conference, June 27-30, 2012. During the annual conference the local host committee has curated two performances that celebrate the diversity of dance in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Performance 1 Artists: AXIS Dance Company, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Gadung Kasturi, Sara Shelton Mann’s Contraband, Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, SMUIN Ballet
Performance 2 Artists: Abhinaya Dance Company & San Jose Taiko, Diamano Coura, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, La Tania, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Eddie Madril, San Francisco Ballet, Robert Moses KIN, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Program subject to change
Pictured: Company C Contemporary Ballet, Photo By Rosalie O'Connor
By Julie Moggan
Every four seconds a Harlequin Mills & Boon romance novel is sold, giving hope to readers throughout the world—an Indian woman pining for her straying husband, a Japanese housewife yearning for her handsome ballroom dancing teacher, and a British mother-of-three aiming to spice up her marriage. The film does not only follow female readers: model Stephen has graced over 200 book covers but can’t find his true love, while Roger, a pensioner in Northern England, writes romance novels under the pseudonym “Gill Sanderson.” Guilty Pleasures explores our universal struggle to reconcile inner fantasy with the tragicomic truths of real-life relationships. (2010, 85 min, digital)