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.
In its essence, photography is static and silent. It subtracts sound and movement from everything it captures. But in photofilms, the editing process adds sound, music, and language to the photographs; the static images begin to move, even to dance. This program reveals how illusions of movement are created: from stasis to movement, from rhythm to animation. Featuring work by Sabine Höpfner, Paul de Nooijer and Menno de Nooijer, Agnès Varda, Arthur Lipsett, Ken Jacobs, Maki Satake, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Dan Geesin and Esther Rots. (85 minutes)