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.
It takes a village to create an exhibition! Those beautiful David Shrigley and Occupy Bay Area exhibitions you experienced? They were the results of dozens of people, months of planning, loads of financial and human resources, lots of art-handling equipment, precarious machinery, complex computer software, and at least a hundred meetings. So how does a major exhibition happen? Join YBCA Visual Arts staff and get all the behind-the-scenes dirt on our white walls! Pizza and beer (the preferred vittles of YBCA’s installation professionals) provided!
by Stefano Savona Special Sneak Preview
A real-time, cinéma vérité-style chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt. Together with thousands of other citizens, Noha, Ahmed, and Elsayed have been involved in a massive movement of street protest for political freedom. Day after day, sleepless night after sleepless night, until the capitulation of the defeated pharaoh, the film follows these young and unexpected heroes and their shattering fight to attain freedom. (2011, 90 min, digital)