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.
The California Chinese Orchestra: Twilight 2012
Jul 29, 2012 12:45pm
Lam Research Theater at YBCA
The California Chinese Orchestra presents
19th Annual Chinese Music Fundraising Concert
Tickets: $50, $30, $15
Students, seniors, and YBCA members: 10% discount
This exciting concert features traditional Chinese music and Cantonese Operas performed by the California Chinese Orchestra and the Cantonese Opera Troupe. All proceeds will support the Orchestra's “Passing the Lineage” music education program. Through this program, the Orchestra offers low-cost Chinese music lessons to children and low-income adults.
This concert is sponsored in part by grants from Wells Fargo Foundation and Hop Wo Benevolent Association.
In June 2008, Yang Jia carried a knife, a hammer, a gas mask, pepper spray, gloves, and Molotov cocktails to the Zhabei Public Security Branch Bureau and killed six officers, injuring another and a guard. He was arrested on the scene and subsequently charged with intentional homicide. In the following six months, while Yang Jia was detained and trials were being held, his mother mysteriously disappeared. Ai Weiwei traces the reasons and motivations behind the tragedy and investigates a trial process filled with shady cover-ups and questionable decisions. The film provides a glimpse into the realities of a government-controlled judicial system and its impact on the lives of citizens. (2010, 123 min, digital)