Few other contemporary artists so fully embody YBCA’s Big Idea of Encounter more than Karen Finley. Her performance work — celebrated for exploding taboos around sex, gender, and celebrity while suffering (earning?) right-wing censure — invites the viewer to plumb the depths of satire and socio-political tragicomedy. Her oeuvre transcends the insular, echo-y art world with explosive and cathartic forays into club culture, pop music, and publishing — most recently with the release of her newest book, The Reality Shows.
Join Karen as she performs excerpts from The Reality Shows and has a conversation with YBCA’s Executive Director, Ken Foster. Program followed by a Q & A.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
The San Francisco Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Adobe Foundation Fund
Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by:
AAA, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Chan Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Kimball Foundation and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Community Engagement and Audience Development programs supported, in part, by Dance/USA, and by a generous grant from The Wallace Foundation.