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Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue

Exhibitions

Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue

December 1, 2017–March 25, 2018

A series of paintings rendered almost exclusively in one of the earliest artificially developed pigments used by European painters—Prussian Blue.

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Edgar Arceneaux

Exhibitions

Edgar Arceneaux

December 1, 2017—March 25, 2018

Edgar Arceneaux explores historical patterns around race and representation through drawings, installations, and theater.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program C

Performances

Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program C

Presented by YBCA

September 16 & 21, 2017

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Larry Arrington, Sandra Lawson Ndu, Minoosh Zomorodinia & Fogbeast perform.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program B

Performances

Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program B

Presented by YBCA

September 15 & 23, 2017

Fauxnique and RAWdance perform.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program A

Performances

Transform Fest Fall 2017: Program A

Presented by YBCA

September 14 & 22, 2017

Visual and performance artist Jesse Hewit and street-dance theater company Embodiment Project perform.

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Transform Fest Fall 2017

Festival

Transform Fest Fall 2017

Presented by YBCA

September 14–23, 2017

Seven newly commissioned performances by prolific Bay Area artists—spanning from contemporary dance to experimental performance—to pop-up installations, community conversations, and even a late-night party that creates dance floor citizenship

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Space Brainz–Yerba Buena 3000: Damon Rich & Jae Shin

Exhibitions

Space Brainz–Yerba Buena 3000: Damon Rich & Jae Shin

June 30, 2017–January 28, 2018

Where the art center becomes a laboratory for dissecting how power works through built space.

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Abeyance (Draves y Robles y Vargas)

Public Art

Abeyance (Draves y Robles y Vargas)

Jerome Reyes

June 21, 2017-June 21, 2021

Abeyance honors three Bay Area natives by sharing their stories of migration, displacement, and resilience.

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Tania Brugera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder

Exhibitions

Tania Brugera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder

June 16–October 28, 2017

A survey exhibition that presents all of Bruguera’s long-term, socially engaged art projects to date.

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Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Performances

Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Kim Epifano presented by YBCA

June 2–4, 2017

Featuring site-specific dance and performance happenings in the street, on fire escapes, and throughout public space.

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Dearest Home

Performances

Dearest Home

Kyle Abraham presented by YBCA

May 16–20, 2017

A work about love, longing, and loss that weaves together movement and vulnerability with cross-cultural conversation and community action.

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For You

Performances

For You

Erika Chong Shuch presented by YBCA

April 1, 2017

Erika Chong Shuch crafts performances informed and inspired by select submissions from local creatives.

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The Blues Project

Performances

The Blues Project

Dorrance Dance presented by YBCA

March 16–18, 2017

A dynamic evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion.

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Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman – Visualizing Citizenship: Seeking a New Public Imagination

Exhibitions

Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman – Visualizing Citizenship: Seeking a New Public Imagination

March 10–June 18, 2017

Presenting case studies for more expansive and inclusive ways of thinking of the relationships between the United States and its neighbors

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A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Performances

A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

UnderCover presented by YBCA

February 16–18, 2017

Fifteen Bay Area ensembles pay homage to Grammy award–winning, iconic artist Lauryn Hill.

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Opposing Forces

Performances

Opposing Forces

Amy O'Neal presented by YBCA

February 16–18, 2017

Utilizing tropes of contemporary performance to expose fears around feminine qualities in our culture through the hyper masculine dance style of breaking.

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Clas/sick Hip Hop

Dance

Clas/sick Hip Hop

Amy O'Neal & UnderCover presented by YBCA

February 16–18, 2017

Clas/sick Hip Hop brings you “Opposing Forces” and “UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”

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Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar

Exhibitions

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar

February 10–May 21, 2017

An acclaimed retrospective of Bay Area artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s revolutionary career from the 1960s to the present day.

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les vérités

Performances

les vérités

Gregory Dawson presented by YBCA

January 27–28, 2017

“les vérités” builds on the rich, raw, highly energized style of movement that dawsondancesf has been building for the past decade.

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Erick Meyenberg: The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg

Exhibitions

Erick Meyenberg: The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg

October 14, 2016–February19, 2017

An intricate case study of participation and coproduction between an artist and a specific community.

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Tom Sachs — Space Program: Europa

Exhibitions

Tom Sachs — Space Program: Europa

September 18, 2016—January 15, 2017

Tom Sachs and his team of astronauts set their sights on the next frontier of space exploration.

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