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Bay Area Now 9

Presented by YBCA

October 6, 2023–May 5, 2024

The ninth iteration of YBCA’s signature triennial exhibition highlighting 30 artists working throughout the Bay Area’s nine counties.

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Curator-Led Tour of Bay Area Now 9

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Curator-Led Tour of Bay Area Now 9

A free curator-led tour to learn more about the exhibition, background of key pieces, insider details, and more.

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Second Sundays, October 8, 2023–May 5, 2023, 12-1 PM

First & Second Floor Galleries, YBCA
Free and open to the public for Free Second Sundays

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Spring Season 2024

Performances

Spring Season 2024

Presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

This season LINES Ballet presents a world premiere, a reimagining of The Collective Agreement, and 2013’s Concerto for Two Violins.

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April 5–14, 2024

On sale Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10 AM

Blue Shield of California Theater, YBCA
Tickets: $45–$125

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BAN9: Health & Safety Day

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BAN9: Health & Safety Day

Presented by YBCA

To ensure equitable access for any immunocompromised or medically vulnerable community members, masks will be required for all gallery visitors.

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April 12, 2024, 11 AM–5 PM

General Admission Tickets: Free

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Trophy Room—Dispersal Sale!

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Trophy Room—Dispersal Sale!

Presented by YBCA

As BAN9 draws to a close, everything must go from Michael Arcega’s installation Trophy Room. Join the artist at YBCA as he opens up shop.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1–5 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
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 Access is included with ticketed entry to the exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Christine’s Schedule C

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Christine’s Schedule C

Presented by YBCA

A performative lecture from self-described “financial exhibitionist” Christine Tien Wang.

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April 14, 2024, 3–5 PM

Free with registration

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The Artist at Work: José Figueroa

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The Artist at Work: José Figueroa

Presented by YBCA

Drop in on this artmaking session with BAN9 artist José Figueroa and try out his drawing process for yourself.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024, 12–3 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
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pARTicipate Workshop: Cathedral Mounds

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pARTicipate Workshop: Cathedral Mounds

Workshops presented by YBCA

Make own miniature cathedral mounds with air-dry clay.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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BAN9: Health & Safety Day

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BAN9: Health & Safety Day

Presented by YBCA

To ensure equitable access for any immunocompromised or medically vulnerable community members, masks will be required for all gallery visitors.

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April 21, 2024, 11 AM–5 PM

General Admission Tickets: Free

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pARTicipate Workshop: Polymer Clay Netsuke

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pARTicipate Workshop: Polymer Clay Netsuke

Workshops presented by YBCA

Create small polymer clay forms inspired by netsuke, a Japanese tradition of making ornate miniature sculptures used as fasteners on cords originating in the 17th century.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Free with registration

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Goodwill Label Stories

Public Programs

Goodwill Label Stories

Pop-up with artist Lynda Grose

A dynamic conversation on second-hand clothing, sustainability and the fashion industry at this interactive pop-up event. Bring your own thrifted garment or browse a selection from Goodwill to take home.

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Sunday, April 28, 2023, 12–2 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
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Dance Series 2

Dance

Dance Series 2

Presented by Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Featuring a world premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa as well as pieces by Amy Seiwert, Brennan Wall and Michael Smuin.

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May 3–12, 2024

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA

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Goodwill Label Stories

Public Programs

Goodwill Label Stories

Pop-up with artist Lynda Grose

A dynamic conversation on second-hand clothing, sustainability and the fashion industry at this interactive pop-up event. Bring your own thrifted garment or browse a selection from Goodwill to take home.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024, 2–5 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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TEXERE

Public Art

TEXERE

Indira Allegra

An ongoing, interactive digital weaving presented as an outdoor installation visible after sunset.

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2023–ongoing

701 Mission Street Plaza, YBCA

Hyakki Yagho, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons – One Million Years of Journey with Ruby Red Fox and Their Company

Public Art

Hyakki Yagho, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons – One Million Years of Journey with Ruby Red Fox and Their Company

Masako Miki

This work takes inspiration from Japanese folklore and asks viewers to pause and reflect on the provocative narrative and their connection to it.

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2023–ongoing

Exterior Lobby Windows, YBCA

The Chapel of Becoming

Public Art

The Chapel of Becoming

Leila Weefur

An invitation to enter the video installation and transcendental space dedicated to and in celebration of the Transgender community.

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2023–ongoing

Mission Street, YBCA

Sip & Sketch: José Figueroa

Workshops

Sip & Sketch: José Figueroa

Presented by YBCA

Grab your sketching tool of choice, your beverage of choice, and a seat for Sip & Sketch with BAN9 artist José Figueroa.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2–5 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
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Ceasefire Now!

Public Art

Ceasefire Now!

Jeffrey Cheung

A public artwork meant to inspire a sense of communal solidarity.

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2024–Ongoing

Exterior Forum Wall, YBCA

We fly for a liberated we, we rooted in flight

Public Art

We fly for a liberated we, we rooted in flight

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

A public artwork inviting passerbyers to join in the journey of collective flight

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2024–Ongoing

Third Street Exterior, YBCA

love @ first line

Public Art

love @ first line

Anna Sergeeva

A new site-specific public artwork by Anna Sergeeva featuring the first lines of love poems.

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2021–ongoing

Exterior, YBCA

Statement marquee from Escuela de Arte Útil (School of Useful Art)

Public Art

Statement marquee from Escuela de Arte Útil (School of Useful Art)

Tania Bruguera

YBCA continues to activate the marquee with timely and responsive messages generated from artists and community partners.

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2017–ongoing

Third Street Courtyard, YBCA

Peace in the Middle East

Public Art

Peace in the Middle East

Taravat Talepasand

This work refers to the translation of the word “peace” in Farsi “صلح” sculpted with neon.

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2022-ongoing

Grand Lobby, YBCA

Excelsior Street Furniture Pilot

Public Art

Excelsior Street Furniture Pilot

Street Furniture Designed by San Francisco Students

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2022-ongoing

Mission Street at Geneva Ave., Excelsior Ave. and Onoganda Ave., San Francisco

Let’s Build from Here

Public Art

Let’s Build from Here

Innosanto Nagara

A site-specific public artwork highlighting the power of collaborative future-building.

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2022-ongoing

East Gardens, YBCA

Dream

Public Art

Dream

Ana Teresa Fernández

A public art installation commissioned by YBCA and co-sponsored by San Francisco Public Works.

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Ongoing

Bernal Hill, San Francisco

UNDO MEN

Public Art

UNDO MEN

Sanctuary City Project

This work shines light on the power of the student-led pro-immigrant movement while examining the impact of policies on the lives of the undocumented community.

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2023–ongoing

Grand Lobby, YBCA