Christian L. Frock is an independent writer, curator and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on the intersection of art and public space. Invisible Venue, the curatorial enterprise founded and directed by Frock since 2005, collaborates with artists to present art in unexpected settings. Frock's writing has been featured in art ltd, Art Practical, Art&Education, Daily Serving, Fillip, San Francisco Arts Monthly, SFMOMA Open Space, and NPR.org, among other publications.
International artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, a darling of the biennial art circuit from São Paulo to Venice to Gwangju, descends upon the Bay Area for The Ways Things Go at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Today in Paris armed extremists stormed the office of French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, reportedly killing 12 people, including two police officers, and injuring some 20 others. Artists all over the world posted cartoons in honor of the cartoonists and the freedom of speech their work represented -- this is a sampling.
Two new works, Brian Goggin’s and Dorka Keehn’s Caruso’s Dream downtown and Bayview Rise by Haddad and Drugan on Pier 92, reveal a lot about the possibilities of “light art” and the driving forces behind a movement to light up San Francisco.
Though Haring has been gone nearly twenty-five years -- he passed away in 1990, just shy of age 32, from AIDS-related complications -- the cogent politics in his work are reborn with great vigor in this extensive survey.
Paglen, whose work engages photography, journalism and geography to explore the boundaries of public access to secret government operations and publicly funded surveillance programs, is the first visual artist to receive the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is internationally known both for his artworks and for the fact that he has been detained by the Chinese government since 2011. With the seven works in @Large, Ai uses the world-famous prison to consider his own experiences of detainment, as well as the experiences of many others persecuted for acting out against inequity.
After years of reportedly flailing under "inexperienced leadership," a new executive director at the influential San Francisco art space the LAB is implementing some big changes so that the space can return to its former glory.
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco's oldest nonprofit artists' space, took the discussion about its future public last Tuesday, July 15, two months after suspending programming and laying off key staff.