With SFMOMA closed for renovation, this year's SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Awards reward the search for the Bay Area's best with visits to some of the region's more interesting locations.
Multi-media artist Doug Aitken's train full of contemporary art pulls into Oakland on September 28, with performances by Dan Deacon, Savages, and No Age and art by Kenneth Anger, Urs Fischer, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, and more.
Much of the discussion following the Trayvon Martin murder trial has focused on systemic racism, how it impacts the lives of people of color, and villainizes youth victims. Several artists have made work to provoke further dialogue online.
Three months after Newtown, a dispersed online community is gathering momentum through creative actions against gun violence. Not always artists per se, but creative nonetheless -- these sometimes accidental activists are unified through the scope of their efforts.
After two years of elaborate logistics and private fundraising, New York-based artist Leo Villareal's site-specific light installation on the Western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, will be lit on March 5.
Intersection for the Arts' (re)collection exhibition inspires meditation on disaster, transience, and vulnerability, challenging viewers to consider what remains of a photograph after the image has been washed away.