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Tuesday
Oct112011

richard serra retrospective: san francisco

photo by: rjhuttondfw What: Richard Serra Book Signing
Where: Haas Atrium, SFMOMA
When: October 13, 6:00pm

What: Richard Serra Talk
Where: Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
When: October 13, 7:00pm

The talk is sold out but a simulcast will be available in the Koret Visitor Education Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

What: Richard Serra Drawing, A Retrospective
Where: SFMOMA
When: October 15 thru January 16, 2012

This first-ever retrospective of drawings by Richard Serra is a chance to see his ideas in a completely different medium, creating an entirely different perspective.

Using black paintsticks to build stark, densely layered two-dimensional forms—they evoke a terrific sense of mass and gravity not unlike his intense and weighty three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition traces Serra’s evolution from the 70s on and also features some of his earliest sculptures in lead, rubber, and fiberglass.

Tuesday
Oct112011

bertrand goldberg exhibit: chicago

photo by: —Mike— What: Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention
When: now thru January 15, 2012
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago

From a post-war suburban community, multi-unit dwellings and single family residences to furniture and trucks, the work of Bertrand Goldberg follows a fairly straight trajectory of experimentation from the Bauhaus in the 30s through Chicago in the 80s.

By maintaining an aesthetic of clean lines while pushing engineering envelopes—none more famous than Marina City and River City in Chicago—Goldberg’s sculptural forms and engineering feats left us with outstanding dramatic effects.

Friday
Sep302011

TASS poster exhibit: chicago

photo by: misocrazyWhat: Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
When: now thru October 23, 2011
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, AIC

Seventy years ago, during the German invasion of the Soviet Union, a group of artists and writers banned together within the TASS News Agency in Moscow to reassure Soviet citizens— and to rouse Allies—via large-scale posters.

Despite the rule of Joseph Stalin, creativity flourished among these diverse artists and writers as they found purpose while working within the totalitarian state.

Committed to the defense of the motherland, artists produced a poster nearly every day of the war with labor-intensive technical virtuosity—some of them 5’ to 10’ tall with upwards of 60 to 70 color divisions.

Featuring 250 posters—155 of which are the large-scale stenciled versions—it’s their first display in the US since WWII.

Friday
Sep232011

possible worlds exhibit: los angeles

photo by: lavocado What: Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections
Where: LACMA, Ahmanson Building, Level 2
When: now thru September 25

In collaboration with LACMA and the Watts House Project, an artist-driven urban revitalization project centered around the historic Watts Towers, Ybarra, Diaz, and Slanguage, the artist’s team of collaborators, participated in a residency at the home of longtime residents of Watts, the Garcia family.

Featuring assemblage, folk art, vernacular graphics, images of the Watts Towers and art from the LACMA collection selected by the artist which connect the art works from the Watts site to the LACMA campus.

The core of the exhibition takes its point of reference from the legacy of Simon Rodia, local folk artist and creator of the Watts Towers, and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials and unorthodox impulses.

Friday
Aug262011

dieter rams exhibit: san francisco

photo by: xmattWhat: Less and More—The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
When: August 27, 2011 thru February 20, 2012
Where: SFMOMA

Including more than 200 models and objects by Dieter Rams, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, this exhibit highlights one of the most influential industrial designers of all times.

For more than 40 years, Rams was the lead designer for Braun and an active designer for Vitsœ. During his career, Rams and his teams produced innovative ideas and projects that have become not only the basis for contemporary design—both industrial and graphic—but iconic mainstays as well.

photos by: nickwade