SFMOMA Artcast January 2012

In this episode we'll explore the ways artists relate to reality, either by documenting and responding to shared experience or by creating alternate worlds. First, we'll consider a contemporary artist's responses to a modern master in Images in Dialogue: Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz. Next, we'll visit Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break, an investigation of film, photography, and the daily routine of workers at a naval shipbuilding plant in Maine. Finally, in The Air We Breathe, we'll examine artists' and poets' reflections on one of our society's most contentious issues: gay marriage. In each instance, the ways these artists engage the world around them reveals their perspective, and powerfully impacts our own.

"Wedding March" performed by Steve Bissinger on banjo.

Each SFMOMA Artcast brings you illuminating audio and video interviews with artists, curators, and visitors as they respond to the works on view and in the museum's collection.