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Pablo López Luz on shooting the landscape of Mexico City

Photographer Pablo López Luz talks about the aerial views of Mexico City in his series Terrazo (Terrain). Luz considers these works in relation to the art historical…

May 2012
Daniela Rossell on her book Ricas y Famosas (Rich and Famous)

Photographer Daniela Rossell describes the genesis of the book Ricas y Famosas (Rich and Famous), which features somewhat infamous photographs of wealthy Mexican women. She…

May 2012
Daniela Rossell on femininity

Photographer Daniela Rossell uses examples from her series Ricas y Famosas (Rich and Famous) to work through her own thoughts on the contemporary state of femininity,…

May 2012
Stephen Shore Artist Talk

In 1972 self-taught photographer Stephen Shore set out from his native New York City to Amarillo, Texas, on the first of what would become a decade's worth of road trips across…

April 2012
Parra Mural Time-Lapse

This time-lapse video documents the Dutch graphic artist Parra at work on his mural Weirded Out on SFMOMA's second-floor landing over the course of several days. The site-specific…

March 2012
Bill Fontana on his early influences

Artist Bill Fontana on the physical settings, people, and philosophies that inspire his sound sculptures.

March 2012
Stephanie Syjuco on counterfeit

Artist Stephanie Syjuco describes her performance-based projects for the Frieze Art Fair in London and the P.S.1/MoMA exhibition, "1969."

March 2012
Learning to Love You More: Before web 2.0

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July discuss the primitive nature of their collaborative online project, "Learning to Love You More".

March 2012
Learning to Love You More: Piggybacking assignments

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July describe the collaboration that resulted in their online project, "Learning to Love You More."

March 2012
Learning to Love You More: Instant acceptance

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July explore the accepting nature of their collaborative online project, "Learning to Love You More."

March 2012
Richard Serra artist talk

Richard Serra in conversation with exhibition co-curator Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA, on October 13, 2011.

January 2012
Richard Serra on his Splash Pieces

Richard Serra recalls the different installations of his splash pieces and gives the story on how SFMOMA's version came into the collection.

January 2012
Richard Serra on challenging artistic tradition

Richard Serra discusses how the tradition of an artistic medium can be limiting and explains that artists must invent their own tools for art making.

January 2012
Richard Serra answers: Why make art?

Richard Serra explores how an artist's perception of the world can be impacted by their creation process, and vice-versa.

January 2012
Richard Serra on drawing as visual note taking

Richard Serra uses Le Corbusier's building in France, Ronchamp, as an example of how architectural volumes influence his work.

January 2012
SECA Oral History Interviews

In conjunction with the museum's seventy-fifth anniversary in 2010, SFMOMA curators Janet Bishop and Apsara DiQuinzio conducted a series of oral history interviews with past SECA…

December 2011
Rigo 23 on his Found "Lost Bird" Posters

Rigo 23 discusses the lost bird posters he found throughout San Francisco and considers the ways they reflect the lives of the people who posted them. From 1984-1999, Rigo (born…

December 2011
David Best on the impact of his Burning Man temples

Artist David Best discusses the temporary sculptural temples he has constructed for the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. At the end of the…

December 2011
William Allan on Book Life

Artist William Allan discusses his box projects, focusing on Book Life, a work devoted to revitalizing a forgotten text.

December 2011
Hung Liu on Loom

Artist Hung Liu considers the use of archival photographs and traditional Chinese imagery in her painting Loom.

December 2011
Gay Outlaw on her working methods

Artist Gay Outlaw reflects on the relationship between her current working methods and the domestic skills she learned growing up.

December 2011
Jordan Kantor on his series Eclipse

Jordan Kantor describes the process of creating his print series Eclipse, and discusses his interest in questioning the act of looking.

December 2011
Barry McGee on creating art indoors

Artist Barry McGee considers the differences between creating graffiti outdoors and making art for display in a museum or gallery.

December 2011
Squeak Carnwath on making and viewing her work

Squeak Carnwath details the process of making her paintings and considers the ways viewers might approach her work.

December 2011
Will Rogan on the meaning of things

Will Rogan discusses his series Public Sculpture and Picture the Earth spinning in space, and explores the accidental meaning he finds in the urban environment.

December 2011
Wayne E. Campbell on how he came to work with Wayne R. Campbell

Artist Wayne E. Campbell describes his collaboration with Wayne R. Campbell for his SECA Award exhibition, in which instruction-based art took an inventive and somewhat subversive…

December 2011
Kamau Amu Patton on his Static Field series

2010 SECA Art Award winner Kamau Amu Patton describes the process used to create his Static Field series and discusses the relationship between machines and technology in his…

November 2011
Jim Campbell on the genesis of Exploded Views

Artist Jim Campbell describes the process of developing and creating Exploded Views, a commissioned work that was installed in SFMOMA's atrium in November 2011.

November 2011
Reimagining the Museum: The First Sketches

Learn more about SFMOMA's expansion from museum leaders, community members, and the architects. The expansion, designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta, will provide an…

November 2011
Behind the scenes of Richard Serra Drawing

Watch as artist Richard Serra and Gary Garrels, SFMOMA's Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, go behind-the-scenes of Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective, on…

October 2011