A rotating series of "singles," single-channel video works from the SFMOMA collection related to music or appropriating found footage, is presented in an adjoining gallery alongside the late San Francisco-based artist's 1966 film BREAKAWAY, which was a forerunner of the music video genre. The May program of "bonus tracks" moves beyond SFMOMA's collection to feature contemporary videos on loan from Bay Area-based artists.
Schedule of Featured Artists
January and February 2010: Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Bruce Conner, Pipilotti Rist, and Steina
March and April 2010: Dara Birnbaum, Klaus vom Bruch, Tony Cokes, Bruce Conner, and Christian Marclay
May 2010: Anne Colvin, Bruce Conner, John Davis, Kota Ezawa, and Anne McGuire; Conner's film MEA CULPA (1981) will also be featured instead of BREAKAWAY from May 1 to 23.
Long Play: Bruce Conner and the Singles is presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of 75 Years of Looking Forward, a series of exhibitions and events organized in celebration of the museum's anniversary.