The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, Chip Lord takes a journey through Tomás Saraceno’s futuristic exploration of sustainable urban landscape in the work Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities.
Lord was the cofounder of and a partner in Ant Farm from 1968 to 1978. His work as an artist interrogates architecture using video and photography. He is professor emeritus in film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz and lives in San Francisco.