Exhibition

Project Los Altos

SFMOMA in Silicon Valley

November 09, 2013 - March 02, 2014

Multiple sites in Los Altos

SFMOMA brings national and international artists to the Silicon Valley community of Los Altos in this unique multisite exhibition. Occupying indoor and outdoor locations throughout the downtown area, Project Los Altos features newly commissioned artist projects by Spencer Finch, Christian Jankowski, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Kateřina Šedá, Alec Soth, and Jessica Stockholder that respond to the history and culture of this former agricultural area, the local residents, and the sites themselves. These new works are joined by documentation of performances staged by Charles Garoian with his students at Los Altos High School from 1970 to 1983, and Jeremy Blake's opulent Winchester trilogy (2002-2004), from the SFMOMA collection, inspired by the eccentric South Bay mansion built by Sarah Winchester.

Exhibition guide (PDF)

Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the City of Los Altos. The lead sponsor of this exhibition is Passerelle Investment Company.

Major support is provided by SFMOMA's Collectors Forum. Generous support is provided by the Bay Area Contemporary Arts Exhibition Fund, founded by Agnes Cowles Bourne; and Brit and Dave Morin. Jim Breyer, Randi and Bob Fisher, Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz, Nion T. McEvoy, and Thomas W. Weisel and Janet Barnes are sponsors of the exhibition. Additional support is provided by the Graue Family Foundation, Alka and Ravin Agrawal, The Black Dog Private Foundation, Phyllis and Bill Draper, Concepción and Irwin Federman, Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, Christopher and Michele Meany, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and the Los Altos Community Foundation.

Passerelle Investment Company City of Los Altos
  • Map of exhibition sites throughout downtown Los Altos.
  • Jeremy Blake, Winchester (still from digital animation), 2003; from the Winchester trilogy; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase: gift of Collectors Forum, Mimi and Peter Haas, Pamela and Richard Kramlich, Elaine McKeon, and Robin Wright; Estate of Jeremy AaronBlake
  • Spencer Finch, Back to Kansas, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; James Cohan Gallery, New York; and Lisson Gallery, London and New York; Spencer Finch
  • Charles Garoian, Documentation of Drill Team: Homecoming Parade, 1973; collection of the artist; Charles Garoian
  • Christian Jankowski, Silicon Valley Talks (production photo), 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with generous funding provided by Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz, courtesy the artist; Christian Jankowski; photo: Chris Tipton-King
  • Chris Johanson, I Do Not Know But Am Open to Learning, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York; Chris Johanson; photo: Ian Reeves
  • Mike Mills, A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought Alone: Silicon Valley Project (still), 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Mike Mills
  • Kateina ed, Everything Is Perfect, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist and Franco Soffiantino Contemporary Art Productions, Turin, Italy; Kateina ed; graphic design by Adam Machek; photo: Ian Reeves
  • Alec Soth, Facebook main campus, Menlo Park, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Alec Soth
  • Jessica Stockholder, Cross Hatch, 2013 (view of the installation in progress); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Jessica Stockholder