Projects + Perspectives
A Place for Artists: Commissioning a New SFMOMA
Curator Gary Garrels discusses the history of the Atrium as a space for new art commissions and the impact that Julie Mehretu’s monumental works, HOWL, eon (I, II), will have on the museum and its community.
The Art of Raging Against the Machine
The art of the political poster is enduring, empowering, giving voice to the marginalized. It is meant to inform, to stir an emotional reaction, to call attention to the potential for catastrophe, to elicit empathy and even fear. In this story, we get to the heart the political poster, a selection of which are now on view in Get with the Action: Political Posters from the 1960s to Now.
An Open Space partnership with CounterPulse, The Lab, ODC Theater, Performance at SFMOMA, and Z Space, Limited Edition explores questions of legacy and lineage through performances, discussions, and gatherings at various locations throughout the city from January to March 2018, and includes a series of commissioned texts.
Over the next several months, Open Space will be reissuing recordings from SFMOMA's Living Room gathering in 2011, at which artists, writers, and others shared personal recollections of Bay Area art histories that shaped their lives.
Notes on Border Crossing, Imagined and Invisible Places, Invented Cartography and Purposeful Cultural Smuggling
Focus on Japanese Photography
Centered on SFMOMA’s large, diverse collection of Japanese photography from the postwar years to the present, this digital publication examines the development of the country’s distinctive and innovative photographic culture through the work of key practitioners of the last six decades.