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75 Reasons to Live

In January 2010, over the course of a three-day weekend, we invited 75 people to give talks of 7.5 minutes or less, each on a single SFMOMA collection work. This series was originally produced by Open Space (2008-2021), SFMOMA's interdisciplinary publishing platform for artists, writers, community members, et al. Browse the full Open Space archives here for features, interdisciplinary projects, and beautiful vestiges of the blogosphere.
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75 Reasons to Live: Michelle Tea on Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait
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75 Reasons to Live: Suzanne Stein on Constant’s New Babylon
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75 Reasons to Live: Sanjit Sethi on Augustus William Ericson’s Slab of Redwood for a London Dining Table Designed to Seat Forty Guests—Diameter 15 Feet
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75 Reasons to Live: Sam Green on Unknown artist’s Untitled [Women Racing]
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75 Reasons to Live: Rachel Rosen on Eadweard Muybridge’s Panorama of Francisco from California Street Hill
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75 Reasons to Live: Michelle Barger on Doris Salcedo’s Unland: irreversible witness
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75 Reasons to Live: Mark Jensen on Bruce Nauman’s Wax Impressions of the Knees of Five Famous Artists
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75 Reasons to Live: Lisa Robertson on Eva Hesse’s Sans II
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75 Reasons to Live: Leslie Shows on Arthur Dove’s Silver Ball No. 2
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75 Reasons to Live: Joseph Becker on Giovanni Pintori’s Poster
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75 Reasons to Live: Johnny Ray Huston on Diane Arbus’s Xmas Tree in a Living Room, Levittown, L.I.
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75 Reasons to Live: Jens Hoffmann on Felix Gonzalez Torres’s “Untitled” (America #1)
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75 Reasons to Live: Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on J. B. Blunk’s Invisible Presence
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75 Reasons to Live: Jeffrey Fraenkel on Diane Arbus’s A Young Brooklyn Family Going for a Sunday Outing, N.Y.C.
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75 Reasons to Live: Janet Bishop on Watercolors by schoolboys, ages 10-16, from the Chirodzo Art Centre, Southern Rhodesia, 1957
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75 Reasons to Live: Chris Perez on Barry McGee’s Untitled
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75 Reasons to Live: Chip Lord on Terry Fox’s A Metaphor
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75 Reasons to Live: Anne McGuire on Anne Bremer’s Sentinels
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75 Reasons to Live: Megan Brian on Marilyn Minter’s Strut
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75 Reasons to Live: Lynn Hershman Leeson on Tina Modotti’s Convent of Tepotzolán, Mexico
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