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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: Tony Labat on Howard Fried’s Inside the Harlequin: Approach-Avoidance III and II
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75 Reasons to Live: Stephen Hartman on Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (Golden)
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75 Reasons to Live: Stephanie Hanor on Bruce Conner’s SOUND OF ONE HAND ANGEL
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75 Reasons to Live: Sandra Phillips on Alfred Stieglitz’s Georgia O’Keeffe — Neck
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75 Reasons to Live: Renny Pritikin on Robert Arneson’s Harvey
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75 Reasons to Live: Peter Samis on Wright Morris’s Storefronts, Western Kansas
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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: Martin Venezky on Unknown artist’s Untitled [California Rancher/Cowboy in Front of a Backdrop]
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75 Reasons to Live: Lawrence Rinder on Lebbeus Woods’s Quake City, from the San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake
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75 Reasons to Live: Kamau Patton on Nata Piaskowski’s Untitled [Playing Handball]
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75 Reasons to Live: Kaja Silverman on Robert Rauschenberg’s Cy + Roman Steps (I-V)
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75 Reasons to Live: Julio César Morales on Ansel Adams’s Diego Rivera Painting the Fresco “Still Life and Blossoming Almond Trees”
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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: Henry Urbach on Ewan Gibbs’s San Francisco
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75 Reasons to Live: Duane R. Deterville on Pablo Picasso’s Tête de trois quarts (Head in Three-Quarter View)
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75 Reasons to Live: Dominic Willsdon on László Moholy-Nagy’s Vom Funkturm (From the Radio Tower)
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75 Reasons to Live: Craig Baldwin on Wallace Berman’s Semina 7
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75 Reasons to Live: Chip Lord on Terry Fox’s A Metaphor
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75 Reasons to Live: Catherine Wagner on Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan’s Untitled, from the installation Evidence
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75 Reasons to Live: Beth Lisick on Chris Johanson’s Untitled (Figures with black presence)
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