Beth Lisick is a poet, writer, and performer. In appreciation of Chris Johanson's Untitled (Figures with black presence) (2002), she reads some choice quotes from the artist's work, over a musical accompaniment by a couple of Johanson's bandmates.Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it “manic splendor“ — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.