Oct. 26, 2019-April 2020: SFMOMA Announces Upcoming Exhibitions
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announces an exciting schedule of contemporary and media arts exhibitions opening at the museum this fall, underscoring the museum’s commitment to contemporary art
Oct. 26, 2019–Feb.17, 2020
“SOFT POWER” is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values and foreign policies can be more influential than violence or coercion, the title “SOFT POWER” suggests a contemplation on the potential of art and offers a provocation to the public to exert their own influence on the world.
“Richard Mosse: Incoming”
Oct. 26, 2019–Feb.17, 2020
Richard Mosse’s three-screen digital projection “Incoming” (2017) charts the current refugee crisis in Europe. Epic in scope and by turns lyrical and vivid, harrowing and violent, the video installation tracks two major flows of migrants from war-torn regions of Africa and the Middle East to emergency shelters in France and Germany. Utilizing military-grade camera technology, the otherworldly footage evokes the sense that viewers are watching the action covertly as if through night-vision goggles.
2019 SECA Art Award
Nov. 16, 2019–April 12, 2020
The 2019 SECA Art Awardexhibition will feature three Bay Area artists, each with a dedicated gallery: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Sahar Khoury and Marlon Mullen. Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle’s interdisciplinary practice explores “the historical present,” her term for the persistent residue of history in contemporary life. Sahar Khoury transforms discarded materials into sculptures animated by freewheeling experimentation and personal narrative. Marlon Mullen takes magazine covers as his primary source imagery, translating them into vividly painted abstractions.
Visit www.sfmoma.org for more information. Media contacts: Jill Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-357-4172, Clara Hatcher Baruth, email@example.com, 415-357-4177.
October 19-20, 2019: San Francisco Trolley Dances Returns for 16th Year
Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 16th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), October 19 to 20. This year’s route travels along the J-Church Muni Metro light rail line, from the mid-Market/Tenderloin to Noe Valley. Participating companies include dawnsondancesf, GERALDCASELDANCE, Guillermo Galindo, Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, MoToR/dance, SoulForce, plus a preview of Epiphany Dance Theater’s evening-length “Rock & Mortar.” A total of 12 tours are scheduled over the weekend, with six each day. Each tour runs approximately two hours. Admission to SFTD is free with the purchase of a Muni ticket.
Artistic Director Kim Epifano curates the large-scale, site-specific event, working to sustain a public-private partnership that involves the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, multiple professional Bay Area artists and ensembles, and the neighborhoods and community sites where the route is placed each year. SFTD aims to introduce audiences to new neighborhoods and new dance companies that reflect an array of sensibilities, cultures and styles. The unpredictable sounds and sights of San Francisco intermingle with the spontaneity of public response to ensure a dynamic, meaningful experience for audiences and performers.
For more information, visit epiphanydance.org/san-francisco-trolley-dances. Media contact: John Hill,firstname.lastname@example.org.
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