Magic Is Everywhere: Mel Henderson (1922-2013)

12.04.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Back Page

In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013).


“I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969 — its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events t... More

Diane Ward on a Stereo Daguerreotype of Artist’s Paraphernalia, by an Unknown Photographer

12.02.2013  |  By
Filed under: One on One

Diane Ward

Approximate 1850 artifice. The uses of the stereoscopic trick: you are enlisted in displacing the site of depth perception’s processing from the brain to the outside, to the modern double image. By its doubling, you are enlisted in its presence as the left image that is not-complete, the right image that is not-complete. You are also e... More

Police Eyes: A Conversation with Joshua Clover

11.29.2013  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

“Polis is eyes.” — Charles Olson

As I think I told you, I read your article “White Wigs, Black Masks: On Pop Surveillance” in The Nation and thought how good it would be to talk to the author, before glancing up to see it was written by a person I know. So I am very pleased to be able to communicate about this and thought... More

5 Questions: Jana Machin

11.29.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Jana Machin, director of SFMOMA’s MuseumStore, in the store’s temporary location on Yerba Buena Lane, where it will be unti... More

Happy Thanksgiving

11.28.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Field Of Disappointments / Shame On My Hands

11.26.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Well my fair faggots,
Here’s the last installment of my record, Cosmic Surgery. I hope when you are sitting around your Thanksgiving table this week you remember to give thanks to Dynasty Handbag’s childhood traumas for making your life so much better by the gift of music and laughter that she has blessed you with. Then say just kidding! Then go throw up all the guilty meat-eating you just did. Stay skinny!


Collection Rotation: Annie Albagli

11.25.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

In our regular feature Collection Rotation, a guest selects from SFMOMA’s collection works online. This fall artists with Bay Area ties take over the series. In addition to their rotations, we asked each artist to answer poet Robert Duncan’s request to students in his 1958 Workshop in Basic Techniques and provide us with a set of influences for... More

Rachel Federman: Kennedy?

11.22.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

FIELD WORK: Frances Richard

11.21.2013  |  By

On the occasion of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, SFMOMA curator of public programs Frank Smigiel and poet and playwright Kevin Killian co-organized a small chapbook of poetry, beautifully hand-produced by Andrew Kenower and Lara Durback. We are posting selections from FIELD WORK on Open Space throughout the fall.

Composite Emptiness
Frances Richa... More

Never Enough of Anything!

11.20.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

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