Posts Tagged “Collection”

Proposal for a Museum: El Lissitzky

01.12.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an expansion project planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. And now and then, the editors present “proposals” discovered elsewhere. Today: El Lissitzky’s Kabinett der Abstrakten.

El Lissitzky built this modular and changeable room for abstract art in 1927–28 at the invitation of Alexander Dorner for the Landesmuseum in Hannover. The Abstract Cabinet was destroyed in 1936 ... More

Proposal for a Museum by Ahmet Öğüt: Artifact (hereafter referred to as the work of art)

01.08.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal is by Ahmet Öğüt.

How can we grasp the relationship between an institution and its collection of objec... More

Happy Thanksgiving

11.24.2011  |  By
Filed under: Back Page

Marriage Equality – Status Update

11.18.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Today from 1pm-5pm we’re streaming The Air We Breathe – Marriage Equality: Status Update, a series of public discussions looking at the state of the campaign for marriage equality. More information on the program is here. Please join us for discussion in the chat box below the video. I’ll be moderating comments there, and when possible will relay your questions to the panelists. If you’d like to chime in via Twitter, use the hashtag #TAWB. UPDATE: I’ll post all the video of the day’s discussions here on Monday.

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Paris en photos: Erin O’Toole

10.19.2011  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

A Collection Rotation–style post, from one of our curators who really does rotate the collection. Please welcome Assistant Curator of Photography Erin O’Toole.

Soon after the invention of the daguerreotype was announced in 1839, Paris was overtaken by a fever for photography dubbed “daguerreotypomania.” Made the following year, this well-known lithograph (above) illustrates the excitement with which the new technology was immediately embraced. Seemingly everybody was taking pictures of everything from every mode of modern transporta... More

Pop-Up Poets: Yedda Morrison on Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson

08.31.2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we enjoyed a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honored writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gave a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwork on view.... More

Pop-Up Poets: Brent Cunningham on Hanne Darboven

08.24.2011  |  By
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This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwor... More

Pop-Up Poets: Evan Kennedy on Marie Laurencin

08.17.2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwor... More

Pop-Up Poets: Amber DiPietra on IwamotoScott Architecture

08.10.2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwor... More

Pop-Up Poets: Arnold J. Kemp on Mary Heilmann

08.03.2011  |  By
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This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwork... More

Pop-Up Poets: Douglas Kearney on Wifredo Lam

07.27.2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwor... More

Pop-Up Poets: Bhanu Kapil on Jim Goldberg

07.20.2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwor... More

Pop-Up Poets: Ariel Goldberg on Robert Gober

07.13.2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwor... More

On Bill Fontana’s “Sonic Shadows”

07.11.2011  |  By
Filed under: Essay, One on One

Our guest writer today is architect Chris Downey. Welcome!

Stepping through the lobby and into the atrium of SFMOMA, you may be greeted by strange sounds of dripping water, metallic pings, or intermittent clicks. Just as you think you might recognize the sound, it vanishes. Sometimes it seems to travel right past you, while other sounds seem to swerve somewhere near you. It’s hard to tell, though, as there’s no evidence of anything around that could be making the noise — or so I’m told. I cannot see and came to visit the museum with a number of friends, most of them also blind or visually impaired. We came to experience Sonic Shadows, the temporary site-specific sound installation by San Francisco’s own Bill Fontana. We didn’t know it at the time, but it was Bill’s work that greeted us as we stepped toward the atrium.

Bill Fontana, audio clip of site-specific installation Sonic Shadows, at SFMOMA, 2011.

This was an incredible experience on many levels. We had the opportu... More

Happy Fourth of July

07.04.2011  |  By
Filed under: Back Page

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A handful of the works that surface via an SFMOMA collections keyword search on “Japan”:

03.20.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Back Page

Please consider donating to any of a number of organizations supporting earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster relief efforts in Japan.

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VVORK

10.15.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Of the dozen or so art blogs I know of, Vvork is the one I most frequently recommend and regularly visit. It has become a familiar resource, a routine stop for informal research. Vvork is curated/edited by a team of four (spread across three cities) who “think of the site as an exhibition space…updated daily.” It mimics a physical... More

Mosquito Crossing

05.16.2008  |  By
Filed under: Back Page

Ugh, hot. And they say it’s not going to stop just yet. And there was a mosquito in my room last night. Which puts me in mind of:

R&Sie
Mosquito Bottleneck Project, Trinidad

R&Sie, Mosquito Bottleneck Project, Trinidad, 2003 Collection SFMOMA

This fourteen-hundred-square-foot home was designed for a media-art collector living on the... More

Olafur Eliasson and Andy Bell: Separated at Birth?

05.05.2008  |  By
Filed under: Back Page

Eliasson fans, I’ve just had word that Olafur’s One-way colour tunnel, pictured at top, and installed here on the fifth floor bridge since Take your time: Olafur Eliasson opened last September, is coming down May 27. Come and see it while you can.

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