Posts Tagged “Jochen Gerz”

5 Questions: Rudolf Frieling

10.11.2013  |  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 Rudolf Frieling, Curator of  Media Arts, in our new Kearny Street offices, where a lot of our staff have temporarily relocated until our building reopens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

Would three terms do as well? Art, media, and contemporary culture. What this means in practice is that I look at art, engage ... More

THE GIFT, Installed, Part 2

02.17.2009  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Field Notes

I’m obsessed with the how and where people are installing their Gerz gift portraits, and the relationships they’re having with the portraits.

The outdoor installs are great (from funderbolt):

Some are naming theirs (“She looks like an Ashley to me”):

anna leah says:  I’ve had a blast with this experience. I especia... More

Jochen Gerz, THE GIFT, installed

02.10.2009  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Field Notes

Jochen Gerz was here on Sunday handing out portraits to participants of THE GIFT, and now the portraits are making their way all over town and, one can hope, beyond. We’ve set up a Flickr group for all participants to upload pictures of where and how they’ve installed their “gifts”—do note that participants who sat to have their portrait taken were given not their own picture, but a picture of stranger to take home with them.

Here’s Heidi De Vries, out at the Headlands Sunday afternoon with hers:

Photo: Alek... More

Closing weekend of Art of Participation: Things to, um, Participate In

02.06.2009  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Exhibit A: MTAA is going to do their you-voted-it-through performance AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE (We Solemnly Promise That No One Will Get Naked) tomorrow at high noon. Gather yourselves circa 11:45 a.m. in front of the freight elevator on the third floor, where the performance will take place. If you’re not familiar with MTAA, check out Karaok... More

No thing. Not anything. Naught. NOT YET.

10.28.2008  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

This is a portrait studio if I say so.


Doesn’t look like much, does it?

It will. This pair of empty desks and chairs tucked into a corner of the third-floor landing will shortly become the portrait studio for the Jochen Gerz project THE GIFT, part of the upcoming exhibition The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now. In brief: the exhibition ex... More