Posts Tagged “Oakland Museum”

Proposal for a Museum: Terry Smith, ‘You Can Be a Museum, or Contemporary …’

02.05.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Later this year SFMOMA will close for an 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 Terry Smith.

In the late 1980s, when museums of contemporary art began to be founded throughout the... More

Irruptions of the Marvelous

11.22.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Mark Dion, the environmental and conceptual artist, has a major exhibit in the Bay Area for the first time in more than a decade. His latest project is on view at the Oakland Museum until March 6th next year.


Dion’s trademark gesture is to go “backstage,” as the sociologist Ervin Goffmann would have put it, to the sites of production of official and institutional knowledge. His practice is to make art that reveals the heterogeneous context of discovery. The making and presentation of knowledge turns out, upon investigation, to b... More