Posts Tagged “SFAI”

Objects Sublimated to Things

04.15.2015  |  By

The Thing, founded and run by artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan, is “is a periodical in the form of an object. It’s like a magazine, except that each issue is conceived of by a different contributor and then published on a useful object.” Four times per year, subscribers receive an iteration of the journal. Over the years those object... More

League of F.A.M.E.© — Week 2 Category Draw

10.07.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Week 2 of the League of F.A.M.E is upon us! The video link below reveals the category that will be used for scoring.

Stay tuned tomorrow when we will show you each team’s starting roster, including any moves they made for this week (#hashtag week).

Note: each # is counted as one per source URL. The winner of the week will receive 45 points... More

League of F.A.M.E. Draft Recap

10.02.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

The League of F.A.M.E. draft night was a big hit! There were controversial picks resulting in league-wide votes. There were cheers, there were jeers, and plenty of beers. It all started with the owners choosing their team names. And without further adieu here they are in the order of their draft position:

Conrad M. Meyers II (Aggregate Space) ̵... More

Art School Confidential 2: The MFA Show

05.11.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Spring, at art school, isn’t exactly about sunny days and waiting for the first heirloom tomatoes to show up at farmers’ market. It’s a frantic season of creative pushes, buffing edges, and occasional artistic breakthroughs. More often, it’s a season of anxiety levels spiking along with pollen counts. I’m in deep — thesis advising,... More

Your Student Loans Are Totally Killing You, Dude

03.23.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Go to art shows in San Francisco and you’ll hear people brag drunkenly about how much sex they’re having. You’ll hear all about who’s dating who, who cheated on who and so forth. But what you won’t hear is people bragging about how much money they’re making from their art. The ugly truth is that most artists in San Francisco carry an outrageous amount of student loan debt yet nobody wants to talk about it because, well, it’s unpleasant.

So people talk about other things instead – Sex. Parties. Drugs. Music. Shitty jobs. Survival. Art. Facebook. In fact there’s an endless amount of things to discuss and almost anything is more interesting than debt. Besides, in ... More

Five Questions: George Kuchar

12.07.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests. George Kuchar, legendary San Francisco filmmaker, lives in the Mission district and teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute.]


I like making pictures, videos, movies. Videos now, etc.

Do you collect anything?

I got a whole bunch of things because I didn’t like painting the ... More

On Graduate Exhibitions

05.20.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

The end of the spring term at art schools is marked by multiple convocations – symposia, commencements, barbecues, brunches, kaffeeklatsches – none more charged and peculiar than the graduate exhibition. A vast amount of effort, skilled thought, time and energy is expended on these events, by students, faculty and event organizers. And yet the exhibitions are as a rule ambiguous: grand, chaotic marketplaces where uneven intentions, practices and audiences converge upon one another.

My photographs, I should say, are from a specific event, Sa... More