The search function is the pinnacle of any networked system, an access point that has evolved from an aspect of internal networks into being synonymous with the almighty search engine. In the ’80s, a time when our internal networks were flawed by unstructured information management, Thomas D. Wilson began studying behaviors related to seeking inf... More
Posts Tagged “Sol LeWitt”
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 their work — a “constellation of their genius.” Today, please welcome Elizabeth Sims. To find her map, follow the footnote citations.
Much of my work lately has begun at the point of acceptance... More
The return of our regular feature Collection Rotation, in which a guest organizes a mini “exhibition” 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 Techniq... More
The first time I came to New York everybody told me I had to visit Printed Matter. It’s an amazing little shop packed floor to ceiling with artist’s books, zines, prints, posters, and art. For me personally, it was one of those places that I’d always hoped would exist but never found anything quite like in all my travels.
Not only... More
Can there be architecture without buildings? What if a wall or a floor went on forever? The works in our current show, Field Conditions, pose these questions and more about the construction, experience, and representation of space. In an attempt to expand our general interpretation of architectural ideas, its focus is on an array of p... More
Do you collect anything?
One of the things that I collect was actually inspired by an exhibition that we had here at SFMOMA about 10 years ago called California Pottery; that’s where I learned to love Bauer ringware pottery. I have several small bowls and a butter plate. I prefer the black ringware because it’s the rarest. When I got married four or five years ago I happily found out that my husband collected Bauer flowerpots, so between the two of us we have quite a nice collection.More
You may remember a Flickr pic of the week post from last May of Sol Lewitt’s Steel Sculpture. Here’s another take on the same work that I couldn’t pass up. Christie Landrie took 365 pictures of herself in 2010, and we were lucky that she took #273 at SFMOMA.
We choose the Flickr pictures of the week from anything... More
This week we have an example of two ways to see Sol Lewitt’s Steel Structure. SFMOMA’s image:
And our Flickr pic of the week from Doug Smith:
Doug says: “I find it intriguing that a medium (photography) can portray another medium (sculpture) in a whole new light/perspective.” Thanks Doug!
We choose the Flickr pictures of ... More
[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.]
Name/Place of Residence/Occupation/Hobby?
My name is Rebekah. I am an optician and I live in Noe Valley with my husband Adam. My hobby is—a couple of things: I like playing with the dog, Oliver, and then I also make music with my husband, Adam.
My name is Adam and I live in San Franc... More
This is Tammy. It’s hard to imagine that the Sol LeWitts are gone. We got up REALLY EARLY last week to witness the big event and I think I gasped when the first roll of paint hit it. And not because I’m one of those people who believe in the sacredness of art and its artifacts, but because I suddenly realized that these g... More
[At 6am this Wednesday morning, the iconic and colorful Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings #935 and #936 will be “deinstalled” (read: painted over), in part to make room for some VERY BIG sculptures that will be part of the upcoming Martin Puryear exhibition in November. Any SFMOMA search on Flickr will immediately turn up dozens of images of th... More