Posts Tagged “Terry Fox”

Sunlight and Shadows: Al Wong in Conversation

05.03.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Conversations

We are presenting daylong screenings of Al Wong’s Twin Peaks (1977) in SFMOMA’s Phyllis Wattis Theater on Free Tuesday, May 7. Over the course of a year the San Francisco native shot this contemplative journey, winding around the distinctive hills in the city. Twin Peaks was featured at SFMOMA in a spotlight screening of his work in 197... More

George Bolling: Invisible is the Medium

03.29.2013  |  By
Filed under: Back Page, Conversations

Watching the mesmerizing coverage of the Mars Rover landing this summer, I was reminded of video artist George Bolling’s 1974 pioneering, real-time broadcast event Jupiter Flyby which attracted over 25,000 visitors to the Exploratorium in San Francisco between November 26 and December 2 of that year. During the event, Bolling was stationed at NAS... More

Terry Fox: Timbre

03.13.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Thirty seven years ago on March 13, 1976, the then-San Francisco artist Terry Fox (1943–2008) performed Timbre for an audience at the Mountain Theatre at Mount Tamalpais. Fox’s text below on his SFMOMA offsite performance was originally published by the nonprofit La Mamelle (1975–1995) and illustrated with photo documentation by Tom Mario... More

Receipt of Delivery: Reese Palley / San Francisco

09.29.2012  |  By

Receipt of Delivery is a weekly series featuring Bay Area exhibition mailers selected from the SFMOMA Research Library’s collection of artists’ ephemera.

“Many thanks again for the guided tour through the Bay Area. It was one of the richest evenings during our trip: in one night four artists for documenta 5. This is to confirm the documenta will officially invite for participation Terry Fox, Howard Fried, John C. Fernie, and Jim Melchert.” – Harald Szeemann (correspondence with Carol Lindsley, Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, Dec... More

Receipt of Delivery: Site

07.19.2012  |  By

Receipt of Delivery is a weekly series featuring Bay Area exhibition mailers selected from the SFMOMA Research Library’s collection of artists’ ephemera.

Marilyn Bogerd, Mike Roddy, and Alan B. Scarritt established Site (later Site, Cite, Sight, Inc.) in San Francisco “to support artists without regard to its commercial potential” (brochure). During the initial years the founders curated 32 single-artist shows and held two group shows. The process evolved into an “artists choosing artists” series in which those artis... More

Diary of a Crazy Artist: Crazy for You

03.09.2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Chris Burden, arranging for his friend to shoot him in the arm in 1971, then calling it art. Then arranging to be crucified on a Volkswagen, getting long steel nails hammered through his palms, again, for art.

Robert Capa, after surviving the D-Day landing at Normandy, went on to co-found Magnum with Henri Cartier Bresson only to step on a landmine... More

75 Reasons to Live: Chip Lord on Terry Fox

09.09.2010  |  By
Filed under: One on One

 

Chip Lord is a media artist working with video and digital photography, and was a founding member of the art and architecture collective Ant Farm. He’s talking about Terry Fox‘s 1976  sculpture, A Metaphor. And for more Terry Fox, see Sarah Roberts’s talk on Pendulum Spit Bite, just below. Thank you, Chip!

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75 Reasons to Live: Sarah Roberts on Terry Fox

09.09.2010  |  By
Filed under: One on One

Sarah Roberts is SFMOMA Associate Curator of Collections and Research, and she’s talking here about Terry Fox’s print Pendulum Spit Bite (1977). It’s quite delicate and especially difficult to read in the video, click the thumbnail for a slightly better view. Or come down and see it in person! The work is only on view through next... More