Lava Thomas said she was elated to find out her proposal had been selected out of hundreds of applicants, but two weeks later she got a call saying that the sponsors will instead pursue a more figurative, traditional design.
Eliasson suggested that it was just fine for people to touch his artwork. He even said it would be great if anyone wanted to kiss or hug the spheres.
The protagonist of Unseen, like its creator, is blind. The characters she fights often underestimate her because of her disability — and that’s a big mistake.
“It’s a terrific affirmation, not only for myself, but for a lot of the old bandits and pirates that helped me in the business.”
Pio Abad’s exhibition, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite offers sculptures that monumentalize the political consequences of Ferdinand Marcos’s dictatorship in the Philippines.
The artist says he wants the 107-feet-long mural at SFMOMA to get people to interact with one another.
The decision to lay off Bob Linder outraged many members of the Bay Area arts community, sparking a petition encouraging 500 Capp Street to rehire the curator and leading two artists to withdraw work from exhibitions.
Although social media has amped up the sharing of photos, the urge behind it is nothing new.
Carlie Wilmans, founder of the arts nonprofit 500 Capp Street Foundation, has come under fire after starting proceedings to evict a family from a duplex she owns in the Mission District.
Niloufar Talebi, who knew Shamlou since she was a child, has written a memoir and opera on the poet and how he affected her life.
The museum has opened a permanent exhibition about Black activism in the Bay Area, which, contrary to public perception, was not always an accepting, progressive place.
Satsuki Ina, who contributed familial artifacts to an exhibition on the detention of Japanese Americans, is also organizing a memorial and protest with 60 former incarcerees.