At BAMPFA, Tongson’s paintings hang alongside works from the museum’s collection of traditional Chinese ink paintings.
The Many Feminisms of Contemporary Art
After years in the making, New Time opens at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
The Unexpected Cinematic Journeys of Ulrike Ottinger
Ottinger explores milieus often ignored in mainstream cinema.
Rosie Lee Tompkins’s Textiles Offer Windows Into Other Worlds
Tompkins’s quilts are at turns abstract beauties, political statements, faith-based texts, and textile craft.
The Radical Collective of 20-Somethings Who Filmed the DNC and RNC of 1972
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has digitized hundreds of hours of raw footage by TVTV, a collective of “video freaks” active throughout the 1970s.
Meet Sylvia Fein, One of the Last Surrealists Still Painting
Fein, who turns 100 years old today, may be the last Surrealist artist still standing.
Inmates Annotate an Archive of Prison Photos With Their Own Stories
The results are arresting, as the writers, who are also men in prison, make anonymous images their own, speaking out of their own experiences, bringing insights and empathy that no outside critic or art historian could.
BAMPFA’s 40-Year Experiment with Artist-Driven Ideas
A radical approach in 1978, MATRIX has remained dynamic by putting the artists first.
A Korean American Artist Who Grappled with Losing Her Voice and Roots
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s personal experience of migration would inform the prodigious output of her art and writing in the 1970s and early ’80s.
At BAMPFA, Two Artists’ Intimate Observations of Lives and Loss
Sometimes the slowed-down processes of painting and drawing reveal far more than the click of a shutter.