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BAN7: Exhibition

Bay Area Now 7

BAN7: Exhibition

Final days! BAN7 closes Oct 5
  • Mike Rothfeld, "I stopped believing in them some time ago... but they're still here.", 2014. Image courtesy Mike Rothfeld and Stairwell's. Copyright Mike Rothfeld 2014.
  • Irot, The Estria Battle 2013: Oakland, CA.  Painted live with the theme of “DREAM.”  www.estria.org. The Estria Foundation.
  • Christina Marie Fong, My Record Collection, © 2014 Creativity Explored Licensing LLC., acrylic and ink on cardboard, various sizes. Creativity Explored.
  • Susan O’Malley, A Healing Walk, 2013, Nine signs installed on nature trail at Montalvo Arts Center, Wood, hardware and paint, Work commissioned by Lucas Artist Program for Happiness is… exhibition at the Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California. Pho
  • Gary Harrell and Roy Gilstrap, The Cell, 12H x17W x6D, 2013, Photo courtesy Peter Merts. San Quentin Prison Arts Project.
Mike Rothfeld, "I stopped believing in them some time ago... but they're still here.", 2014. Image courtesy Mike Rothfeld and Stairwell's. Copyright Mike Rothfeld 2014.
YBCA: You FREE
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 to Sun, Oct 5, 2014

First Tuesdays of the month FREE

Regular $10

Seniors, Students & Teachers $8

Non-profit Employees. KQED members $8

With valid public transportation pass or day-of transfer, or a public library card $8

YBCA Members, YBCA:You FREE

With Go San Francisco Card FREE

Children five years of age or younger FREE

BAN7's core idea is to decentralize the curatorial process, and centralize the public presentation of some of the most exciting artistic voices in the region today.

The visual arts component of Bay Area Now 7 has been reconceived through an open and rigorous selection process. By inviting noncommercial, small- to mid-size regional visual arts organizations to curate site-specific projects with Bay Area artists in YBCA’s galleries, we are making visible the rich complexity of our many arts communities. Using an art fair style format in which the selected participants curate projects for specific locations throughout an exhibition space, BAN7 celebrates visual arts organizations as vital players in the local arts ecology. The exhibition aims to foster increased appreciation for Bay Area art, artists, and organizers, and to promote a greater understanding of the vast range of practices and individual visions that make the Bay Area such a vibrant center for contemporary art.

Read more — From the Curators: BAN7 Visual Arts Exhibition

Mike Rothfeld, "I stopped believing in them some time ago... but they're still here.", 2014. Image courtesy Mike Rothfeld and Stairwell's. Copyright Mike Rothfeld 2014.
Photo: Tommy Lau
Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White
Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White
Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White
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Photo: Tommy Lau
Fri, Jul 18, 8:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of YBCA's signature triennial event with Honey Soundsystem!...

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Bay Area Now 7: Opening Night Party
Fri, Jul 18, 8:00 PM
Photo: Tommy Lau

Join the artists and organizations in a celebration of YBCA’s signature triennial, Bay Area Now 7! Enjoy cocktails and lively entertainment, and meet and mingle with some of the Bay Area’s finest contemporary artists. Featuring Marc Kate and Brian Tester of Adobe Books Backroom Gallery and DJ collective Honey Soundsystem.

6-8 PM VIP EXCLUSIVES:

6-7 PM Exclusive tour and reception for Curators Circle ($500+) and above. Please RSVP to Emily at elakin@ybca.org or 415.321.1320.
7-8 PM Preview Reception for Discoverer ($165+) and above. Please RSVP to Emily at elakin@ybca.org or 415.321.1320.
7-9 PM Groundbreaker Members ($300+) and above are welcome in our Donor Lounge.

Continue the celebration of YBCA's Bay Area Now 7 at the CounterPulse Underground After Party. Deep beats and immersive visuals by SURFACE TENSION with sets by DJs Justin Anastasi, Nihar Bhatt, Jason Polastri, and Chris Zaldua. See the future home of CounterPulse in the raw before renovation begins. More details & tickets »

Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White
Thu, Jul 24, 6:00 PM

Join us for an exciting evening featuring experimental multi- and inter-disciplinary...

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Inside the Lucas Artists Residency Program
Thu, Jul 24, 6:00 PM
Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White

Join us for an exciting evening featuring experimental multi- and inter-disciplinary art by Lucas Artists Residency Program fellows! This soiree will feature performances by Seattle-based composer Tiffany Lin; musician, performer, and Mexico City denizen Andres Solis; and Columbian dancer Sandra Gomez. Artists Susan O’Malley and Leah Rosenberg will present a performance involving audience participation. Attendees can mingle, enjoy food and drink, and get to know the artists.

Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White
Sat, Jul 26, 2:00 PM

A workshop teaching critical, hands-on survival skills for local artists who need...

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Survival Training for the San Francisco Artist
Sat, Jul 26, 2:00 PM
Installation view, Bay Area Now 7, Photo: Phocasso / John Wilson White

A workshop teaching critical, hands-on survival skills for local artists who need preparation and endurance training for living and thriving in the Bay Area. Learn how to effectively source, forage, and re-purpose in order to provide yourself with your basic and creative needs as well as basic survival tips for the urban dweller. Participants will leave with a handbook to prepare for the most common emergencies encountered in San Francisco, and merit badges will be awarded upon completion of this course.

Behind the scenes

The visual arts component of Bay Area Now 7 has been reconceived through an open and rigorous selection process. By inviting noncommercial, small- to mid-size regional visual arts organizations to curate site-specific projects... More »

Betti-Sue Hertz
Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts
Assistant Curator, Visual Arts

Bay Area Now 7 is made possible through the generous support of Rena Bransten, Helmut Wolfgang Schumann Foundation, Charles and Cheryl Ward, and Tom and Carol Burkhart.

Media Sponsor: San Francisco Bay Guardian, KQED

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

Special Innovation Projects in 14-15 are supported, in part, by generous grants from: The James Irvine Foundation, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, and Abundance Foundation.

YBCA Exhibitions 14-15 is made possible in part by: Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, the Creative Ventures Council, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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