Sun, October 28, 2012
  • Exhibition
    Oct 12, 2012 – Jan 27, 2013
    Downstairs Galleries
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    Swedish-born artist Nathalie Djurberg’s unsettling avian menagerie takes flight this fall at YBCA. Using actual bird species as inspiration for her sometimes grotesque forms, Djurberg explores physical and psychological transformation as well as pageantry, perversion, and abjection in avian society. In addition to the wild flock of more than eighty freestanding bird sculptures on view, the exhibition also includes five animated films, in which avian psychology is superimposed upon human behavior with extraordinary results. Her clay animations are set to music and sound effects by her partner and collaborator Hans Berg.

    Exhibition
  • Exhibition
    Oct 27, 2012 – Feb 17, 2013
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    In conjunction with the exhibition The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg, YBCA presents A Mad Tea Party: Five Videos by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, a selection of important works where complex and twisted narratives are performed by molding clay figures in constructed environments. Spanning the past eight years of the artists’ career, these animations depict their characteristically dark tales that plumb the depths of human psychology to dramatic effect, and include human and animal characters that are thrown together into strange and mythological scenarios laden with sexuality and violence.

    Exhibition
  • Community Engagement
    Sep 25, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013
    FREE
    Front Door Gallery

    The migration to a hybrid experience of life, one that combines the physical and the digital worlds, is well underway. The newest RBI installation, New World, New Sequence, channels the intersections of organic and engineered experiences in our era of ever more mediated realities. Using sound and sensory exploration, live projection, painting, sculpture, and interactive online resources, it asks what our shared responsibilities should be in the freer new world that is emerging.

    Community Engagement
  • Exhibition
    Oct 12, 2012 – Jan 27, 2013
    Downstairs Galleries
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    Nayland Blake was one of the pioneers of performance art in the Bay Area in the 1980s. His work often explored aspects of the queer urban lifestyle. Though now based in New York, his most recent work is a return to his earlier processes from that period, where materials and spontaneity generate sculptural works that are informal, precarious, nonsensical, and odd or uncanny. For his upcoming solo exhibition at YBCA, Blake will create spontaneous sculptures using his life as the catalyst. Also included in the exhibition are a DJ booth stocked with Blake’s collection of over three thousand LPs, which visitors will be invited to spin; and the recreation of a mural by Chuck Arnett (1962), which decorated the wall of the Tool Box, a leather bar in what is now San Francisco’s SoMa district.

    Exhibition
  • Exhibition
    Oct 27, 2012 – Feb 17, 2013
    Upstairs Galleries

    William Cordova works in installation, performance, sculpture, film, photography, and drawing. He focuses on architecture and landscapes, and reconstructs, reconsiders, and reconnects past events to reveal their relevancy in today’s social climate. Creating ephemeral monuments, Cordova sees the visual arts as a platform for discussing our common experiences, needs, and struggles.

    Exhibition
  • Performance
    Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm
    YBCA

    YBCA and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present a new production of John Cage’s musical carnival Musicircus in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. This free all-day event also features food carts, student performances, and a self-guided sound walk.

    Performance
  • FilmVideo
    Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm

    Director in person. This insightful film documents the fifty-year collaboration between two revolutionary American artists: composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Tracing the history of their renowned collaboration, the film explores the artistic and philosophical associations that Cage and Cunningham have had with a wide range of leading figures in the art, literary, dance and music worlds.
    Director Elliot Caplan will answer questions from the audience following the screening, moderated by Ann Murphy, Chair of the Dance Department at Mills College.(1991, 100 min, digital)

    Film/Video
  • Community Program
    Alonzo King LINES Ballet — 30th Anniversary Year
    Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm
    Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm
    Oct 21, 2012 4:00pm
    Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm
    Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm
    Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm
    Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm
    Oct 28, 2012 4:00pm
    Lam Research Theater at YBCA (formerly Novellus Theater)
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    Alonzo King LINES Ballet — 30th Anniversary Year
    Fall Home Season 2012
    Celebrating 30 years of creativity, innovation and collaboration

    This visually stunning collaboration between Alonzo King and acclaimed San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell kicks off Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s year-long 30th anniversary. Campbell’s work has been described as part light sculpture and part cinematic screen. This world premiere uses 1,000 LED spheres programmed in synchronized interplay with the dancers to produce a visionary evening of light and dance.

    View LINES Ballet’s recent collaboration with Campbell on his piece Exploded Views, on exhibit through October 23, 2012 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA): www.linesballet.org/performances/current-season/

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    Photo: RJ Muna

    Performance

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