Sat, November 24, 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Exhibition
    Oct 13, 2012 – Jan 27, 2013
    FREE with gallery admission
    Downstairs Galleries

    FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX! provides visitors an opportunity to explore Nayland Blake’s unique collection of over 3,000 LPs. You are invited to sign up for a DJ set to spin at the turntables within the installation, Ruins of a Sensibility.

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  • Community Program
    ODC Dance presents The Velveteen Rabbit
    Nov 23, 2012 1:00pm
    Nov 24, 2012 1:00pm
    Nov 25, 2012 1:00pm
    Nov 29, 2012 10:00am
    Nov 30, 2012 10:00am
    Dec 1, 2012 12:00pm
    Dec 1, 2012 3:00pm
    Dec 2, 2012 1:00pm
    Dec 6, 2012 10:00am
    Dec 7, 2012 10:00am
    Dec 8, 2012 12:00pm
    Dec 8, 2012 3:00pm
    Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm
    Lam Research Theater
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    ODC Dance presents
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    Lam Research Theater at YBCA

    A Bay Area holiday tradition for over 25 years, ODC’s enchanting production of The Velveteen Rabbit returns to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Based on the beloved children’s classic by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit features inventive choreography by KT Nelson, engaging narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, colorful costumes, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the exquisite dancers of ODC’s renowned professional company. Visit www.odcdance.org.

    Sunday Nov 25, 2pm: Milk & Cookies Party following the performance in the Forum

    Photo: RJ Muna

    Performance

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