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YBCA Public Square: November 2015

Photo: Joe IanoCommunity Think Tank: Urban FutureBea Fremderman, Kafka Office (still), 2013, Courtesy the artist Weston Teruya, concept sketch, 2015. Courtesy the artist.Won Ju Lim, Raycroft is Dead (detail). Photo: Ben Lyon.
INTRODUCING THE YBCA PUBLIC SQUARE

Throughout time, the public square has served as an open place where people of all kinds have gathered to share new information, to surface big questions, and to enact change.

As an art center and a citizen institution, there is no better place for a modern-day public square than YBCA. That’s because it will take the inspiration and creativity of all of us to create the change we want to see in the world and YBCA is committed to its role as an inclusive gathering place.

During a YBCA Public Square, you’re invited to join us for programs designed to spur conversation, cultivate empathy, and address the key questions of our time.

TICKETS

Tickets to Public Square include access to the Designs of the Urban Future event, gallery exhibitions and the Opening Night Party.

Regular: $10

Members: Free

YBCA:You: Free
Headline Event
Photo: Tommy Lau

YBCA is a home for creative thinkers and makers of all kind. Our ability to bring together different people, communities, and resources allows us to pursue breakthrough solutions to the challenges facing our community today. Our latest venture is a think tank that gathers creative thinkers, artists, activists, professionals, and citizens from around the Bay Area. Over the course of several months, they’ve met at YBCA to interrogate a big question: What is the future of urban life?

Schedule of Events

11 AMDonor Day of Discovery
Donors at the Groundbreaker level and above are invited for a special Public Square experience.
Noon–10 PMGalleries Open
Noon–5 PMDesigns of the Urban Future
Generated by our Community Think Tank.
4 PMDegenerate Art Ensemble: Preshow
5 PMDegenerate Art Ensemble: Predator Songstress
World Premiere!
6–10 PMOpening Night Party: Office Space and Work in Progress: Investigations South of Market
Featuring DJs from Surface Tension, Nihar Bhatt and Chris Zaldua.
YBCA Public Square: November 7, 2015: Brochure

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More to Experience
Photo: Joe Iano

"Post punk vaudeville" —LA Times

DJ Chris Zaldua of Surface Tension. Courtesy the artist.

Celebrate the openings of Office Space and Work in Progress with music, performance, and signature cocktails.

Weston Teruya, concept sketch, 2015. Courtesy the artist.

Eight artists. Three on-site residencies. One neighborhood.

Joseph DeLappe, The Mouse Mandala, 2006,
 Courtesy the artist

Subverting contemporary office culture to explore labor practices in the 21st century economy.

Weston Teruya, concept sketch, 2015. Courtesy the artist.

Eight artists. Three on-site residencies. One neighborhood.

Tom Loughlin, from Work in Progress: Investigations South of Market.

Tom Loughlin presents a six-channel sound installation of ambient sounds around SOMA.

Courtesy the artist.

Sports venues as cultural architecture South of Market with Work in Progress artists Stadium Projects.

Joseph DeLappe, The Mouse Mandala, 2006,
 Courtesy the artist

Subverting contemporary office culture to explore labor practices in the 21st century economy.

DJ Chris Zaldua of Surface Tension. Courtesy the artist.

Celebrate the openings of Office Space and Work in Progress with music, performance, and signature cocktails.

Photo: Tommy Lau

Our Community Think Tank responds: What is the future of urban life?

Weston Teruya, concept sketch, 2015. Courtesy the artist.

Eight artists. Three on-site residencies. One neighborhood.

Joseph DeLappe, The Mouse Mandala, 2006,
 Courtesy the artist

Subverting contemporary office culture to explore labor practices in the 21st century economy.

Joseph DeLappe, The Mouse Mandala, 2006,
 Courtesy the artist

Subverting contemporary office culture to explore labor practices in the 21st century economy.

George Chen

A special evening of stand-up from West Coast comedians riffing on the reality of contemporary office life and corporate culture. 

Clockwise from top left: Ryan Trecartin, K-CoreaINC. K (section a), 2009. Laure Prouvost, We Know We Are Just Pixels, 2015. Norman Wilson, Webinars, 2011. Robert Todd, Office Suite, 2009.

Following themes from Office Space, these films examine the nature of contemporary work.

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

We will host a screening of the Mike Judge film Office Space in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name.

 

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