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Bay Area Now 8

Sep 07 2018 — Mar 24 2019
Sep 07 — Mar 24
On Sale Jul 27
YBCA's signature triennial program, BAY AREA NOW (BAN), returns to its origins in its eighth manifestation by focusing on Bay Area artists and artistic practices, bringing attention to those whose work most resonates with the cultural, social, and political moment.

BAN8 arrives at this critical juncture in national and Bay Area history, when artists struggle to find the time, resources, and space to present and pursue their work, and yet they continue to shift and shape the cultural dialogue across the country. Through studio visits and a robust series of public programs both leading up to and during the exhibition itself, we seek to utilize the exhibition process to learn about and highlight what is driving the work of artists across the Bay Area—using the exhibition as a platform to bring visibility to their work and spark conversation that matters.

The exhibition also includes Bay Area Now 8: The City Initiative, ​​marking the first time in its history that Bay Area Now features Bay Area architects and designers working at the leading edge of environmental, landscape, and housing design​​. Bay Area Now 8: The City Initiative will be on view in the second floor galleries July 27, 2018–March 10, 2019.

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YBCA Exhibitions 17–18 are made possible in part by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Panta Rhea Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, and United Airlines.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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

Lead Image: Courtesy Tommy Lau.