Exhibition

SOMArts Cultural Center

Location

United States
37° 46' 14.8872" N, 122° 24' 22.554" W
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival
Project info: 

CO&P Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center
Tuesday-Friday 12pm-7pm Saturdays 12pm-5pm

CO&P Festival
Saturday+Sunday December 1+2, 12pm-5pm
At SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street and 
Victoria Manalo Draves Park, Folsom & 6th Street



 

November 17 - December 19, 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center

About SOMArts Cultural Center
SOMArts promotes and nurtures art on the community level, and to foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms.

About Come Out & Play
Come Out and Play was founded in 2006 to offer the public new ways to enjoy and experience their city through games played in public spaces. It was the first festival of its kind in the world and remains a leader in identifying trends in public gaming and an inspiration for games festivals worldwide. Since then, the festival has run annually in New York City. In 2010, the festival expanded to the West Coast alongside one of its co-founders, and in 2012 will present its third San Francisco edition as a weekend festival and exhibition at SOMArts.

The Come Out & Play SF Festival, a forum for new types of public games and play, expands in 2012 to include a month-long games exhibition in SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, November 17–December 19, 2012, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94103. Gallery hours are Tues.–Fri. 12–7pm, Sat. 12–5pm. From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes and proximity sensors, Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and public space.

Come Out & Play SF also includes the annual festival weekend of games for all ages, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 12pm–5pm. Festival weekend games are hosted in the gallery at SOMArts and in public spaces and recreation areas, such as Victoria Manalo Draves Park, located at the intersection of Sherman and Folsom Streets, and in the surrounding South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.

All games are free and are played on a rotational first-come, first served basis, but participants may register at http://playsf.eventbrite.com to advance more quickly through the lines during the opening night party and festival weekend. More information can be found at www.somarts.org/playsf

SOMArts Cultural Center
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival 

November 17 - December 19, 2012 
SOMArts Cultural Center

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Freya Bardell and Brian Howe

Wired Wilderness Project

Presented by San Jose Airport’s Art + Technology Public Art Program

The Wired Wilderness Project creates a structure for an artist-in-residency program in partnership with the scientific communities of the San Jose region.  Creatively interpreting regional climate data generated by these existing institutions, artists’ projects will convey evolving issues of climate change, increase public awareness and potentially inspire behavioral change.

The framework for Wired Wilderness was developed by artists Freya Bardell and Brian Howe with ecological designer Brent Bucknum in partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Blue Oak Ranch Reserve (BORR).  The project is conceived as a 100 year commitment; distributing the project over generations will mass a woven collection of artist visions, utilizing a variety of seeing modes, sensing technologies, and calls-to-action in the context of climate change.

Coming in October 2012 is an artwork by Bardell and Howe based on their three year association with BORR. A multimedia installation within the Apron Display Cases of the Norman Mineta Memorial San Jose International Airport, the public will engage with real-time data streams coming from the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, a 3,500 acre University of California field station in the hillsides outside San Jose.

Data will flow from research sites to the airport and a wide variety of sciences will inform this stream for subject relevancy and technological redundancy.  Changes in climate will be documented in this two year study in the most technologically advanced means possible to the artists. High -Resolution Time-lapse photography, LIDAR, field recordings, sensor data, and satellite imagery will be collected over the two-year period. It is the artists hope that as you travel through the airport, the Wired Wilderness will serve as a reminder: that in the midst of our business and travels, nearby landscapes are telling a story of climate change; that signs often express themselves at unexpected and sometimes imperceptible time scales as a natural ‘clock’; and that through artistic interpretation of this often unseen climate data, we might better understand its impact and our role in this bigger picture.

Conversations are ongoing with scientific institutions to support ongoing realization of the residency.

Project info: 

Opens October 2012
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
Terminal B

Freya Bardell and Brian Howe

work in Eagle Rock, LA, California

Freya Bardell and Brian Howe are the founders and creative directors of Greenmeme, a cross-disciplinary public practice based in Los Angeles. The focus of Greenmeme is the design and creation of artistic environments and sculpture that encourage public stewardship and promote environmental and cultural awareness. Greenmeme installations have been featured nationally and internationally, shown in galleries, museums, vacant lots, rivers and oceans.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Hamilton, reserve director, UC Berkeley Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

Artist website: 
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October 2012

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, Terminal B

Public Art project. On display night and day.

San Jose City Hall

Location

United States
37° 20' 18.132" N, 121° 53' 7.1088" W
Climate Clock Initiative
Project info: 

September 12 - December 8, 2012

November 7, 2012 - December 2012

San Jose City Hall, Wing Niches

City services and employees have moved from many locations all over the city to the new headquarters on 200 East Santa Clara Street. Designed by renowned architects Richard Meier & Partners, the new San José City Hall was thoughtfully planned to make it as simple as possible to access City services.

Climate change is a cumbersome concept to grasp for most individuals and communities around the world. Beginning in Silicon Valley, an innovative opportunity exists to educate the local and global community about climate change through a dynamic work of landmark public art called Climate Clock. The Climate Clock, which has a 100-year minimum scope of operations will take the complex data around climate change and represent it in a way that makes it easy to understand and thus relevant to individuals. The Climate Clock will weave San José’s culture of technological innovation with art and climate data; creating an iconic signature work of public art for Silicon Valley that will help to measure climate change, make the process more visible, and engage and inspire individuals to personally explore and modify their carbon footprints.

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ZERO1 Emerging Artist Network

(e)MERGE* Program

Presented by ZERO1

(e)MERGE* will take place
Friday, September 14, 6pm-12am 
Saturday, September 15, 11am-6pm

Full details on our (e)MERGE* event page!

(e)MERGE* is the first exhibition of the ZERO1 Emerging Artist Network (EAN). Continuing the tradition of the ZERO1 Biennial's Friday Night Street Festival, (e)MERGE* takes this popular event, and develops it as a site to present the work of innovative California artists in the early stages of their artistic careers. On opening night, (e)MERGE*, the outdoor exhibition of this first iteration of EAN, will cover three city blocks of the SoFA District along South First Street between San Carlos and Reed Streets in downtown San Jose. Two distinct threads are brought together in the exhibition. (e)MERGE* features a selection of artists from California university programs emphasizing the work of collaborative research groups in the spirit of collective creativity that is characteristic of the digital and new media arts, as well as a juried selection of emerging California artists from both in and out of the academic sphere whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of radical new technologies available to artists, while engaging in re-imagining place and community in connection with the larger 2012 biennial theme Seeking Silicon Valley.

In putting together this exhibition, we hoped to highlight the variety of artistic forms that have come to characterize the pioneering efforts of a new generation of artists working in these interdisciplinary gray areas. Interactive projection, performance, large-scale installation, and wearable technologies are joined together in a variety of intriguing forms. In the sprit of audience engagement, artists explore biennial themes through several thought-provoking social practice pieces, games, and Augmented Reality applications. Finally, a strong emphasis on sound sculpture and video, shows the continued relevance of earlier forms of media art.

*Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair


Artist List:

Karen Anzoategui
Micha Cardenas & Allison Wyper
Nathan Blaz & Elia Vargas
California College of the Arts/URBANlab, led by Prof. Mona El-Khafif
Cal State Stanislaus, led by Prof. Jessica Gomula
Christian Cerrito
Daniel Christopher
Jacob Garbe
Michele Guieu
Allison Leigh Holt
Mike Lai
Ellen Lake
Nick Lally
Dennis Rosenfeld
San Jose State/CADRE, led by Prof. Steve Durie
San Jose State/CADRE, led by John Brunneau & James Morgan
Sara Thacher
Stanford University's CCRMA with Prof. Chris Chafe
John Granzow & Denton Fredrickson
Three Bodies/Prof. Greg Laughlin
Prof. Ted Warburton
Lyes Belocine
Drew Detweiler & Karlton E. Hester
UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray & Erin Johnson
UCLA Design/Media Arts represented by Chris Reilly
Kristen Neidlinger / SENSOREE
UC Santa Cruz's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM)Mechatronics & SonicSENSE Project team led by Prof. Jennifer Parker with Sudhu Tewari
UC San Diego/Syracuse University, led by Prof. Amy Alexander & Prof. Annina Ruest
UC Santa Barbara/Media, Arts and Technology progra: Yuan-Yi Fan & F. Myles Sciotto
Upstream: Justin Cihi, Andrew MacIver & John Thompson
Eve Warnock
Kathryn Williamson
Vanessa Woods
Imin Yeh 

Project info: 

Friday, September 14, 6pm-12am
Saturday, September 15, 10am-5pm

As California has become the locus for an increasing concentration of innovative art programs as well as independent artistic collectives that are rethinking creativity at the crossroads of art, science, and technology, young artists from across the world are joining in this efflorescence, contributing their unique perspectives to the growing number of creative spaces where the realm of artistic practice is being reimagined and revitalized.

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September 14-15, 2012

SoFA District, San Jose

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Kennedy Browne

The Myth of the Many in the One

Location

Kadist Art Foundation
3295 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
37° 45' 32.0436" N, 122° 24' 52.5744" W

Presented by Kadist Art Foundation

Initiated in 2005, Kennedy Browne is the collaborative practice of Gareth Kennedy (b.1979) and Sarah Browne (b. 1981). Recent solo exhibitions include How Capital Moves, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland (2011) and 167 at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast and NCAD Gallery, Dublin (all 2010). Kennedy Browne has also been included in 12th Cairo Biennial, Egypt;L'Exposition Lunatique, Kadist Foundation, Paris; the Lodz Biennial, Poland and Blue Collar Blues at the Tallinn Kunstihoone, Estonia (all 2010). Throughout 2012, Kennedy Browne has work touring ten European cities as part of the United States of Europe exhibition and will present new work at the Bern Biennial, Switzerland. In 2009 they co-represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale, alongside their respective solo practices.

The North American premiere of Kennedy Browne's latest work, The Myth of the Many in the One which was shot in the summer of 2012 in California. This newly scripted work draws on the genre of the business biography, attempting to decode the myth of the visionary leader of technological progress and his place in our culture. Working on location with a child actor and a voice-over artist, Silicon Valley is a significant mental and emotional backdrop to this narrative. This project has been funded by The Arts Council, Ireland, with support from the Kadist Foundation

Project info: 

Date: October 3, 2012
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Kadist Art Foundation

Kadist Art Foundation

located in San Francisco, CA and Paris, France

Kadist Art Foundation participates in the development of society through contemporary art, collecting and producing the work of artists and conducting various programs to promote their role as cultural agents. Kadist's collections include works that reflects the global scope of contemporary art, and its programs develop an active exchange between Kadist's local contexts (Paris, San Francisco) and artists, curators, academics and art publishers worldwide.

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October 3, 2012

Kadist Art Foundation

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Chris Doyle

Location

United States
37° 47' 12.12" N, 122° 24' 1.3284" W
Idyllwild
Project info: 

September 8 - October 28, 2012
11am - 6pm
Catharine Clark Gallery

Catharine Clark Gallery presents Chris Doyle's solo exhibition, Idyllwild, in conjunction with the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial.

September 8 - October 28, 2012

Catharine Clark Gallery

Established in 1991, Catharine Clark Gallery presents the work of contemporary artists. A wide range of media is represented ted in the gallery’s program with an emphasis on content-driven work that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics. Catharine Clark Gallery was the first San Francisco gallery to create a dedicated media room, presenting new genres and experimental video art with each changing exhibition. Exhibitions are hosted on a six-week schedule and generally feature one or two solo artist exhibitions in addition to media room installations. Additionally the gallery regularly participates in national and international art fairs.

Idyllwild
Chris Doyle

September 8 - October 28, 2012
Presented by Catharine Clark Gallery

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Eli Ridgway Gallery

Location

United States
37° 47' 11.04" N, 122° 24' 3.1932" W
Kenneth White: SYSTEM OPERATIONS
Project info: 

September 8 - November 12, 2012
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

September 8 - November 12, 2012

Eli Ridgway Art Gallery

A contemporary art gallery located next to SFMOMA in the Yerba Buena Arts District of San Francisco.

System Operations is a program of new works in video curated by Kenneth White for the Eli Ridgway Gallery in cooperation with the Zero1 Biennial. The program will run continuously during regular gallery hours from September 22 thru December 6, 2012 in the Project Space of the Eli Ridgway Gallery.

System Operations is a program of new video about systems: systems that we use, and systems that use us. The word “system” has accrued a diverse range of associations - constructive and destructive. It may denote order in a political, economic, ecological, or technological sense. “Operating systems” -- collections of software and hardware in the form of computers, phones, and tablets -- are ubiquitous. The newest “OS” promises improved efficiency, complexity, and control. “The System” is also something that may be fought against.

The artists in System Operations use video to explore the functions and dysfunctions of systems. Video is their means to participate, diagnose, and resist. Video is their tool for ambivalent declarations from inside and outside structures of prevailing notions of order. At the juncture of art and technology, the videos of System Operations aim to provoke new engagements with the systems and their operations that determine our histories, our present, and our possible futures.

Artists in System Operations include: Christine Ancalmo (San Francisco), Jeremy Bailey (Toronto), Joe Barone (New York), Anne Colvin (San Francisco), Theo Eshetu (Rome), Wineke Gartz (Amsterdam), Marianna Milhorat (Montreal), Julie Perini (Portland, Oregon), Tasman Richardson (Toronto), David K. Ross (Montreal), and Tom Sherman (South Shore, Nova Scotia).

Kenneth White is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. His writing has appeared in Screen, Conveyor, and the Millennium Film Journal, among other periodicals and books. White's video programs at Eli Ridgway Gallery comprise his fourth curatorial collaboration with the gallery.

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(e)MERGE

Location

United States
37° 19' 33.5604" N, 121° 52' 58.728" W
(e)MERGE: ZERO1 Street Festival
Project info: 

Friday September 14, 2012 from 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11am-6pm
Downtown San Jose's SoFA District
(South First Street between San Carlos & Reed)
Free Open to the public

(e)MERGE*

September 14 & 15, 2012

SoFA District
(from San Carlos to Reed street)

The (e)MERGE* street festival will feature a selection of artists from California university programs emphasizing the work of collaborative research groups in the spirit of collective creativity that is characteristic of the digital and new media arts. The second component of (e)MERGE* is a juried selection of emerging California artists from both in and out of the academic sphere, whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of radical new technologies available to artists, while engaging in re-imagining place and community in connection with the larger 2012 ZERO1 Biennial theme Seeking Silicon Valley. 

Check out all (e)MERGE* artists here!

* Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair

Join us in re-imagining San Jose’s SoFA District to look and feel how people imagine Silicon Valley to be. (e)MERGE* is the ZERO1 Biennial street festival featuring outdoor projects by over 100 emerging artists whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of exciting new technologies. 

(e)MERGE* Street Festival:
Friday September 14, 2012
 from 6pm-Midnight and Saturday September 15th from 11am-6pm
SoFA district in downtown San Jose
(on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
Free Open to the public 

FRIDAY SEPT 14th 
12:00pm – Nick Lally's 1st bike tour of Silicon Valley leaves from Menlo Park Caltrain Station

6:45pm – Nick Lally's celebratory bicycle tour arrives in SoFA 

6:50pm - Mike Lai's Sonic Kung Fu 2 begins on the street

7:00pm – Three Bodies Performance #1, 500 block, at MACLA Theater

7:15pm - UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray & Erin Johnson perform Tulle/Tool in front of the San Jose Stage Company

7:50pm - Mike Lai's Sonic Kung Fu 2 performance begins on the Music Stage at Gore Park

 8:00pm – Amy Alexander & Annina Rust's Discotrope: The Secret Nightlife of Solar Cells Set #1, junction of S. 1st Street & San Salvador

8:00pm – Three Bodies performance #2, 500 block at MACLA Theater

8:30pm – Micha Cardenas, Karen Anzoategui, Bianca Molina & Allison Wyper perform Local Autonomy Networks/Autonets, 400 block throughout S. 1st Street

9:00pm – Three Bodies performance #3, 500 block at MACLA Theater

9:15pm – Eve Warnock, Colin McDonald & Tina Matthews perform Denizen, from 300 S. 1st Street

9:30pm – Amy Alexander & Annina Rust SolarDisco 2nd set, intersection of S. 1st St. & San Carlos St.

10:00pm – Three Bodies performance #4, 500 block at MACLA Theater

10:15pm – UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray and Erin Johnson performance #2, S. 1st Street in front of San Jose Stage Company

11:00pm – UCSD Disco 3nd set, junction of S. 1st Street & San Salvador

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
6:45pm April Chase http://www.facebook.com/aprilchasemusic

8:00pm French Cassettes http://frenchcassettes.bandcamp.com/

9:00pm The Blank Tapes http://www.theblanktapes.com/

10:00pm Seventeen Evergreen http://www.seventeenevergreen.com/

SATURDAY SEPT 15th
11:00am – 2nd bike tour of Silicon Valley with artist Nick Lally at his installation space at (e)MERGE

2:30pm – Slow Mail Mail Call at (e)MERGE Performance (Horses arrive at 2pm)

Learn More about the (e)MERGE* Artists!

Also open late! Come see Biennial art exhibitions at the ZERO1 Garage (439 S. 1st Street) plus the Tech Museum,  ICA, MACLA, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, WORKS/San Jose and more!

 *Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair

(e)MERGE*
ZERO1 Street Festival

September 14, 2012

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Marcos Ramirez ERRE

City Portraits (Retratos de Ciudad)

Location

MACLA
510 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 41.9088" N, 121° 53' 4.3476" W

Presented by MACLA

Marcos Ramírez ERRE will create a series of wood structures that will represent the demographic distribution of ethnic groups in Silicon Valley and the surrounding area. This unique installation in which ERRE will present facts and statistics he has excavated from publicly available data will encourage viewers to reconsider their perceptions and beliefs regarding history, identity, race, culture, community, and belonging.

Project info: 

August 17, 2012 - October 20, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, September 14 at 7:00pm
Artists talk: Saturday, September 15 at 10:00am
Join us for coffee and an inspirational conversation with Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Free Admission

Marcos Ramirez ERRE

Born in Tijuana in 1961, Ramírez ERRE earned a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California before immigrating to the United States, where he worked as a carpenter for 17 years and began to make art. Describing his works simply as “constructions that accommodate ideas,” he frequently employs recognizable formats—traffic signs, eye charts, tourist bureau guideposts—to present unembellished and often unsettling information.

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August 17, 2012 - October 20, 2012

MACLA

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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Location

United States
37° 19' 39.9324" N, 121° 53' 2.832" W
Chico & Chang
Project info: 

Gallery Hours
Wed. Sept 12: 10am – 5pm
Thurs, Sept 13: 10am – 5pm
Fri, Sept 14: 10am – 10pm
Sat, Sept 15: 12pm – 10pm
Sun, Sept 16: 10am – 4pm

June 16, 2012 - Sept 16, 2012

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is an energetic art space located in downtown San Jose dedicated to making contemporary art accessible and exciting to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

 

From a low-rider rickshaw to work made by “Dreamers,” undocumented youth who are fighting to gain legal status, Chico and Chang examines the impact of Asian and Latino cultures on the changing face of California through sculpture, video, illustration and painting.

In our ever-changing society, the word “diversity” is more than a cliché. It is a call to action that is necessary for growth and adaptability. Results of the 2010 census show a continuing shift of California’s ethnic composition. Latinos and Asians have accounted for the majority of California’s population growth since 2000, a statistic that is accurately represented in San Jose. Immigrant communities directly impact the look and feel of our community, from our diverse residential neighborhoods to downtown businesses and restaurants. 

Chico & Chang, originally curated in 2011 by Kevin B. Chen for Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, explores the interwoven and sometimes incongruous cultures of two of California’s largest populations, the Latino and Asian communities, through irreverent humor and inspiring candor. Posing complex questions about the assumption and construction of culture, the work in this exhibition provides opportunity to see where the boundaries of these two cultures begin, intersect and sometimes collide.

Participating artists include Pablo Cristi, Sergio De La Torre, Takehito Etani, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Mike Lai, Angelica Muro and Juan Luna-Avin, Favianna Rodriguez, Lordy Rodriguez, Tracey Snelling and Charlene Tan.

 

Chico & Chang
Various Artists

June 16 - September 16, 2012
Presented by San Jose Institute of Contemporary Ar

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