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SFAI presents its Spring 2013 Public Programs

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Plate of Shrimp, 2012. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 60 x 54 x 1 1/2 inches. © The artist. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai.

Spring 2013
Public Programs

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Spring 2013 Public Programs
Free and open to the public

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As a nexus for compelling voices and visions in contemporary art, the San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present a stellar line-up of public programs for Spring 2013. SFAI invites students and the public to engage with exemplary creative practitioners through the following lectures and exhibitions:

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS)
Graduate Lecture Series (GLS)
Radical Directing Lecture Series (RD)
PhotoAlliance Lecture Series (PA)
Walter and McBean Galleries: Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response

Highlights
February 25
Paul Kos (GLS) / Founding member of the Bay Area conceptual art movement

February 1
Dan Cameron (GLS) / Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art and founder of Prospect New Orleans

February 13
Connie Field (RD) / Academy Award-nominated social documentary filmmaker (Freedom on My Mind; Have You Heard from Johannesburg)

February 18
Pablo Helguera (VAS) / Seed Fund Teaching Fellow in Urban Studies; pioneer of socially engaged art and Director of Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA

March 4
Chris Johanson (VAS) / Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices

March 15
Leo Rubinfien (PA) / Photographer, writer, and curator (Wounded Cities; Garry Winogrand)

April 3
Tom Sachs (VAS) / Sculptor and installation artist (SPACE PROGRAM: MARS)

April 15
Trenton Doyle Hancock (VAS) / Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices

May 1
Takeshi Murata (VAS) / Digital art mastermind

May 3
Johanna Drucker (GLS) / Scholar, book artist, and experimental visual poet

Walter and McBean Galleries
Experimental Exhibition of Modern Art to Challenge the Mid-Winter Burning Sun: Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response
Curated by John Held, Jr. and Andrew McClintock
February 8–March 30
Opening reception: Friday, February 8, 6–9pm

Discover the first West Coast survey of Gutai (1954–1972), a significant avant-garde artist collective in postwar Japan whose overriding directive was: “Do something no one’s ever done before.” With a diverse assembly of historical and contemporary art, including several site-specific performances commissioned exclusively for SFAI, this exhibition creates a dialogue with classic Gutai works while demonstrating the lasting significance and radical energy of the movement.

About
Visiting Artists and Scholars
The Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series provides students, faculty, and the wider Bay Area public with direct exposure to major figures and varied perspectives in contemporary global art and culture.

Graduate Lecture Series
As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, the Graduate Lecture Series gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation, and plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art.

Radical Directing
In fitting with SFAI’s pioneering presence in experimental film, this lecture series emphasizes cinematic approaches that veer from traditional narratives. The series is organized to complement a course taught by Lynn Hershman Leeson for SFAI’s Film program.

PhotoAlliance
PhotoAlliance, an affiliate of SFAI, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the understanding, appreciation, and creation of contemporary photography. PhotoAlliance fosters connections within the Bay Area photography community through public programs and educational activities including workshops, lecture series, and portfolio reviews.

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit institution, is an international leader in contemporary arts education and a vital convening place for arts communities. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Catherine Opie, Ruby Yang, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Lance Acord, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education courses and public programs.

SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices are funded by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. The Seed Fund Teaching Fellowship in Urban Studies is supported by the generosity of the Seed Fund.