Painting Symposium

Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10am–6pm
Osher Lecture Hall

“During times of social and political strife, individual liberty and cultural ethics are contested through issues of the body. In that respect, a robust interest in figurative painting has intensified over the past few years alongside artist’s renewed purpose in painting people.

Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting is a one-day symposium that will address what constitutes a contemporary body, how pressing issues are being translated rhetorically through the body, and the diverse artistic vantage points situated within figurative painting today.”

—Brett Reichman, Symposium Chair

 

TICKETS


Jenny Saville, Red Fates, 2018. Oil on canvas; 94 1/2 x 102 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches.
© Jenny Saville. Photo by Mike Bruce. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.


Please join SFAI’s Painting Department on February 9, 2019, when we host renowned British artist Jenny Saville in conversation with Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Known for her monumental paintings of flesh from a feminist perspective, Saville has continually redefined the body politic in painting for the past 25 years. In addition, panel discussions will be delivered on a range of subjects by artists and professors in art practice and history, submitting their distinct perceptions about the dynamic state of figurative painting.

This symposium is organized by the artist Brett Reichman, Associate Professor of Painting at SFAI.

Keynote Address

Artist Jenny Saville

Curator Claudia Schmuckli

Artist Jenny Saville in conversation with Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

View Selected Works by Jenny Saville »

Panel Discussions include:

“Queer Bodies: Hyper-spatialization”
Brett Reichman, Associate Professor of Painting, SFAI

 

“Body Politics From The Middle East”
Taravat Talepasand, Assistant Professor of Painting, SFAI

 

“Skin (Scratch, Strip, Scumble, Slather)”
Claire Daigle, Associate Professor of History + Theory of Contemporary Art, SFAI

 

“Internet Memes: Irony and Identity”
Christine Tien Wang, Assistant Professor of Painting, CCA

Schedule

10:00–11:30
Keynote with Jenny Saville + Claudia Schmuckli

11:30–1:00
Lunch break

1:00–1:50
Talk + Q&A with Brett Reichman

1:55–2:45
Talk + Q&A with Christine Tien Wang

2:45–3:10
Coffe break

3:15–4:05
Talk + Q&A with Claire Daigle

4:10–5:00
Talk + Q&A with Taravat Talepasand

5:00–6:00
Closing reception

Thank You to our Sponsors

PhotoAlliance
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
7:30PM
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Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 - Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
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From the Tower: Andy Warhol
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 - Sunday, Mar 24, 2019
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Breaking Through the Blacklist Film Fest: the Buñuel-Butler-Pepper Trio
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 - Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
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Dress Up in The Woods
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 -
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Spring 2019 Professional Development Lectures
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 - Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
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Turning Over Tendencies
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
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Smash the Dunes
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
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Closing Reception: Turning Over Tendencies
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Closing Reception: Smash the Dunes
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Cobblestones and Lumber: UW x SFAI
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 - Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
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Maya Stovall: Under New Ownership
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Margo Machida: Pacific Bodies Reimaged
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Maya Stovall: Under New Ownership
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: Cobblestones and Lumber: UW x SFAI
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
6:00PM
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The Little Giants (1958)
Monday, Apr 1, 2019
7:00PM
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The Young One (1960)
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
7:00PM
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Panel Discussion: Blacklist Exiles in Mexico
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
8:30PM
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Spring Undergraduate Open House
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Constance Hockaday: Prepare to be Unprepared
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM
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Betti-Sue Hertz: Aesthetics and Ecological Activism in Chinese Contemporary Art
Friday, Apr 12, 2019
4:30PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
7:30PM
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PhotoAlliance: Aspen Mays and Andréanne Michon
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Graduate Open House + Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
11:00AM - 2:00PM
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Spring Graduate Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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Rashaad Newsome: Melange
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM
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Bradford Nordeen: Curating Dirty Looks and presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM
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PhotoAlliance: Elaine Mayes
Friday, May 24, 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Past Events

Barbara Easley-Cox & Ericka Huggins in conversation with Dewey Crumpler
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
6:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group (Spring 2019)
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
7:30PM - 10:30PM
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Graduate Programs Virtual Info Reception
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM
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Gina Siepel: Cycle of Self-Determination
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Mending Distance
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mending Distance
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 - Friday, Mar 15, 2019
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Jenny Odell: Open Source Intelligence
Friday, Mar 8, 2019
4:30PM
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Spring 2019 Professional Development Lectures
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 - Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
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¡Torero! (1956)
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Dunes & Avenues: The Richmond District
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Dunes & Avenues: The Richmond District
Monday, Mar 4, 2019 - Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Dress Up in The Woods
Friday, Mar 1, 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: Worlds Apart
Friday, Mar 1, 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Worlds Apart
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
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JD Beltran and Gordon Knox: These Green Thoughts, or artists and climate action
Friday, Mar 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Dress Up in The Woods
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 -
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Photography Without Camera
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Photography Without Camera
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 - Friday, Mar 1, 2019
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Opening Reception: From the Tower: Andy Warhol
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
4:30PM
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STORYTELLING
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 - Friday, Feb 22, 2019
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Opening Reception: What’s Between Us
Friday, Feb 15, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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What’s Between Us
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 - Friday, Feb 15, 2019
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Opening Reception: P.R.I.S.M Or Practice Recreating Imaginary Squalls And Metamorphosis
Friday, Feb 15, 2019
4:30PM
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P.R.I.S.M or Practice Recreating Imaginary Squalls And Metamorphosis
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
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SFAI Alumni Mixer in NYC
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: ART AS PROTEST
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Grad School Virtual Q & A with SFAI
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Art As Protest
Monday, Feb 11, 2019 - Friday, Feb 15, 2019
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Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Joan Jonas Is On Our Mind (REPRISE)
Friday, Feb 8, 2019
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Exit From Within
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
2:33PM - 7:00PM
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Exit From Within
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 - Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 - Friday, Feb 1, 2019
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Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
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Opening Reception: Fleeting Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Fleeting Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
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Opening Reception: Color Me Vibrant
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Color Me Vibrant
Monday, Jan 28, 2019 - Friday, Feb 1, 2019
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Opening Reception: Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Alumni Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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EPIGRAM
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
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Opening Reception: The Master Never Talks Of
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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The Master Never Talks Of
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
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Opening Reception: Unfamiliar Again
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Unfamiliar Again
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
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Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
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National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 - Sunday, Feb 3, 2019
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Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
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Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
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International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
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Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
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Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
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Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
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Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
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Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
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Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
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From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
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Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
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Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
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Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
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Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
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2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
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Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
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Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
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Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
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Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
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Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
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DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
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Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
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Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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