2021
THREE
TURNS
January 22, 23 and 24 at 7pm, PST
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) proudly present Three Turns, a juried exhibition of video works by SFAI alumni artists in dialogue with works selected from the SFAI archive. Featuring 26 artists over the course of three nights, Three Turns will be projected onto the same Tower that houses SFAI's archive, and streamed live online.

​​Archive works were selected by Margaret Tedesco and Leila Weefur, curators of the upcoming 150th anniversary exhibition Spirit of Disruption, and include: Nao Bustamante’s Untitled #1 (from the series "Earth People 2507"), Yin-Ju Chen’s Three Decades of Static, and Steven Arnold’s 1967 work The Liberation of Mannique Mechanique.​

Each night, each Turn includes an initial screening of the archive work alongside the featured responses, followed by a Zoom based panel discussion surrounding the response works with Three Turns Jurors and the artist/representative for the archive work. Three Turns can be seen live on SFAI's historic tower at 800 Chestnut Street or via live stream below.
TURN 3
The Liberation of Mannique Mechanique
ARCHIVE WORK BY Steven Arnold
The archive work featured tonight is a haunting, genuinely decadent work about mannequins that may be real and girls that may be models, journeying through strange universes possible self-discovery. An exorbitant, perverse sensibility informs the ambiguous images and events.
Panel Discussion
Starting at 7:30pm PST, SFAA Exhibitions & Programming Lead Beth Waldman will lead a brief Zoom based panel discussion with guests Juror Christopher Coppola & Director of the Steven Arnold Museum and Film Archives Vishnu Dass as part of the Three Turns event available on live stream to watch as well as Zoom to chime into the conversation. An encore filming of Three Turns will follow the discussion.
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