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    SubmissionFriday:
Jenny Odell, Garbage Selfie (2014)a self portrait composed of everything I threw away, recycled or composted between February 10 and March 1, 2014

    SubmissionFriday:

    Jenny Odell, Garbage Selfie (2014)

    a self portrait composed of everything I threw away, recycled or composted between February 10 and March 1, 2014

    Posted on Friday, June 27th 2014

    photo credit: Andria Lo
photo credit: Andria Lo photo credit: Andria Lo photo credit: Andria Lo photo credit: Andria Lo

    "Culture is essentially dynamic: in other words it is both rooted in the people and orientated toward the future."
    — Pan-African Cultural Manifesto, Organization of African Unity: First All African Cultural Festival, Algiers, July/August 1969

    There are only a few more days to check out the multimedia installation, Chimurenga Library, on view at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Delve in to the history of FESTAC ‘77, as the library is transformed into a book, with guided paths to uncover stories from the largest Pan-African arts festival.

    Bonus (art) points if you make it over to Gorgeous, next door at the Asian Art Museum!

    [photo credit: Andria Lo]

    Posted on Friday, June 27th 2014

    As a curtain, a passageway between two spaces, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ "Untitled" (Golden) can be read in the context of his biography. When Gonzalez-Torres conceived of the piece, he had lost his beloved partner Ross Laycock to AIDS, and he was succumbing himself. Gonzalez-Torres, however, did not want understanding of his works to tie too closely to his biography.

    "It’s important to consider the artist’s intention for the actual meanings of the work to accrue over time as changing audiences contemplate the work’s quiet universality."

    - Emilie Keldie, the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

    How do you respond to Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s curtain of golden beads?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 25th 2014