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    kadist:

    Chris Johanson speaks with KQED about his practice at Adobe Books in San Francisco. 

    The way that I describe my artwork is selfish expressionism, because it’s just myself and what I have to say. 

    KQED has posted an additional video, found here, where Johanson demonstrates how to create a painting based on personal expression in a Venn diagram format, an art lesson developed for students in partnership with SFMOMA for their project, Open Studio: Artist-Designed Classroom Activities.

    Participate in Chris Johanson’s Let’s Do This art action, and watch another video featuring Johanson, who’s part of Project Los Altos, our SFMOMA On the Go exhibition in Silicon Valley ( which ends after this weekend!)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 26th 2014

    Reblogged from KADIST

    From the SFMOMA video archivesSol LeWitt and curator Gary Garrels discuss LeWitt’s installation Incomplete Open Cubes (1974).

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25th 2013

    Installing Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field took three and half weeks of work and required 10 riggers, two crane drivers and a forklift, as each steel sculpture weighs between 30,000 and 70,000 lbs. In this time-lapse video, you can see the entire monumental exhibition take form in just over two minutes!

    Posted on Thursday, July 11th 2013

    Are you curious to find out what we’ll be up to while our building is closed for expansion (starting on June 2!)? Watch this video to see San Franciscans react to the news about our SFMOMA On the Go programming!

    Posted on Monday, May 6th 2013

    Did you know that SFMOMA is expanding, and that starting this June we’ll be closing our current building for 2.5 years? 

    We’re working on a video about all that’s in store for SFMOMA between now and our reopening, and we want to add your voice to the story—whether you’re thrilled, confused, or simply curious to see how it all unfolds. To contribute, capture your reactions and email photos and videos to SFMOMAsays@sfmoma.org or submit them here with the #SFMOMAgo tag!

    Learn more about our expansion here.

    Video by TeamJaded Productions

    Posted on Tuesday, February 26th 2013

    Take a break right now and watch this awesome video! In it, artist Chuck Close discusses the ways his work intersects with that of Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, and composer Philip Glass, and considers the shared interests that emerged as they developed out of the same “primordial ooze.” 

    Posted on Monday, January 7th 2013

    parkavenuearmory:

Go figure… Ann Hamilton and Annie Liebovitz are old chums.
Annie photographed Ann for a feature on her work that appeared in Vogue in March 1994. The portraits are telling and beautiful, and the story (by writer/curator Neville Wakefield) is worth a read too.
See for yourself here.

We HIGHLY recommend that you all click-through and check out those photos in Vogue— they’re beautiful!
Fun fact: back in 2007, Ann Hamilton installed Indigo Blue, another hugely provocative work, here at SFMOMA. You can see a fascinating time-lapse video of the installation here.

    parkavenuearmory:

    Go figure… Ann Hamilton and Annie Liebovitz are old chums.

    Annie photographed Ann for a feature on her work that appeared in Vogue in March 1994. The portraits are telling and beautiful, and the story (by writer/curator Neville Wakefield) is worth a read too.

    See for yourself here.

    We HIGHLY recommend that you all click-through and check out those photos in Vogue— they’re beautiful!

    Fun fact: back in 2007, Ann Hamilton installed Indigo Blue, another hugely provocative work, here at SFMOMA. You can see a fascinating time-lapse video of the installation here.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 18th 2012

    Reblogged from Park Avenue Armory

    photohandbook:

    Photographer Naoya Hatakeyama explains his approach to landscape photography in relation to the aesthetic concepts of the beautiful and the sublime.

    Shout out to the SFMOMA youtube page for always having kickass videos of artist talks!

    Thx for the shout out! If you haven’t checked out our Youtube channel, may we recommend a visit? 

    Posted on Monday, October 29th 2012

    Reblogged from PHOTO HANDBOOK

    WATCH: Futurefarmers discuss A Variation on the Powers of Ten, a project that draws inspiration from a 1968 documentary by Charles and Ray Eames (haven’t seen it? See it now!).

    You can see an entire gallery of artwork related to the A Variation on the Powers of Ten project in Six Lines of Flight!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 18th 2012