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28 Chinese Cavort Amid the Treasures of the Asian Art Museum

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The placement of these artworks is disconcerting and, for the most part, brilliant. Viewing the modern work next to ancient artifacts from China and from neighboring countries with which it has had a volatile history, instantly rewires our brains.

52 Bizarre and Amazing Art Installations Are About To Hit San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts

Several dozen major public art installations will burst onto display this weekend on San Francisco's main thoroughfare, part of a years-long effort t...

Will Those 36 Questions Really Make Two People Fall In Love?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts

Last month, a New York Times Modern Love essay entitled "To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This" caused quite the hullabaloo, claiming that if two stra...

Passage & Hours

j.frede | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts

j.frede : Passage - (4pm - 5pm) Man has long been aware of the passing of what we refer to as Time. The celestial bodies traveling above us in regula...

The Artist is Absent: Ai Weiwei @Large on Alcatraz

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Seven installations by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei sprout amid the rusting steel bars, broken windows and peeling paint of a cellblock, a dining hall, hospital ward, and a forced labor facility.

Mapping the World as She Imagines It: Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

For this non-traditional, mixed use space -- delightfully situated at the heart of a busy Oakland mall -- Naungayan Eggleton has flattened her work and moved away from her customary monochromatic palette, producing vertical panels whose saturated colors and sheens leap off the walls.

Eddie Colla Examines Survival Instincts in a Disintegrating World

Jessica Ross | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Jessica Ross

This past week, Bay Area artist Eddie Colla opened his latest solo show at Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco. Titled "Atavisms," the exhibition is com...

This Ocean Art Is Beautiful And Horrifying At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

They’re beautiful from a distance -- and appalling upon closer inspection. A styrofoam coral reef, a water bottle jelly fish and a plastic whale ...

Texting Drivers Now Being Publicly Shamed On Billboards

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

If you have a texting-while-driving habit, don’t be surprised to see a photo of yourself caught in the act slapped up on a billboard in San Francisc...

These Butterflies May Look Innocent, But They Have An X-Rated Secret

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

Initially, Truong Tran's multimedia works feel sweet, innocent and tinged with nostalgia, like uncovering one of your favorite children's books you ha...

These Daring Photos Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel

San Francisco must be a pretty awesome place to be a bird. “Above San Francisco,” a photo and video project shot by photographers Toby Harriman...

LOOK: Photos Of San Francisco In 1978 Are Barely Recognizable

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts

Cities change with time, but sometimes it takes a photo to remind us of the way things used to be. New to San Francisco’s blue-collar South of M...

Temporary Contemporary Lifts the FOG

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Raiser

Fantasy and reality continued to meld throughout the show, which highlighted a broad swath of 20th-century and contemporary modern design galleries, artists and concepts. The satisfying result was as cool as a cloud of San Francisco fog.

LOOK: This Photo Of San Francisco Is Absolutely Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Whether it’s magic hour on the waterfront or light show time on the Bay Bridge, it’s hard to deny that San Francisco is one of our most photogenic...

Can You Tell The Artwork From The Factory Reproduction?

Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

What is the relationship between an original work of art, toiled over by a singular artistic genius, and a factory made replica? How does the sweat, b...

Exhibitionist or Iconoclast? Marilee Talkington Injects Herself on Stage

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Marilee can be terribly funny on the subject of her infertility. But there is more to this staging than finding comedy in the human condition. Above all, Marilee's performance reminds us of the power of ritual -- both positive and destructive.

Making Babies In The 21st Century: Turning IVF Into Art

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Marilee Talkington wants to make a baby. But she found out it's not going to be simple. Or romantic. Or sexy.

San Fran Art Comes Out To Play

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.17.2013 | Arts

ArtPadSF takes the traditional white tent art fair format and turns it on his head, and we are ever so grateful. (Who ever decided an art fair should ...

LOOK: Famed Photographer Comes To SFMOMA

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.25.2013 | San Francisco

Every generation has its photographer, and in the early 1960s, it was Garry Winogrand. Famous for his haunting street photography, Winogrand used ...

GIG Spark: Why It's Important to Enjoy the Art Around Us

Toan Lam | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

GIG Spark was developed to create compassion through the exercise of brainstorming, problem solving and experiencing the joy of using your power to help others.

Animal Collective Live Review at the Fox Theater

SF Critic | Posted 11.24.2012 | San Francisco
SF Critic

Animal Collective's performance Friday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland was a bit of a carnival. The band's constantly developing style is also happening in their live set, moving towards a more accessible (even if unfamiliar) show.

PHOTOS: A Year In Polaroids Captures Vintage San Francisco

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.13.2012 | San Francisco

Before there was Instagram, there was Polaroid. And for the past year, Polaroids have been capturing our city like we've never seen her. On Septemb...

San Fran Hires Art Detective After Losing $90M

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

San Francisco has recently hired its very own art detective and announced a moratorium on public art donations to the city, all in response to claims ...

Priscilla Frank

Magic Trash Boat To Sail Ohio River, Really | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

Chicken John (aka John Rinaldi) would like to send an oceangoing boat built of trash down the Ohio River this August. The question is: Will you suppor...

'I'm Sorry That I Poured A Bottle Of Vodka Into Your Aquarium'

Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts

Sometimes it is so hard to find the right words to say "I'm sorry." We think it's safe to say David Fullarton doesn't have this problem. The master do...