Judy Chicago | The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Gets a 50th Birthday Festival in Liverpool | New York Times

A celebration in Liverpool will take place in May and June for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Judy Chicago will create a giant mural on the theme of “Fixing a Hole” to celebrate the album that set a radical new direction for popular music. Congratulations to Judy Chicago and The Beatles.

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Congratulations to and an invitation from Judy Chicago

On April 26, 2017, as part of SFMOMA’s San Francisco, CA celebration of the one-year anniversary of their new building, pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago will create Be No More, an immersive dry ice environment in the Howard Street Corridor that will be illuminated at dusk by dozens of road flares, creating a visual metaphor for a new reality. Chicago’s history with SFMOMA is a long one, dating back to the 1979 premiere of The Dinner Party, her iconic work now permanently housed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

We need Event Assistants to help build this exciting installation!

On April 25, a mandatory training and orientation session with Judy Chicago will take place from 10am to 2pm at Jessica Silverman Gallery (488 Ellis at Leavenworth, San Francisco).

On April 26 from 8am to 5pm five teams of event assistants will use forty tons of dry ice to build five unique structures. Flare lighting will take place at 5:45pm and again at 8:45pm.

Deadline for application is April 19, 2017. Preference will be given to early responders.

For more information, please contact: jennifer@jessicasilvermangallery.com.

*Commemorative hats, safety apparel, and lunch will be provided on both days.


Hugh Scott-Douglas, Amikam Toren and Nicole Wermers | In Residence | Nowness

Scott-Douglas, Toren and Wermers on view in Yves Behar’s San Francisco home visit with Nowness.

Written and Directed by Emile Rafael

Video Link


Sean Raspet | Interview with Ceci Moss | CURA

“Sean Raspet with Ceci Moss”

Written by Ceci Moss

March 7, 2017


Jessica Silverman Gallery | The Armory Show, New York | Elephant

“The Armory Show, New York”

Written by Emily Steer

March 2017


Installation view

Luke Butler | Searching for Meaning (aka Art Trends) at the 2017 Armory Show | artnet

“Searching for Meaning (aka Art Trends) at the 2017 Armory Show”

Written by Ben Davis

March 2, 2017


Jessica Silverman Gallery | 20 Artists to Watch at The Armory Show | Artsy

“20 Artists to Watch at The Armory Show”

March 1, 2017


Woody Othello,<br>
<i>Faceless Jug</i><br>
Ceramic underglaze and paint<br>
48 x 31 x 16 inches / 121.9 x 78.7 x 40.6 cm<br>

Hayal Pozanti | Aiming to Disrupt Ads in New York City, Artworks Instead Blend In | Hyperallergic

Written by Steph Rodney

February 26, 2017


Sean Raspet | More of Less | Art in America

Written by A.E. Benenson

March 1, 2017


Opening March 11: Susanne M. Winterling in the Contour Biennale, Mechelen, Belgium

“Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium” curated by Natasha Ginwala

Contour Biennale 8 Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium will be on view from 11 March until 21 May 2017. The Biennale is located across several historical sites and at contemporary art venues in Mechelen city. These sites traverse the grounds of legal history, civic rituals, the passage of medieval governance and advance of polyphonic music in the Low Countries.The exhibition is open from 9 to 17 h during weekdays, and between 10 and 18 h on weekends. The Biennale is closed on Wednesdays.

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Artist Talk | Ian Wallace: Rodney Graham and the Vancouver Art Scene

As artist, teacher and mentor, Ian Wallace has played an influential role in the Vancouver art scene. Together with former students and associates Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum and Jeff Wall, Wallace was a pioneering force behind what is known as the ‘Vancouver School’ of photoconceptualism. He was a professor at the University of British Columbia (1967 – 1970) and at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1972 – 1998).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30 pm

Hauser & Wirth Zurich

Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zurich


Lens Position: 644

Artist Talk | Matt Lipps: Visiting Speaker Series at UC San Diego

UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts is pleased to present a lecture by Los Angeles based artist Matt Lipps. For over 10 years, Matt Lipps has critically examined photographs from both high and low sources to reveal how these images have reflected and shaped our culture. His process involves a systematic yet flexible set of rules that reinvent context and meaning through collage strategies, sculptural tropes and theater staging techniques.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Visual Arts Presentation Lab, SME 149


Isaac Julien | London’s Art Fund announces New Trustees | Artforum

“Artist Isaac Julien to Join Art Fund as New Trustee”

February 16, 2017


Isaac Julien | Playtime – Announcement | e-flux

Isaac Julien: Playtime

February 14, 2017


Hayal Pozanti | Public Art Fund Infiltrates NYC Advertising with ‘Commercial Break’ | Artnet

Public Art Fund Infiltrates NYC Advertising with ‘Commercial Break’

Written by Sarah Cascone

February 14, 2017


Nicole Wermers | Elevation 1049 – Avalanche LUMA Foundation / Gstaad | Flash Art

“Elevation 1049 – Avalanche LUMA Foundation / Gstaad”

Written by Penny Rafferty

February 10, 2017


Nicole Wermers | When Art Is Subjected to the Elements in Gstaad | artnet

“When Art Is Subjected to the Elements in Gstaad”

Written by Ana Finel Honigman

February 8, 2017


Hayal Pozanti | Public Art Fund’s “Commercial Break” now on view

Public Art Fund’s “Commercial Break”


Westfield World Trade Center, New York, NY

February 6 – March 5, 2017

Hayal Pozanti’s new animation titled “RELENTLESS TENDERNESS” is now on view on 19 digital screens at the Westfield World Trade Center in New York. The project is part of Public Art Fund’s 40th Anniversary Season.

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Jessica Silverman Gallery | Jeff Schlarb podcast interview with Jessica Silverman

Jessica admits that from an early age she enjoyed pushing the envelope to get a reaction out of people. Perhaps this is the secret to her success as an art curator for Jessica Silverman Gallery, her namesake gallery in the Tenderloin and Fused, a gallery hosted by industrial designer Yves Behar.

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Nicole Wermers | “The Violet Revs” at Elevation 1049

“The Violet Revs”
Outdoor Swimming Pool,
Palace Gstaad, Palacestrasse 28, Gstaad
February 3 – March 19, 2017
Daily 12h-19h

Situated in the deserted pavilion by the Palace Hotel pool a group of white plastic stackable chairs carrying vintage black leather jackets, adorned with studs, patches and other details, suggest the presence of a female biker gang operating under the moniker ‘Violet Revs.’


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Artist Talk | Judy Chicago in conversation with Chad Alligood at Form & Concept

Legendary feminist artist, Judy Chicago will appear at a special presentation on her artwork by Chad Alligood, curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. All available seats are reserved for this free event, but you can stream the event on Facebook Live, broadcast at 5:00 pm MST.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:00 pm MST

435 S Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Hayal Pozanti | How Art Making Is Like World Building | Hyperallergic

“How Art Making Is Like World Building”

Written by Sarah Rose Sharp


January 30, 2017


Isaac Julien | An Expedition in the Here and Now | Toronto Star

“Isaac Julien at the ROM: an expedition in the here and now”

Written by Murry Whyte

Toronto Star

January 31, 2017


Julian Hoeber | 2017 Awardees – Headlands Center for the Arts

Congratulations to Julian Hoeber, who was selected as one of the 2017 Headlands Center for the Arts Artists in Residence.

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Artist Talk | Isaac Julien “In His Own Words” at the ROM

Artist Isaac Julien discusses the inspiration behind Isaac Julien: Other Destinies and more recent developments in his work. Lecture followed by a conversation with critic Michael Prokopow.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Reception to follow lecture.

Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

Register for this lecture only.


Isaac Julien<br>
<i>Western Union Series No. 2 Flight Towards Other Destinies</i>, 2007

Jessica Silverman Gallery | A Guide to San Francisco’s 2017 Fog Art and Design Fair | Vogue

“A Guide to San Francisco’s 2017 Fog Art and Design Fair”

Written by Fanny Singer

January 12, 2017


Artist Talk | Nicole Wermers in “Water, Fountain, Sculpture” seminar at Henry Moore Institute

Nicole Wermers will participate in a seminar titled “Water, Fountain, Sculpture” at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK. The seminar is a half day event exploring how water and fountains have been used by artists and sculptors for a variety of purposes. Wermers will look at the use of water as a sculptural material and focus specifically on her 2011 series ‘Wasserregal’ (‘Watershelves’).

Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 2-5:30pm in the Institute’s seminar room. Event is free and open to the public.

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Opening January 21 | Isaac Julien: Other Destinies at the ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum of Art (Toronto) will exhibit two of Isaac Julien’s film installations: Western Union: Small Boats (2007) and True North (2004).

Saturday January 21 – Sunday Apr 23, 2017

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto,
ON  M5S 2C6

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Opening January 12 | Hayal Pozanti in group show at Monroe-Brown Gallery at Western Michigan University

“Worlding,” curated by Mia Curran

Lucas Blalock, Marsha Cottrell, Ben Hagari, Ajay Kurian, and Hayal Pozanti

Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Across the United States | Hyperallergic

“Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Across the United States.”


December 29, 2016


Isaac Julien | “The Workshop Years: Black British Film and Video after 1981” at the Hammer Museum

From January 3-7, 2017, three of Isaac Julien’s films from the early 1980s will be screened at the Hammer Museum as part of “The Workshop Years: Black British Film and Video after 1981.”

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