check out the video from the opening last week! first time it lasts more than one night! first time my installation is made with code!
exploring space and allowed presence
— James Baldwin (via professionalmischiefmaker)
Spent a few hours talking, listening with Carol this afternoon, the founder of Venture Farm cat rescue, as I continue the preparation to begin a new long form story documenting all the amazing work they do.
Top image : Carol taking a phone call about taking a new F.I.V cat. “We view cats with F.I.V. as a priority and we want to increase public awareness and understanding of this condition with a view to increasing the re-homing percentage of these animals.”
Will Rogan, Mediums 2, 2010. Paper, wood, beeswax.
The exhibition radiates conceptually from a video he collaborated on with his brother; together they staged and filmed an old white hearse exploding in extreme slow motion. Here the artist transforms the destruction of a universal symbol of death into a transcendental imagistic effect, revealing the usually invisible minutiae of the event. Sculptures and photographs, too, exhibit an inverted state, including a picture of a ruler that measures length from right to left, made by his daughter, and a sculpture of a plastic camera from Time magazine that possesses antipodal features.
Kenneth Baker of The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Rogan about the exhibition. The show opens on April 11 and will be on view through June 29.
Group Show in Sicily, Italy, 29th April, 2014
André LeRoi-Gourhan, “Adornment: for gods, for love, for war,” with photograph of New Guinea highlander by Irving Penn — as included in David Tomas’ Live rightly, die, die… 2012
BIG NEWS: when our building reopens in 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States!
· The just-announced Pritzker Center for Photography will allow us to nearly triple the number of permanent collection photographs that are shown at SFMOMA each year.
· The center will feature new special exhibition and enhanced permanent collection galleries, an innovative activity-based interpretive center, and a state-of-the-art print study center.
· As we further expand our commitment to the medium of photography, we are also pleased to announce that our photography collection has grown by more than 500 works since our last Collections Campaign update in 2012 [LINK], bringing the grand total to more than 17,000 works – our largest collection in any medium.
· Representing the pioneering spirit and deep history of our photography program, the Pritzker Center for Photography will make SFMOMA a global destination for anyone with an interest in the medium.