This unusual exhibition embraces the influence of performance, theater and dance on contemporary art. For example, a film where the artists dressed as a bear and a rat and strolled through the Swiss Alps, or Tony Oursler, who projected a talking mask onto a blank form hovering above a shapeless black robe.
|Date||Through Oct. 8|
|Location||San Francisco Museum of Modern Art|
|Event Description||This exhibition presents works in a variety of media and features a series of performances that explore the influence of theater, dance, and performance in contemporary art. Stage Presence gathers three decades of works by 40 artists including some key works from the SFMOMA media arts collection, all of which embrace theatricality in contemporary art practice. The media galleries on the fourth floor doubles as a cinematic screening room and a live performance space designed by Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols. Using a decidedly low-tech approach and a movable wall for the entrance, Nichols created two wallpaper designs from blown-up drawings, which are loosely reminiscent of a curtain and theatrical ornaments.|
|Price||$18; $9 seniors; $9 students with ID; first Tue free; Thu 6-8:45 pm half price|
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