News_And_Events - San Francisco Art Institute
Since its founding in 1871, SFAI has sought to educate artists within an environment in which the most advanced and experimental forms of contemporary art are amply represented. Students are given direct access to exhibitions, lectures, symposia, films, and other unique interdisciplinary events (click here for examples from Spring 2007). An integral part of campus life, such events connect students to the larger community of artists, art, and contemporary ideas.
The Walter and McBean Galleries (on the 800 Chestnut Street campus) house exhibitions, workshops, and other alternative and experimental avenues for presenting work by international contemporary artists. SFAI hosts many visiting artists, curators, and scholarsâ€”for a few days or for several monthsâ€”who lecture, present new projects, give one-on-one critiques, lead seminars, and more. Among the more than 30 visiting artists and scholars in Spring 2007 were Laurent Gutierrez and ValĂ©rie Portefaix (Map Office); Judith Barry; Carlos Basualdo; John C. Welchman; Jem Cohen; Retort; Anne M. Wagner; Trinh T. Minh-ha and Elvan Zabunyan; Andrea Bowers; Anthony McCall; Didier Faustino; Tony Oursler; Eduardo Cadava; JĂĽrgen Bock; Teddy Cruz; Hoy Cheong Wong; Richard Meyer; Judith Hopf; Robert Atkins; and Hitlon Als.
At SFAI, it's important not only to witness, but also to organize and participate in, the exhibition of contemporay art. To that end, SFAI provides students the opportunity to show their own work in the on-campus student-run Diego Rivera Gallery (on the 800 Chestnut Street campus), the Swell Gallery (on the Third Street campus), the Prentice and Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery (on the 800 Chestnut Street campus), our Online Gallery, and in other unique spots across both campuses.
Please see http://www.sfai.edu/Page.aspx?page=244&navID=574§ionID=4 for full event listings.
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