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Moving the Wreckage

2017-11-22T03:02:09+00:00

All photos by Sebastien Boncy, 2017. Toward the end of the night, an actor at the front of a small, cramped room asks in his Argentinian-inflected Spanish if anyone has experienced contradictory or paradoxical emotions after the storm. A woman in the middle of the room, her hair wrapped in a delicate bundle above her [...]

Moving the Wreckage 2017-11-22T03:02:09+00:00

Featured Organization:

2017-11-21T03:02:01+00:00

[Note: All answers by Jordan Stein. —Eds.] When was your organization founded, and why? February, 2017, although I’m not certain it was founded and even less sure it’s an organization. I wanted to make a space for people and art in my neighborhood. You don’t have a name, regular operating hours, or a web site, [...]

Featured Organization: 2017-11-21T03:02:01+00:00

Living Room: Joanne Kyger

2017-11-17T03:02:07+00:00

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24135701/LR11-Kyger.mp3 “This all happened 53 years ago”: poet Joanne Kyger (November 19, 1934 – March 22, 2017) reminisces about the North Beach literary scene in the fall of 1958, with anecdotes starring Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, and the “Dharma Committee.” Open Space Go to Source Author: Suzanne SteinPowered by WPeMatico

Living Room: Joanne Kyger 2017-11-17T03:02:07+00:00

(Suspension)

2017-11-15T03:00:50+00:00

Drifting… Drifting. Slowly rotating.  I am face down, floating above the canyon. Floating in this memory of Ocean. The current turns me over and once again I am facing up. The light of the sun illuminating and fragmenting.  https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/08170640/OpenSpace3.mp3 Upon the harvest of its cycle the sky will tear open. Encapsulated in a rich membrane, the [...]

(Suspension) 2017-11-15T03:00:50+00:00

Slack Channel

2017-11-14T03:01:20+00:00

OK, let’s take a poll: how many of us grew up praying for the end of the world? Is it so bad to desire the end of the world? — Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta   1 A few months ago I attended the third annual World Wide West summit, a gathering of about fifty artists, writers, technologists, [...]

Slack Channel 2017-11-14T03:01:20+00:00

Living Room: Brynda Glazier

2017-11-10T03:01:24+00:00

(From left to right) Brynda Glazier, Margaret Tedesco, D-L Alvarez. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24135625/LR10-Glazier.mp3 Artist Brynda Glazier describes seeing a 2009 exhibition by Matt Borruso, one of her teachers at the San Francisco Art Institute, as part of her “initiation” into the local art world. Open Space Go to Source Author: Suzanne SteinPowered by [...]

Living Room: Brynda Glazier 2017-11-10T03:01:24+00:00

Bob Kaufman’s African Dream

2017-11-08T03:01:30+00:00

Bob Kaufman, San Francisco, c. 1959. Photographer unknown. Like jazz, the music he adored, Bob Kaufman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Among the oldest cities in the New World, New Orleans finds itself at the heart of many disparate histories. The United States, Haiti, Portugal, Spain, France, and the African empires of Benin and [...]

Bob Kaufman’s African Dream 2017-11-08T03:01:30+00:00

Access Granted

2017-11-07T03:01:18+00:00

From a house party in East Los Angeles, 1993, hosted by party crew East LA Madness. Photographer unknown; courtesy Guadalupe Rosales. You don’t have a story unless you can get to a story. And sometimes, the best story is right where you’re already standing — or maybe it’s in your backyard, at your local convenience [...]

Access Granted 2017-11-07T03:01:18+00:00