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Dear Poet of the Universe

2018-01-25T03:07:59+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

It is with great pleasure and pride that I am writing to offer you the position of Poet of the Universe at our Zoltan Monsanto Campus, located in a remote area of City Terrace adjacent to industrial flats below the El Sereno hills, east of Lincoln Heights. We are quite proud and pleased to offer [...]

Living Room: Marion Gray

2018-01-24T03:05:12+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Marion Gray and Richard O. Moore. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/01113634/LR19-Gray.mp3 Late photographer and archivist Marion Gray describes an adventure in 1974 involving the fight against “urban renewal” in San Francisco’s Western Addition and a surprising case of mistaken identity. Open Space Go to Source Author: Suzanne SteinPowered by WPeMatico

Heavy Machinery

2018-01-23T03:05:30+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Simon Denny, Secret Power, 2015. Installation view, Marco Polo Airport arrivals lounge. Photo: Paolo Monello. I keep several screenshots on my computer’s desktop. There are a few I distinctly recall snapping up and dragging down. The two that linger most in my mind are just text from an article: Digital media appeals to younger artists [...]

Featured Contributor: Duane Deterville

2018-01-19T03:00:54+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

A few times a season, we like to reach out to a current or former Open Space contributor and find out what they’ve been up to. Visual artist, writer, and scholar Duane Deterville is a columnist and last published work here in 2013. Duane Deterville. Photo: Adeeba Deterville. So, Duane, what have you been up [...]


2018-01-18T03:06:03+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener’s DESIRE LINES: RETROFIT, performed by Eleanor Hullihan, Cori Kresge, Mina Nishimura, Mitchell, and Riener, January 11-13, 2018, at SFMOMA. Photos: Christian Davies, Gordon Faylor, Claudia La Rocco. Editors’ Note: We asked the writer and curator James Fleming to attend each of the live moments in the Limited Edition program and create [...]

Palliative Care

2018-01-18T03:05:39+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In late July 2014, my mother thought she’d gotten a bad flu. When her fever and extreme fatigue didn’t recede, she took herself to the emergency room of her local suburban hospital, where she was rapidly admitted to the ICU while the doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with her. Following nine days of [...]

Living Room: Joe Goode

2018-01-17T03:05:52+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Joe Goode. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/01113543/LR18-Goode.mp3 Joe Goode, choreographer and founder/director of the Joe Goode Performance Group, talks about three “moments of transformation”: witnessing dancer Judith Jamison in Virginia, composer/performer Meredith Monk in New York, and poet Leslie Scalapino in San Francisco. He finishes by reading one of Scalapino’s poems. Open Space Go to [...]

Backstage: Monique Jenkinson and Kelly Lovemonster in Conversation

2018-01-14T00:14:47+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

SOMArts Main Gallery, Touch On opening reception, December 1, 2016. Photo: Kelly Wu. Among the many rich legacies and lineages in the Bay Area art world(s), drag and queer performance surely count among the richest. Performing artist and choreographer Monique Jenkinson and nightlife and visual art producer and curator Kelly Lovemonster are two linchpins of [...]