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Author Event: "Everybody Everybody", by K. M. Soehnlein

K. M. Soehnlein.
November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

Everybody Everybody tells the story of a young gay man who gets swept up in the excitement, fury, and poignancy of ACT UP, the controversial AIDS activist group, in New York City in the late 1980s–early 90s. ACT UP staged civil disobedience to get media attention and force the government to respond to the AIDS crisis. The novel focuses on a recent historical moment when anger about government inaction sent young people like the narrator and his friends into the streets to fight for their lives. Amid this climate of crisis, they discovered love, sex, friendship, and joy.

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Film Screening: "The Universe of Keith Haring"

November 14, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

The Universe of Keith Haring is a documentary by the filmmaker Christina Clausen about the artist Keith Haring. In the film, the legacy of Haring is resurrected through colorful archival footage and remembered by friends and admirers such as artists Kenny Scharf and Yoko Ono, and gallery owners Jeffrey Deitch and Tony Shafrazi. The film was produced by Paolo Bruno, Erica Ellena, and Ian Ayres. Through interviews with collaborators and friends such as the choreographer Bill T.

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"@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" An Evening of Art and Conversation with Cheryl Haines

Ai Weiwei, Refraction, 2014 (studio installation view, Beijing); photo: Eric Gregory Powell, courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio
November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

There is something extraordinary taking place on Alcatraz: themes of freedom, free speech, and human rights are being explored within the walls of this former maximum-security penitentiary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. ArtPoint members and guests have a very special opportunity to attend a presentation on this remarkable achievement by the FOR-SITE Foundation’s founding director and curator, Cheryl Haines, followed by a reception at the de Young.

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Tribal & Textile Arts Mini-Symposium: "Collected Works: The Concept of the Corpus"

de Young building
February 5, 2015 - 10:00am

How do scholars define and organize subsets of artworks in a corpus? In mathematics, set theory rules allow for precise groupings of numbers and their properties. In studies of literature, defining the corpus of a single author allows us to see and study patterns in the use of language and themes over time. For art historians, the effort to define and delimit the boundaries of a particular style or object type are based on apparent similarities in visual, stylistic material, or cultural terms.  

February 5, 2015 - 10:00am

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