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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 - 10:00am12:00pm

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

Docent Lecture: "Modern Art and Tribal Cultures: Inspiration from Africa and Oceania", by Alfred Escoffier

African headdress
December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from ancient ethnic and tribal arts to create their work, finding inspiration for design, composition, and color in the art of African and Oceanic cultures. The work of artists Paul Klee, George Grosz, Henry Moore, and many others in the Fine Arts Museums collections will be discussed alongside their tribal inspirations.

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Film Screening: "The Grain Keepers"

Still from The Grain Keepers
October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

This evening's tribute to Monica Maduro includes an homage to her affinity for collecting salt and pepper shakers. To honor this passion, Will Allen and Kateri O'Neil have chosen to celebrate the granular vessels in all their glory. While these grain distributors are usually regarded as utilitarian, banal objects that merely serve a culinary purpose, Allen and O'Neil highlight their form over their function in a video that showcases their whimsical nature and loveable quirks.

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