La Gente is a Bay Area-based international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, salsa, rock, and world music. They perform a high-energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal, and diverse following.
Interesting and unpredictable things happen when cultural repositories become workshops. Megan and Rick Prelinger will speak about developing an appropriation-friendly library rich in visual materials that supports the work of artists as well as activists, scholars, and the curious of all kinds.
In 1970, Tom Marioni founded the Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), which he described at the time as “a large-scale social work of art.” Until the museum closed in 1984, he organized many groundbreaking shows, including Sound Sculpture As in 1970. MOCA has entered history as one of the first alternative art spaces. Marioni had one-person shows in several significant venues for early conceptual art, among them the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh in 1972 and Gallery Foksal in Warsaw in 1975. In 1977 he had a solo show, The Sound of Flight, at the de Young.
Ted Purves will speak on Steven Leiber's archive. The art dealer and collector opened the Steven Leiber Gallery (later Steven Leiber Basement) in 1987 before turning his focus to artists' ephemera: brochures, posters, exhibition announcements, flyers, and so on. His archive became an important resource for scholars, curators, artists, and students.
John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park will be closed to traffic from Tea Garden Drive to Transverse Drive on Saturdays, beginning April 5, 2014. Sunday street closures will continue as normal. Street parking within the park on Saturdays and Sundays is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Music Concourse Garage and to take public transportation or bike to the museum.