Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Visual Arts Exhibitions at the de Young Museum
As part of the collaboration between the Fine Arts Museums and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, YBC will present Out of BoundsŃthree exhibitions and a video installationŃin the de Young's galleries while Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige is on display at Yerba Buena Center.
New York artist Fred Wilson acts as both artist and curator with his installation The Greeting Gallery, a glass-walled room containing Wilson's arrangements of objects from the de Young's permanent collections. From Southern California's Museum of Jurassic Technology comes a program of microminiature sculpture by Los Angeles artist Hagop Silandjian. These tiny objects--such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves standing in the Eye of a Needle--are nearly invisible to the naked eye and must be viewed through special magnifying lenses. The third exhibition, Contemporary Art from Cuba: Satire and Irony on the Utopian Island, is a travelling exhibition of 18 contemporary artists living and working in Cuba today. It explores their use of humor in coping with the everyday realities and challenges of life in Cuba in the 1990s. Out of Bounds also includes a video installation by Russian artist Alexandr Sokholov, titled Spiritual Voices: Diaries of War, that documents life in a Russian army unit on the Afghan border.