September 10th to December 18th – Home Land Security at Fort Winfield Scott, The Presidio: Organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation, this exhibition extends their focus on provocative art about place, inviting viewers into decommissioned batteries, an administrative building, and a chapel that served for decades as key sites in the US Army’s coastal Defense System. Home Land Security brings together works by contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe to reflect on the human dimensions and increasing complexity of national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create, protect, and cross in its name. Starting September 10th, the exhibit will be open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
September 14th to August 14th – Nick Cave at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University: Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave challenges conventions on what it means to be a visual artist, a performer, a crafter, and an educator. Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, full-body sized sculptures, often worn as costumes and performed in. Soundsuits conceal the wearer’s identity leaving the viewer with no indication of race, gender, or age. This exhibition will present eight Soundsuits along with three video works by Cave as well as a recently completed documentary on the artist, titled Here. The Anderson Collection is at 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford University. Hours are Wednesday through Monday 11am – 5pm.
MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT EXHIBITS
September 10th to 24th – Above Accents Across: An Exhibition of San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awardees at Minnesota Street Project: This exhibition serves foremost as a celebration of the history of Artadia in San Francisco. Founded in San Francisco, Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. The ten artists whose works are included in this exhibition—John Bankston, Rebeca Bollinger, Castaneda/Reiman, Enrique Chagoya, Desirée Holman, Guy Overfelt, Brion Nuda Rosch, Sergio De La Torre, and Richard T. Walker—are all Artadia San Francisco Awardees who still live and work in the Bay Area. The exhibition spans three spaces at Minnesota Street Project: Galleries 200, 201, and the Atrium. Artist Desirée Holman’s closing event will take place on Saturday, September 24. The opening reception will be Saturday September 10th, from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Minnesota Street Project 1275 Minnesota Street.
September 16th to October 29th – Todd Hido: Intimate Distance at Casemore Kirkeby: Nocturnal illumination, weather phenomena, and differing temperatures of electric light lend an eerie quality to Oakland-based artist Todd Hido’s work. Intimate Distance is Todd Hido’s first mid-career survey to date and opens in conjunction with the release of his monograph from Aperture of the same title. The opening reception and artist talk will be Saturday, September 17th from 4-6pm. Casemore Kirkeby is located at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco.
September 14th to October 1st – After Pop-Life, curated by Glen Helfand at Minnesota Street Project: After Pop Life is an exhibition and event series organized by critic and curator Glen Helfand and inspired by the late musical genius and cultural force of Prince, whose untimely passing earlier this year marked a moment of tremendous loss, but also appreciation of his gifts to culture. With works by more than thirty contemporary artists, the exhibition honors the pervasiveness of Prince’s legacy and how his prodigious musical output and indelible personal style seem more alive than ever. The project will activate two galleries in the Minnesota Street Project complex with artworks that are at once thoughtful, playful, and of course, sexy. Events in conjunction with this exhibit include: Saturday, September 17th 5pm-8pm, Reception and literary evening featuring Kevin Killian. Saturday, October 1st 7pm-11pm, Closing event featuring a fashion show and dance party benefitting #YesWeCode. Minnesota Street Project is located at 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco.
September 16th to October 29th – Christoph Roßner: Silent Servant at Romer Young Gallery: This exhibition by German painter Christoph Roßner will feature a series of large-scale paintings centered around objects in domestic interiors. Hovering between representation and abstraction, depiction and association, Christoph Roßner captures his motifs. Exaggerations, gaps and voids complete his ambiguous compositions. Finding inspiration in his surrounding environment and the arrangement of objects, Roßner uses painting to create an atmosphere of concentrated tranquility, otherworldliness, and melancholia. The opening reception is Friday September 16th, 6-9pm. Romer Young is located at 1240 22nd Street in San Francisco.
September 16th to January 15th – Tom Sachs Space Program: Europa at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA): Targeting Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, this expansive sculpture exhibition offers an unprecedented view into Sachs’ extraordinary artistic output and advances his quest to find extraterrestrial life with bricolaged sculptures. The exhibition will fill YBCA with everything his astronauts need to successfully complete their voyage—including the Mobile Quarantine Facility, Mission Control, the Apollo-era Landing Exploration Module (LEM), and special equipment for conducting scientific experiments—immersing the audience in a universe of sculpture occupying the entire downstairs galleries in addition to YBCA’s public spaces. Saturday, September 17th 1-6pm – Europa Live Demonstration. YBCA is located at 701 Mission Street in San Francisco.