Ongoing to February 27 – soft network, online viewing room at Altman Siegel: soft network is a cooperative platform established by Chelsea Spengemann and Sara VanDerBeek for connective arts programming. They work between past and present to explore ways in which the archive and archival interactions can become integral modes of exchange, collaboration, creativity and commerce. soft network’s mission is to provide opportunities for living artists and the representatives of non-living artists to support each other through sharing resources, labor and profits by generating new projects in collaboration with existing platforms. For their first project, soft network presents a collaborative conversation and exhibition, jointly hosted by Altman Siegel in an Online Viewing Room and by Rachel Comey on her website and in her New York showroom.
Ongoing to March 20 – Sea Change at Ratio 3: This group exhibition is in collaboration with Los Angeles-based gallery Nonaka-Hill and Ratio 3. Featuring artists from each galleries’ program, as well as artists who have not previously exhibited with either gallery, the exhibition presents an immersive experience of Japanese ceramics, sculptural objects, minimal painting, and photography. Taken together, the artworks that comprise Sea Change emphasize the sensibilities shared among a diverse group of international artists working across disparate media and artistic traditions. Ratio 3 is open by appointment, click here to schedule a visit.
Ongoing to March 27 – Peter Burr’s Responsive Eye: an Exhibition in three parts presented by Telematic Arts with support from Headlands Center for the Arts, Minnesota Street Project and California College of the Arts: Responsive Eye is a multimedia exhibition in three parts by Brooklyn artist, Peter Burr, which examines the ways we endure contemporary life. Part I: People, Kid Games, and the Infinite is presented in person at Telematic’s SOMA West gallery space; Part II: Black Square, is presented by Telematic at Minnesota Street Project’s Black Box Gallery, and Part III: theshapeofempty.space is presented online with support from Headlands Center for the Arts.
Ongoing – Community Garden exhibition at Johansson Projects: Community Garden is a group exhibition of seven artists that cultivate an abundance of connections. Using a variety of methods, the artists achieve a naturalism that aesthetically binds their work together into a single gesture, allowing us glimpses and sensations of the open spaces where we once walked freely, and will soon return. Artists in the exhibition: Miguel Arzabe, Rachelle Bussières, Craig Dorety, Matthew F Fisher, Alexander Kori Girard, Kristina Lewis and Blaise Rosenthal. The exhibition is available for in-person viewing Fri and Sat 1-5pm and by appointment. Johansson Projects is located at 2300 Telegraph Ave in Oakland.
Ongoing to March 6 – ASSEMBLED: Bruce Conner / Jean Conner / Anonymous / Anonymouse / Emily Feather / Signed in Blood at Hosfelt Gallery: Hosfelt Gallery presents its first exhibition in collaboration with the Conner Family Trust — a show which mines 60 years of work by Bruce Conner and Jean Conner (as well as by Anonymous, Anonymouse, Emily Feather and Signed in Blood), across the genres of drawing, collage, assemblage and painting — highlighting shared themes and recurring motifs. 150 works, some from the private collection of Jean Conner and many never exhibited before, illustrate the artists’ intertwined interests in mysticism, religion, social and cultural norms, the natural world and the human body. Hosfelt Gallery is open by appointment, schedule your visit by clicking here.
February 8 at 5 pm – Shirin Neshat and Abbas Milani in conversation on Stanford University’s YouTube channel: Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. Neshat works with the mediums of photography, video and film to explore themes of gender, identity, politics in Muslim countries, and the relationship between the personal and political. Abbas Milani is the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies and Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. He has been one of the founding co-directors of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His expertise is U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. RSVP for the conversation here to receive the link.
February 4 at 7 pm– Lunar New Year Poetry and Calligraphy with Poets Michael Warr, Chun Yu, and Calligrapher Aiqin Zhou presented online by the Asian Art Museum: Celebrate the Year of the Ox with the Asian Art Museum. Poets Michael Warr and Chun Yu read works in English and Chinese (Mandarin) that reflect the essence of the New Year — vanquishing the past, embracing new beginnings, and venerating ancestors — while Aiqin Zhou demonstrates her skillful calligraphy by illustrating some of the poems. Purchase tickets to the live online event by clicking here.