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📍See more abstract works in the collection on Floor 4. 🤎 Thank you Instagram user fayefaye for capturing this photo! #AbstractArt #EllsworthKelly #MondayMood #ModernArt #ContemporaryArt
The variety of materials + techniques included in this presentation proves abstraction’s potential as a form of artistic expression. In his works, Kelly experimented with form, color + space in a way that majorly influenced the development of American abstraction.
There is something so special about these Ellsworth Kelly pieces in 𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝘼𝙗𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. The exhibition explores diverse approaches to abstract art developed since 1950.
📍 See Klein's works on Floor 2 on "Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture, 1900 to Now." #YvesKlein #ModernArt #ContemporaryArt #SanFrancisco
Take a peek at International Klein Blue in this composition, "Anthropométrie sans titre (ANT 154) (Untitled Anthropometry [ANT 154])," 1961. 💙 We love this photo by Instagram user Daniellagch! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Although he used a range of colors, his most iconic works often featured International Klein Blue, a shade of pure ultramarine that Klein claimed to have invented + trademarked.
French artist Yves Klein famously declared the blue sky to be his first artwork. After his first work, he continued finding radical new ways to represent the infinite + immaterial in his works.
🔗 at the link, discover projects and perspectives that developed in a school year unlike any other: https://t.co/sI2qrDYap1 — Rora Blue’s “Are You Drinking Enough Water” (2021); courtesy of the artist.
Given our institutions’ shared history + recent opening of the cohort's graduation exhibition “Harbinger” — curated by Catherine Opie (@csopie), one of many SFAI alumni to double as SFMOMA collection artists! — it seemed fitting to turn our latest Student Spotlight over to them.
🎓 ”I would’ve told my younger self to remember to make work for myself, rather than doing it to please others.” - Gisselle Immormino
🎓 "Don’t be afraid to try EVERYTHING, get dirty, be courageous, and don’t get caught up in trying to be perfect at it!” - Emily Golla
🎓 "You cannot change the world, but you can beautifully nurture dialogue and reflection.” - Camila de Andrade Bianchi
@SFAIofficial 🎓 "Work to prove your advocates right. Stop trying to prove your detractors wrong; it’s a waste of time.” - Diana Ostrom
Mitchell perceived weeds as persistent plants that were often viewed as unruly or out of place, but through a different lens could be seen as beautiful. 📍 See 𝙅𝙤𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙡 this weekend on Floor 5.
In “Weeds 1976” (1976), Mitchell explored the potential benefits of working with constraints – she restricted her color palette to blue, green, orange, and pink.
@artbamw There are similar struggles in both weeding and painting; Mitchell had to determine what was vibrant + desirable both in her garden and in her artwork.
📍 See Bradford's composition in 𝘼𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙖: 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙪𝙢 on Floor 2. #MarkBradford #SanFrancisco #ModernArt
Los Angles artist Mark Bradford is best known for his large-scale abstract collages created out of mixed media. He typically uses materials such as segments of billboards, flyers + graffitied stencils to create his compositions.
Hosted by artist Julia Scher + SFMOMA Curator of Media Arts Rudolf Frieling, the eight-hour presentation will feature over twenty artists responding to Paik’s thinking and writing through readings, performances, music, video, and more.
Inspired by Paik’s international art practice + experimentations in global satellite broadcast, Afterlude/Prelude: Artists Respond to Nam June Paik brings together contemporary artists from around the world via webcast.
🤍Thank you to Instagram user muraevana for the photo! 🔗 Plan your visit at the link: https://t.co/8I6ck4pUQQ #KatharinaFritsch #ModernArt #ContemporaryArt #SanFrancisco
Check out Katharina Fritsch's "Warengestell mit Gehirnen (Display Stand with Brains)" (1989, 1997) on Floor 6! Fritsch is a contemporary German sculptor who mixes reality with imagination to create surreal imagery. Her large-scale monochromatic sculptures fuse reality + fantasy.
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Let's meet with Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts at the 𝙉𝙖𝙢 𝙅𝙪𝙣𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙞𝙠 exhibition on Floor 4! ⬇️