SATURDAY, JULY 22ND
THE LOUNGE - Hosted by KunstCapades
LACA presents Institutional Papers with Ryan Jeffery, Andrew Freire, Hailey Loman, Jackie Im, David Kasprzak and Monica Rodriquez
Artists present institutional documents or letters that have changed their lives. An eclectic series of short readings accompanied by images showing the effects professionalism has on the artist’s practice.
Since I Laid my Burden Down Reading and Q&A
w/ Brontez Purnell
Queer Threads Book Panel with John Chaich, James Gobel, Angie Wilson, Ramekon O'Arwisters, and Jai Carrillo.
In conjunction with the Todd Oldham-designed coffee table book, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (AMMO Books), featured Bay Area artists Jai Carrillo, James Gobel, Ramekon O'Arwisters, and Angie Wilson join editor and curator John Chaich for a casual discussion about the intersection of identity and fiber art and craft. Books will be available for sale and signing.
KunstCapades is an art-themed variety show/podcast hosted by artists Josh Pieper and Tim Sullivan, with house bartender Robyn Carliss. Guests from all points on the artist-curator-dealer-collector spectrum board a gondola up to the recording booth – Altitide, an alpine-island bar in an undisclosed, altitudinous San Francisco location – for conversation and cocktails. Listeners are treated to a rollicking agenda of absurd segments, including “Art Crimes,” “Beats from the Belfry,” “eBay Today,” “Let’s Ask Tantum,” “Bartender’s Ballyhoo,” and intel regarding local openings and calls for work. Join us for a multi-part, LIVE recording of Episode 60 at the 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair.
Avant Garde Show & Tell with Rob Saunders of Letterform Archive
The Curator of Letterform Archive will bring some Avant Garde goodies from the collection for show-and-tell, showing their transformative influence on twentieth century graphic design. The early twentieth century will be represented by Constructivism, Dada, and Futurism, and the late by concrete poetry and the various countercultures.
Urs Lehni of ROLLO Press: Book Works / Books Work presented by Swissnex SF and Pro Helvetia
In this short talk, graphic designer and publisher Urs Lehni (Rollo Press) will present a number of books (new and old) that he likes and will try to elaborate on the reasons why they seem to work, as books as well as works.
THINGS in Books with Sarah Hotchkiss, Arash Fayez, and Kristee Ono presented by The THING Quarterly
THINGS in Books is about the those objects that exist only in the world of books: fiction, nonfiction or otherwise. Each of the presenters, two artists and a comedian, will be offering some brief thoughts their some of their favorite objects found within some of their favorite works.
Heavy Breathing: Jumper/Caller Poetry Zone with Sophia Wang
This poetry and performance workshop will engage participants in a kinetic and collaborative composition exercise to engage body and voice in the process of composing and performing poetic verse. Wear sneakers and/or come ready to use your voice.
Queer Threads Crochet Jam with Ramekon O'Arwisters
As featured in the recently launched art book, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (AMMO Books), artist Ramekon O'Arwisters invites community members to join him in a Crochet Jam, where we will work side by side to transform found rags into a crocheted textile. Crochet experience is not necessary. A curiosity to collaborate is.
Swinging Salami with Tamara Shopsin
Step right up and try your luck. In honor of Tamara Shopsin’s new book Arbitrary Stupid Goal a 4 pound Salami will swing like a pendulum. Hit it with a dart and win a prize. Presented by the Ice Plant.
Civic TV Vol. 3 - Nate Boyce, Christina Corfield, Arash Fayez, Rhonda Holberton, Mitsu Okubo and Chris Lux - presented by Colpa Press
Eva Gibeau (of Eggy Press) is selling her car out front on Minnesota St. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.
PARTICIPATING GALLERIES - MSP
From Counterculture to Cyberculture panel discussion with Fred Turner, David Lewis, K.r.m. Mooney and Jon Winet,
moderated by Natasha Boas - at Altman Siegel (1150 Minnesota Street)
This exhibition is inspired by, and named in honor of, Fred Turner’s important history, From Counterculture to Cyberculture. The exhibition is not, however, a literal history. Rather: it extrapolates from Turner’s historical arc in order to present a matrix of contemporary concerns, and emerging artists whose ways of thinking are enmeshed in those concerns.
From Turner's research it develops a historical conceit for
art-making in the present. A web of possibilities.
Anouk Kruithof Book Launch at Casemore Kirkeby
Hung Liu and Maria Porges: Between Artist and Writer at Rena Bransten
Please join us for a conversation with artist Hung Liu and writer/artist Maria Porges as they discuss the relationship between visual art and critical art writing. Maria Porges’ writing has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, and the New York Times Book Review. Hung Liu’s work has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of the SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Liu is Professor Emerita at Mills College.
Tyson Vogel performance at Ever Gold [Projects]
AFTER PARTY - SATURDAY, JULY 22ND - THE LAB - 2948 16th St
TURFinc dancers, DJ Epic and UNITY
$15 General Public, $10 for exhibitors (with badge)
The general public and exhibitors can purchase tickets at the door.
OFFSITE PROGRAMMING - SATURDAY, JULY 22ND
10-11AM Pancake Party with Tamara Shopsin - Heath Ceramics and Tartine Manufactory - 2900 18th Street
12-5PM Tauba Auerbach - Kadist - 3295 20th Street (also on view Sunday 12-5PM) - Artifacts related to public lecture on
Wednesday, July 19th, at 6PM
6-10PM Sto Len: Runoff Opening Reception - Parlor - 235 Valencia Street
6-9PM Porpentine Charity Hartscape - Cloaca Projects - 1460 Davidson Ave
6-8PM Closing Reception for "Juncture" at Catherine Clark Gallery - 248 Utah Street
6-10PM Art+Book Lover's Party - Adobe Books - 3130 24th Street