Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SFMOMA 2: The More Things Change

Also newly installed on SFMOMA's fifth floor is a show called "The More Things Change" which is a sampling of works in the permanent collection that are from the present decade.

A particular favorite was a huge sky intermittently sparkling with neon signage.

Overlooking the sculpture garden is an art project masquerading as a gift shop or maybe it's the other way around. "Shadowshop" is selling the work of local artists and according to the website, they are specializing in "Four themes — artwork-as-commodity, cultural souvenirs, bootlegs and counterfeits, and alternative distribution systems — will contextualize selected projects that are both complicit with and critical of capitalist circulation."

A grand opening party with the critically capitalist artists in attendance will be hosted by the artist curator above, Stephanie Syjuco, next Thursday evening, December 2nd from 7-8:30 PM. This is something of a must-attend evening at the museum because they are also hosting the legendary Italian avant-garde composer and theatre/opera director Sylvano Bussotti in a film screening and concert of his music in the atrium by sfSoundGroup from 7-9:30 PM.

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