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Calendar, Night&Day Studio Time

Studio Time

If you’ve lived in the Bay Area for even a little while, you’ve heard whispers about this magical spot just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Headlands Center for the Arts is a former military compound where an acclaimed roster of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 'Breaking Ranks' at the Headlands: Poetry, Art, Nature -- and Simulated Sex in a Latrine

'Breaking Ranks' at the Headlands: Poetry, Art, Nature -- and Simulated Sex in a Latrine

The Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to nurturing adventurous artists, for emphasizing process over product in its residency programs. It takes risks in its own programming too, and Sunday it staged an on-site art walk as part of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Head to the Headlands Center for the Arts Sunday for 'Breaking Ranks'

Head to the Headlands Center for the Arts Sunday for 'Breaking Ranks'

We know it takes an act of Congress to get most San Franciscans to leave the city for anything short of a wedding or vacation. So to encourage the broadening of geographic as well as artistic and cultural horizons, we'll…
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Calendar, Night&Day "100 Records"

"100 Records"

You'd think that the guy who dreamed up a massive art project, one that involves writing and recording more than 100 songs and organizing a wide swath of artists to design the attendant 7-inch sleeves, would be an intense audiophile.…
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Music, Sonny Smith&#146;s <i>100 Records</i>: imaginary bands and tangible works of art

Sonny Smith’s 100 Records: imaginary bands and tangible works of art

You'd think that the guy who dreamed up a massive art project, one that involves writing and recording more than 100 songs and organizing a wide swath of artists to design the attendant 7-inch sleeves, would be an intense audiophile.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tear It Up, Tear It Down

Tear It Up, Tear It Down

Andy Vogt is obsessed with lath. People without this obsession may not know of the grand tension, the sense of the very Earth turning on its axis in space indicated by the existence of lath. Old walls are made of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Funny Looking

Funny Looking

Visual art usually isn't, or shouldn't be, or wasn't meant to be, funny. On the other hand, Jacob Dahlgren's conceptual installations — or in this case, hike/faux political demonstration/movies — are often gigglefests. The last time we saw Dahlgren's work,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mother's Little Helper

Mother's Little Helper

Ana Teresa Fernandez is interested in clean lines and double standards. Her paintings tend to show mysterious women in short black dresses and pointy heels, performing housework with exaggerated gestures. One gracefully unclogs the toilet; another lunges to scour the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sprang Time

Sprang Time

Cheerful spring treats eventually sneak up on even the most morose: You see a cherry blossom, and you're feeling better, period. Silky air, tender greens, and longer days are undepressing. So go with it, and reward yourself still further by…
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Outsmart the Art

Art is supposed to be moving, but a new four-part exhibit at Yerba Buena inverts the relationship, so that viewers move the art, or the art moves all by itself. Collaborative digital technology artists Margaret Crane, Dale MacDonald, Scott Minneman,…
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Night+Day

wednesday june 21 Time Keeps on Slippin' What happens when Aristophanes' Lysistrata astral projects into the future? The answer to this strange question can be found in Galaxy Date 2022, a new play by Jessica Yarbrough that jumps back and…
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Night+Day

wednesday may 3 Discontent and Its Document As the country careens violently toward the year 2000, radical political actions have assumed Frankensteinian forms, and documentary films are frequently used -- overtly and insidiously -- as tools of conversion. In Discontent…
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