We’re at the point now where the Internet underwrites many of our experiences when we're not online. Art's no exception.
We live in a world where millions of images are being made between the moment you started this sentence and the moment you'll finish it. Most of these photographs will be made in the same way. Someone will take a camera out of his pocket and point it in front of him, creating a visual document of his life to share with a few friends. There's an anxiety in professional photography over this glut of new pictures—a fear that all these shareable, disappearing images of daily life somehow devalue the medium.
Magnum's Jonas Bendiksen tells the improbable story behind the making of one of his most iconic images epitomizing the story of Satellites.
Magnum's Alec Soth tells the story of his iconic portrait, Charles, the photo of the dreamer he encountered during the making of his celebrated body of work "Sleeping by the Mississippi."
Mike Giant and the Skullz Press premiered three new zines, had a slammin' party, and exhibited a bunch of new posters at the Hydrilla event space in S.F. this past Saturday night.
Have you ever been to a really good party? Longtime friends Nate Hooper and Andy Hawgood are S.F. artists and socialites that will make you feel like you're at a really good party if you ever strike up a conversation with them. Along with their friend Lance Geng, they started The Popular Workshop (TPW) together in January 2011.
On Thursday, February 23, the dark and cozy, lacquered space that is Haus of Hipstamatic hosted the #iSnapSF show featuring street photography by Travis Jensen, Brad Evans, and Kate Seward. Feeling part home, part cavernous museum, and part sleek office, Hipstamatic's headquarters put its good fortune to good work with the event. As Travis Jensen explained, all proceeds from the show beyond printing costs were contributed to Larkin Street Youth Services, a non-profit center in San Francisco's Tenderloin that provides support services for at-risk and homeless youth.
Internet Rising premiered its first public screening at the Creators Project, San Francisco on Saint Patrick's Day. Introduced by Creators Project Global Director, Julia Kaganskiy – called one of the "most influential women in technology" by FastCompany –the documentary is an engaging amalgam of fact, philosophy, and stimulation from the information age.
Marcel Duchamp was an O.G. disruptive innovator of art as we know it. At the tail end of March this year, the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley hosted the Economist's Ideas Economy: Innovation conference, generally focused on innovation, but with the more specific theme of disruptive innovation woven through the day's activities. That theme may have a resounding impact in the arts as we go further down the path of the millennia.
As skateboarding has grown in popularity and seeped into the lives of an ever-increasing number of households, the industry—and I'm painting with a broad stroke here—has morphed into a more family-friendly, watered-down version of what it once was, like MTV or domesticated animals. Which is why 43, a New York-based magazine that debuted last year from photographer Allen Ying, is a much-needed breath of clogged city air.
The lurkers and gnarly-birds in Berkeley celebrated the grand re-opening of the Berkeley Skatepark and Go Skateboarding Day last week with a barbecue, shredding, and good times thanks to 510, Deluxe, and Vans. How did you celebrate the holiday?
éS and the dapper Kent Uyehara of FTC Skateshop hosted a release party last Friday night documenting Joe Brook's adventures with the éS skateboarding team over the years. Joe's signature model of the new and improved STI Fusion shoe dropped the same day, and he created a limited book of the photo collection for the event.