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TONEL SELFPORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN ORGANIC INTELLECTUAL   Tuesday Nov 28   Free and Open to All

TONEL SELFPORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN ORGANIC INTELLECTUAL

Tonel: Self-Portrait of the Artist as an Organic Intellectual | November 28 Graduate Lecture Series This talk will present an overview of Tonel’s work as a visual artist, focusing on a segment of his production from the late 1980s and up to the present. Notions of self-portraiture and of the potential of artworks to engage with historical and political issues will be addressed, alongside Antonio Gramsci’s concept of the ‘organic intellectual’, and some of the Italian thinker ideas regarding the role of the artist in any given socio-economic environment. Tonel is an artist, critic, and curator who shares his time in Canada and Cuba. He has exhibited extensively including at the Havana, Sao Paulo, Berlin, and Venice biennials. His texts on Cuban and Latin American contemporary art have been published regularly in Cuba and elsewhere. More recently he has published “From the Genius in the Mountain to the Party in the Dark: Art, Cinema, and Cultural Politics at the Beginning of the Cuban Revolution” in Breathless Days, 1959 – 1960, Serge Guilbaut and John O’Brian (Eds.) Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. thefarbercollection.com/artists/bio/tonel_antonio_eligio_fernandez

When: Tuesday Nov 28

Where: 800 Cestnut St. San Francisco CA

Admission: Free and Open to All

WebSite: http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/tonel-self-portrait-of-the-artist-as-an-organic-intellectual

Contact: Exhibitions, Exhibitions@sfai.edu, 415-771-7020

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14310

HymnHum An installation by Ven Voisey   Friday Dec 8 - ...   Free

HymnHum An installation by Ven Voisey

With an increasingly rampant output of information, structures, rhythms, and systems, we find ourselves in the midst of densely layered realities: from the cities we construct to the ideologies we abide by. Background noise, both figurative and literal, societal and personal, intentional and inadvertent, can dilute any particular signal making communication between chasms treacherous territory. Aggregate Space Gallery presents sculptor and sound artist Ven Voisey with this installation of instruments and compositions that harness both signal and noise. They are reflections on observed warnings and tensions, as much as they are an attempt to transcend tumultuous makings.

When: Friday Dec 8 - Saturday Jan 6

Where: 801 West Grand Avenue Entrance on West Street Oakland CA

Admission: Free

WebSite: http://aggregatespacegallery.org/

Contact: Conrad Meyers, info@aggregatespacegallery.org, 5108323807

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14356

Opening Reception of HymnHum an installation by Ven Voisey   Friday Dec 8   Free

Opening Reception of HymnHum an installation by Ven Voisey

Hymn/Hum An installation by Ven Voisey Opening Reception: 8 December 6-10 PM With an increasingly rampant output of information, structures, rhythms, and systems, we find ourselves in the midst of densely layered realities: from the cities we construct to the ideologies we abide by. Background noise, both figurative and literal, societal and personal, intentional and inadvertent, can dilute any particular signal making communication between chasms treacherous territory. Aggregate Space Gallery presents sculptor and sound artist Ven Voisey with this installation of instruments and compositions that harness both signal and noise. They are reflections on observed warnings and tensions, as much as they are an attempt to transcend tumultuous makings. Other events: 8 December 2017 - 6 January 2018 Second Saturday Artists Talk 9 December 11am First Friday Event 5 January 5-8pm Friction / Function: 6 January 7pm Local performing artists get juiced on ASG works and respond! Curated by Jesse Hewit: jesse@aggregatespacegallery.org aggregatesspacegallery.org/FrictionFunction

When: Friday Dec 8

Where: 801 West Grand Avenue Entrance on West Street Oakland CA

Admission: Free

WebSite: http://aggregatespacegallery.org/

Contact: Conrad Meyers, info@aggregatespacegallery.org, 5108323807

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14357

Artist Talk HymnHum an installation by Ven Voisey   Saturday Dec 9   Free

Artist Talk HymnHum an installation by Ven Voisey

Hymn/Hum An installation by Ven Voisey Second Saturday Artists Talk 9 December 11am With an increasingly rampant output of information, structures, rhythms, and systems, we find ourselves in the midst of densely layered realities: from the cities we construct to the ideologies we abide by. Background noise, both figurative and literal, societal and personal, intentional and inadvertent, can dilute any particular signal making communication between chasms treacherous territory. Aggregate Space Gallery presents sculptor and sound artist Ven Voisey with this installation of instruments and compositions that harness both signal and noise. They are reflections on observed warnings and tensions, as much as they are an attempt to transcend tumultuous makings. Other related Events: First Friday Event 5 January 5-8pm Friction / Function: 6 January 7pm Local performing artists get juiced on ASG works and respond! Curated by Jesse Hewit: jesse@aggregatespacegallery.org aggregatesspacegallery.org/FrictionFunction Support for the Friction / Function series generously provided by Kenneth Rainin Foundation Gallery Hours Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm and by appointment

When: Saturday Dec 9

Where: 801 West Grand Avenue Entrance on West Street Oakland CA

Admission: Free

WebSite: www.aggregatespace.com

Contact: Conrad Meyers, info@aggregatespacegallery.org, 5108323807

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14358

KPFAs Craneway Crafts Fair   Saturday Dec 16 - ...   $8-12

KPFAs Craneway Crafts Fair

47th Annual KPFA's Craneway Crafts Fair - Inspired Creative Gifts -the best, most diverse and beautiful holiday shopping in the Bay Area. Over 180 artisans from California and beyond gather to exhibit and sell their original and quality handworks in all media. Enjoy live entertainment in a festive food court. Plentiful free parking onsite and a free shuttle from Richmond BART. The stunning Craneway Pavilion is situated on the Bay Trail with views of SF. Dec. 16 & 17 - 10am to 5pm. $12 (Age 18-64) $8 Senior & Disabled; Youth are free. www.cranewaycraftsfair.com

When: Saturday Dec 16 - Sunday Dec 17

Where: 1414 Harbour Way South Richmond CA

Admission: $8-12

WebSite: www.cranewaycraftsfair.com

Contact: KPFA, info@cranewaycraftsfair.com, (510) 215-6000

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14340

First Friday Event HymnHum an installation by Ven Voisey   Friday Jan 5   Free

First Friday Event HymnHum an installation by Ven Voisey

Hymn/Hum An installation by Ven Voisey First Friday Event 5 January 5-8 pm With an increasingly rampant output of information, structures, rhythms, and systems, we find ourselves in the midst of densely layered realities: from the cities we construct to the ideologies we abide by. Background noise, both figurative and literal, societal and personal, intentional and inadvertent, can dilute any particular signal making communication between chasms treacherous territory. Aggregate Space Gallery presents sculptor and sound artist Ven Voisey with this installation of instruments and compositions that harness both signal and noise. They are reflections on observed warnings and tensions, as much as they are an attempt to transcend tumultuous makings. Related Events: Friction / Function: 6 January 7pm Local performing artists get juiced on ASG works and respond! Curated by Jesse Hewit: jesse@aggregatespacegallery.org aggregatesspacegallery.org/FrictionFunction Support for the Friction / Function series generously provided by Kenneth Rainin Foundation Gallery Hours Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm and by appointment Aggregate Space Gallery 801 West Grand Avenue Entrance on West Street Oakland, CA 94607 510.832.3807 aggregatespacegallery.org facebook.com/aggregatespace info@aggregatespacegallery.org #ASGOakland

When: Friday Jan 5

Where: 801 West Grand Avenue Entrance on West Street Oakland CA

Admission: Free

WebSite: www.aggregatespace.com

Contact: Conrad Meyers, info@aggregatespacegallery.org, 5108323807

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14359

Relocation Tarot Christine Wang Mieke Marple   Wednesday Jan 10 - ...   Free

Relocation Tarot Christine Wang Mieke Marple

“The origins of the Tarot are so veiled in the mists of time that it is only natural for myths and legends to surround it. Superstition, flights of fancy, and speculation have added their own patterns to the rich and colorful tapestry of Tarot lore and have only deepened its aura of magic and mystery. Cults have grown up around one or another historical theory, and sometimes their adherents have become fanatical in proclaiming the one and only “truth.” But the better-informed investigators retain a certain amount of flexibility—even skepticism—and make no ironclad assertions. The truest claim we can make is that the Tarot is a symbolic record of human experience.[1]” The earliest tarot cards that survive today were used as playing cards by Italian nobles in the late 14th century. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when French occultists connected tarot imagery back to ancient Egypt, that the cards became used for divination. The Rider Waite Smith deck, which debuted in 1909, was the first deck to be mass-produced in English and remains the most popular today. It was intended for fortune telling rather than gameplay and is the deck on which Wang and Marple base their cards. Wang’s deck, Crystal Clear Tarot, defies the interpretative tradition of tarot through its inclusion of unambiguous and satirical text. Marple’s deck, Art World Tarot, features a network of art world compatriots within a world of minimal, black and white symbolism. The exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] will feature drawings and paintings from each artist’s seventy-eight card deck. Christine Wang (b. 1985, Washington, DC) received her M.F.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles in 2013, her B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 2008. Wang has completed residencies at Skowhegan, Studio LLC at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and chashama North. She has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Reiseburogalerie, Cologne; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin. She has been nominated for the 2017 Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize. Wang lives and works in San Francisco. Mieke Marple (b. 1986, Mountain View, CA) received her B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in 2008. She was partner of Night Gallery, Los Angeles, from 2011 until 2016 and has been written about by The New York Times, W Magazine, Elle, and Artsy among other publications. Marple lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. [1] Gray, Eden. A Complete Guide to the Tarot. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1970.

When: Wednesday Jan 10 - Saturday Jan 27

Where: 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 105 San Francisco CA

Admission: Free

WebSite: http://evergoldprojects.com/exhibition/relocation-tarot-christine-wang-mieke-marple-january-10-27/

Contact: Andrew McClintock, info@evergoldprojects.com, 415-254-1573

Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14380