Fort Mason—Opening Spectacle

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at the Opening Spectacle on November 10 and 11!

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ARTIST COMMISSIONS

To open the new Fort Mason Campus, SFAI is commissioning artists over the next year to share new works in, around, and beyond the building. Here's a preview of what's on, and (also) what's to come.

This series is developed in partnership with SFAI and THE OTHER THING (a creative studio formed in 2013 as an offshoot of THE THING Quarterly).

Alicia McCarthy

Alum and faculty Alicia McCarthy (BFA 1994) kicks off this series with a mural of interwoven color, energy, and gesture—visible throughout the entire space.

Sans façon

You are here, an outdoor installation by art collective Sans façon, debuted for the Opening Spectacle on November 10. The blimp-sized inflatable arrow will fly above our pier as a beacon for the new campus.

Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin's newly-commissioned project will reveal the hidden histories of SFAI in the form of famous and infamous retired student art pieces. Descriptions of these projects will be displayed on banners, which will hang from the ceiling rafters—much like the retired jerseys of famous basketball players.

Bill Fontana

Internationally-renowned sound artist Bill Fontana will re-present his 1981 work Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns. Originally installed on the eastern wall of Pier 2, the temporally-specific installation layers and overlaps with the contemporary soundscape of the San Francisco waterfront.
 

Photo credits: 1. Robert Campbell and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. 2. Alicia McCarthy, Untitled, 2017; Water based spraypaint on marine grade plywood, 186 x 186 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Stephanie Smith and Miguel Novelo. 3. Aerial view of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

Bill Fontana: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns
Friday, Feb 16, 2018 - Sunday, Apr 22, 2018
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Initial Impression: San Francisco Art Institute - Osaka University of Arts 2018 Print Exchange
Friday, Feb 16, 2018 - Thursday, Mar 8, 2018
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Aspects of The Contemporary and The Mythic
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
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Mildred Howard: Parenthetically Thinking
Friday, Mar 2, 2018
4:30PM
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Mike Henderson
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
7:00PM
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Gala Porras-Kim
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
7:00PM
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Undergrad Spring Open House
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
11:00AM - 3:00PM
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Grad Spring Open House
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Xiaoyu Weng
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018
7:00PM
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Gabriel Menotti: Forensic Hallucinations
Friday, Apr 13, 2018
4:30PM
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Transfer Day
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Dodie Bellamy: Hoarding as Écriture
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
4:30PM
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Julia Bryan-Wilson: Minds over Matter
Friday, Apr 27, 2018
4:30PM
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Past Events

Opening Reception: Initial Impression
Friday, Feb 23, 2018
6:30PM - 8:30PM
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Guillermo Galindo
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Aspects of The Contemporary and The Mythic
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
5:00PM
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Opening Reception: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Christopher Coppola: CRC The Juggler
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: YOU WERE HERE
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
5:00PM
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YOU WERE HERE
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
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Opening Reception: L’enfant Terrible
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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L’enfant Terrible
Friday, Feb 9, 2018 - Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
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John Sanborn: Gilligan’s Wake
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
4:30PM
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Jenny Odell
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: FLOW
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
5:00PM
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FLOW
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 - Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
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Opening Reception: Narratives
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Narratives
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 - Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
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Opening Reception: Gleaning/Gleaming
Friday, Jan 26, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Gleaning/Gleaming
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 - Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
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Opening Reception: Part I: A Voyage to Lilliput
Friday, Jan 26, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Part I: A Voyage to Lilliput
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 - Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
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Opening Reception: If Opposites are Equal
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
5:00PM
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If Opposites are Equal
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 - Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
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Opening Reception: Incli(nations)
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
5:00PM
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Incli(nations)
Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 - Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
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Opening Reception: ‘In Bloom’
Friday, Jan 12, 2018
3:00PM - 5:30PM
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‘In Bloom’
Friday, Jan 12, 2018 - Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
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Opening Reception: Delusions of Fear
Friday, Dec 1, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Delusions of Fear
Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
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Opening Reception: WikiHow to Set Up an Art Exhibition - Completing the 10 Steps
Friday, Dec 1, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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WikiHow to Set Up an Art Exhibition - Completing the 10 Steps
Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
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Isaac Julien: Playtime
Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
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Tonel: Self-Portrait of the Artist as an Organic Intellectual
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: 2017 BFA Fall Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
5:00PM
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2017 BFA Fall Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 - Friday, Dec 8, 2017
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Opening Reception: Inversion/Isolation
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Inversion/Isolation
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 - Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
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Opening Reception: The Abject Goddess
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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The Abject Goddess
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 - Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
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Opening Reception: WHOOPS!
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
6:30PM
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Terry Powers: Method Acting
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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WHOOPS!
Monday, Nov 13, 2017 - Friday, Nov 24, 2017
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Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
10:00AM - 3:00PM
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Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Alumni Weekend 2017
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 - Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
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Fort Mason—Opening Spectacle
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 - Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
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In Around Beyond
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 - Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
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Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Alumni Exhibition: Le Salon de Diego
Monday, Nov 6, 2017 - Sunday, Nov 12, 2017
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Opening Reception: Circo Duflar
Friday, Nov 3, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Circo Duflar
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 - Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
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Opening Reception: De Profundis
Friday, Nov 3, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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De Profundis
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 - Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
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Ingrid LaFleur: In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Material Translations
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
5:30PM
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Material Translations
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
5:30PM
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Undergrad Fall Open House | SoCal
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017
12:00PM - 2:00PM
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Fred Martin Speaks! Talk + Reception
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Lava Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day (GNPD)
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Strange Stirring
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Strange Stirring
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
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Opening Reception: The Prom Show
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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The Prom Show
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
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Closing Reception: Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Stefan Kürten: Perfect World
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: FOOTWORK
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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FOOTWORK
Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
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Opening Reception: Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 13, 2017 - Friday, Oct 20, 2017
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Opening Reception: Portraits in Ceramics
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Portraits in Ceramics
Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
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Opening Reception: Contact Print
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
4:30PM
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Contact Print
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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Opening Reception: Landing on the Veil
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Landing on the Veil
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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Laura Kipnis
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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The Open Book Show
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
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Opening Reception: HELL
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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HELL
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
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President’s Address + Naming Ceremony: Osher Lecture Hall
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
5:00PM
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Opening Reception: Happy Accidents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Happy Accidents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
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Opening Reception: American Typhoon
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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American Typhoon
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
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Opening Reception: In My Blood
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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In My Blood
Monday, Sep 18, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
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PhotoAlliance
Friday, Sep 15, 2017 - Friday, Dec 8, 2017
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Closing Reception: Ghosts of the Tower
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Poetics of Displacement
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Poetics of Displacement
Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
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Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Friday, Dec 15, 2017
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Opening Reception: The Act of Seeing
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: THIS DOESN’T LOOK LIKE ART
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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The Act of Seeing
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
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This Doesn’t Look Like Art
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
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Opening Reception: Internal Something
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Internal Something
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
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