Self Landing: Daguerreotypes on the Western Landscape – A Lecture by Binh Danh
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
For the past six years, Bay Area photographer Binh Danh has been traveling across the West, making scenic daguerreotypes in a mobile darkroom he called Louis, after Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process in 1839. As part of Stanford University’s ArtsWest initiative, Danh will be giving a presentation and lecture at the university.
April 13 - October 6, 2019
Mexico City, Mexico
Ai Weiwei’s latest solo exhibition in Mexico City’s Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo explores the social, political and cultural traumas experienced in Mexico and his native China. New works on view examine the destruction of cultural heritage and our relationship with our ancestors; and the trauma signified by the attack on the future, which presumes violence against young people.
SFAI Film Department x Canyon: Mike Henderson
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute’s Film Department and Canyon Cinema present a screening of early experimental films by Bay Area painter, musician, filmmaker, and SFAI alumnus Mike Henderson. The program is part of a series of screenings celebrating 50 years of filmmaking at SFAI.
Monday Recollections of the Murqarnas Dome
April 2 - 28, 2019
In his first institutional solo exhibition, Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan presents new works that explore ideas of human preservation and perception of images. The show features works on paper drawn after the now-destroyed Muqarnas dome of Sharaf ad-Dawla near Mosul, drawn from the artist’s memory.
April 4 - June 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Kaleidoscope Eyes brings together together glittering mirror mosaics by the celebrated Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, and interactive digital installations by MacArthur Award-winning digital artist Camille Utterback, creating a dialogue between two internationally acclaimed artists. Bridging the contemporary and the traditional, the digital and the homemade, Kaleidoscope Eyes presents an interactive and dynamic viewing experience.
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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
April 14, 2019 | 7:30pm
San Francisco, CA
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, a feature documentary directed by Cheryl Haines, makes its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The story of Yours Truly begins with Ai Weiwei’s landmark exhibition @Large on Alcatraz, where visitors were invited to send postcards containing messages of hopes to prisoners of conscience. The film follows these postcards around the globe, featuring former prisoners of conscience and their families who discuss their impossible choices and the comfort they found in messages sent by people they would never meet.
Whitney Biennial 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art
May 17 - September 22, 2018
New York, NY
Haines Gallery proudly congratulates artist Kota Ezawa on his participation in this year's Whitney Biennial.
Now in its 79th edition, the Whitney Biennial is the definitive showcase of currents in contemporary American art. This year's edition is curated by the Whitney's own Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, who have spent the past year visiting artists "in search of the most important and relevant work."
Once at Present: Contemporary Art of Bay Area Iranian Diaspora
March 29 - April 20, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Shiva Ahmadi’s latest video piece, Ascend, is included in Once at Present, multi-disciplinary exhibition that explores the multi-faceted implications of the Iranian cultural diaspora, through the perspective of a new generation of Iranian artists creating in the Bay Area today. The exhibition is curated by Kevin B. Chen and Taraneh Hemami, and is organized with the sponsorship of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University, and held in conjunction with SFSU’s International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies, Forty Years and More.
Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse
March 26 - July 21, 2019
Aimé Mpane’s mural Olympia, which reimagines Manet’s painting of the same name, is included in Black Models, a group exhibition in Paris’s Musée d’Orsay. The exhibition focuses on representation of black subjects in art, and the models’ relationships with the artists.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
March 9 - May 19, 2019
David Maisel’s photographs are included in Civilization: The Way We Live Now, a landmark photographic traveling survey. Featuring over 250 artworks by more than 120 photographers from Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, Civilization focuses on the development of human life on a global scale in the 21st century, and the patterns of behavior—collaboration and conflict, production and consumption—that now connect people to an unprecedented degree.
March 5 - November 30, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Since March 5, Andy Goldsworthy has been building a site-specific installation, Walking Wall, in five successive sections at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Over the course of nine months, Goldsworthy and his craftsmen will hand-build a wall that will “move” across the museum campus. The wall will inch its way across the museum campus, and by November, it will be a permanent installation at the museum.
The Crime of Art
March 12 - December 1, 2019
Kota Ezawa’s solo exhibition The Crime of Art travels to the Cummer Museum in Florida. Through a series of light boxes and video animations, Ezawa chronicle some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history
The Moon: A Voyage Through Time
March 9 - August 18, 2019
Shahpour Pouyan’s Projectile sculptures are included in a new exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum. The Moon: A Voyage Through Time brings together together miniature paintings, scientific instruments, Islamic manuscripts, and contemporary works of art to explore the role that the moon has played in faith, science, and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond.
A Conversation with artists Ala Ebtekar, Linda Connor, Chris McCaw, and Tony Misch
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 3-5pm
Palo Alto, CA
In coordination with The Sheltering Sky, a photography group exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center, Haines Gallery photographers Chris McCaw and Linda Connor will be speaking alongside Ala Ebtekar and Tony Misch about their works and practice.
Visiting Artist Lectures: Shiva Ahmadi
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 7-8:30pm
Iranian-American artist Shiva Ahmadi will be speaking at the CIA at Copia Theater in Napa, California, as part of The Oxbow Schoo’s Visiting Artist Lectures series, which gives students and general public the opportunity to meet and learn about a wide variety of art and artists.
The Feeling Sense
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 7pm
San Francisco, CA
Coined by herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner, the “Feeling Sense” is the perceptual capacity of any living organism to encounter their environment, and an idea which has become central to the practices of artists Leslie Shows and Ross Simonini. At Kadist San Francisco, Shows and Leslie will articulate and position the Feeling Sense as a useful tool in navigating a contemporary culture preoccupied with topicality, context, and logic.
Maurizio Anzeri by the Victoria and Albert Museum
London-based Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri is now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Prior to this acquisition, the leading London institution exhibited Anzeri’s works in the 2015 exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
Ai Weiwei: Unbroken
February 28 - June 9, 2019
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei headlines a new exhibition at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum of Art this February. Featuring some of his most iconic ceramic works, including Sunflower Seeds and Coca Cola Vase, as well as recent work sin porcelain and the debut of a large-scale Chinese Zodiac piece created from Lego, Ai Weiwei: Unbroken explores the breaking of boundaries, both physical and symbolic, and considers the artist’s ongoing exploration of urgent social justice themes.
Out of Place: The Power of Art in Unexpected Spaces
February 6, 2019 | 6pm - 7:30pm
San Francisco, CA
Haines Gallery Principal and FOR-SITE Founding Director Cheryl Haines’ curatorial work challenges us to reexamine how we think about place, while emphasizing the role that artists play in fostering dialogue about the environment and human rights. At the University of San Francisco’s Xavier Auditorium, Haines will be sharing experiences presenting thought-provoking artwork in non-traditional public spaces. This talk is free and open to the public.
Now Playing: Video 1999–2019
February 16 - May 19, 2019
Kota Ezawa’s seminal video, The Simpson Verdict, is included in Now Playing, a group exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art that presents a sampling from two decades of video art.
January 21 - February 27, 2019
A new solo exhibition by Kota Ezawa at Cornell University’s John Hartell Planning features a selection of work focusing on American and European modernists, who helped lay the groundwork for abstract painting. These works create a conversation between electronic media and painting, revealing Ezawa’s roots in painting and inviting viewers to consider the boundaries between these mediums.
The Sheltering Sky
January 19 - April 7, 2019
Palo Alto, CA
Bay Area photographers Linda Connor and Chris McCaw are included in The Sheltering Sky, a group exhibition at the Palo Alto Center for the Arts. The works on view explore the variety of artistic responses, through a range of media, to abstract concept of the “sky” and our connection with it.
A Cure for Everything
January 5 - March 2, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Taking its name from a short story by Isak Dinesen that posits saltwater as the ultimate remedy, A Cure for Everything presents new and recent work by nine artists working in photography, print, and video. Artists include Johanna Billing, John Chiara, Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Kota Ezawa, Roy Lichtenstein, David Maisel, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff.
Ansel Adams in our Time
December 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019
Celebrated images by American landscape photographer Ansel Adams will be presented alongside prints of 19th-century government survey photographers who influenced him, as well as work by contemporary artists such as Binh Danh and Chris McCaw, whose modern-day concerns centered point directly to Adams’ legacy.
Monir: Reflections, Revolution, and Exile
Art Basel Miami Beach | Survey | Booth S14
December 6-9, 2018
Haines Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, showcasing a selection of works by celebrated Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian in the fair's Survey sector. Outlining a pivotal period in her career, Monir: Reflections, Revolution, and Exile is a highly curated selection of the artist's rare wall-hung and freestanding sculptures and works on paper from the 1970s and 1980s.
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Between Land and Sea
December 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Binh Danh is included in Between Land and Sea, a group exhibition exploring personal histories and communities’ relationships to the New Orleans landscape. Works by Danh, Jennifer Shaw, and David Knox explore paths of migration and growth, displacement and resilience carved by water. Their works are joined by artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection.
November 30, 2018 - April 28, 2019
Featuring works dating from the 1980s to the present day, this career survey of Jaume Plensa reflects the dialogue between figuration and abstraction, an ongoing theme throughout his career. This is the first museum solo exhibition of the artist in Barcelona in 22 years.
Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art
November 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA
Kota Ezawa’s acclaimed solo exhibition The Crime of Art travels to MCA Santa Barbara. The exhibition comprises a series of lightboxes and videos that chronicles some of the most infamous and high-profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images paying homage to the 13 artworks infamously stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
November 10, 2018 - February February 17, 2019
Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan is included in Punk Orientalism, a group exhibition curated by Sara Raza at Canada’s MacKenzie Art Gallery. Punk Orientalism investigates the spaces and places that identify with Central Asia and the Caucasus from a post-Soviet perspective, and highlights the practices of artists who have questioned changing and divided societies from a variety of different historical and conceptual vantage points.