What makes an Abstract Expressionist painting good?
"Really appreciating Abstract Expressionism is “not about reading a textbook,” said Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art at the Denver Art Museum. The quality of an Abstract Expressionist work can be gauged mainly by how it makes you feel."-Artsy
Experience a night like no other as SFMOMA marks one year of welcoming the community into our extraordinary new home. Celebrate with Solange, Judy Chicago, Lil Buck, Jacolby Satterwhite, and more! Proceeds provide vital funds for SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs. Grab your tickets→ #sfmomabash
William Kentridge's immersive installation, 'The Refusal of Time', is in its #finalweeks, closing on April 2. In this video produced by the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Kentridge explores the history of time while exploding the very notion of how we mark its passage→ sfmoma.me/RefusalOfTime
Inspired by Desirée Holman, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, and Jacolby Satterwhite's "speculative and fantastical imaginations of world building" author of 'Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction' Mark C. Jerng wonders, "can we image an anit-racist future?"→sfmoma.me/PIPweekend
Next on our list of #5WomenArtists is Doris Salcedo. For Salcedo's Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010, currently #onview on Floor 7, the artist turned her gaze to the massacres in her home country of Colombia. Salcedo interviews survivors of violence and the families of people killed or vanished, then translates that experience into sculptures that become both witness and memorial.
Next on our list of #5WomenArtists is photographer Rinko Kawauchi. Kawauchi is currently featured in 'Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now', closing this Sunday 3/12. She discusses the small mysteries of everyday life found in her photographs, which have been described as 'visual haikus'→ sfmoma.me/JapanesePhoto #WHM2017
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are highlighting the work of powerful, contemporary female artists currently on view at SFMOMA. In celebrating these women and their contributions, we can better understand and appreciate their immense impact and importance.