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Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at SFMOMA Saturday
Bracketed by the end of the student protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World presents works by more than sixty artists and artists’ groups that anticipated, chronicled, and agitated for the sweeping social transformation that saw the rise of China as a global power in the new millennium. The show runs through Feb. 24. The exhibition examines conceptually based performances, paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and socially engaged projects that question consumerism, authoritarianism, and the rapid development transforming society and China’s role in the world, placing their experiments firmly in a global art-historical context. The artists serve as both skeptics of and catalysts for the massive changes unfolding around them, and their work continues to inspire new thinking at a moment when questions of identity, equality, ideology, and control have pressing relevance. More information
Nov. 10, 2018–Feb. 24, 2019, Floor 7, Exhibition Preview
West Coast Scenery at Crocker
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, opens a new fall exhibition featuring 25 radiant paintings of West Coast scenery by Raymond Dabb Yelland, an esteemed British-born American artist who lived most of his life in the Bay Area and made great contributions to the California art world. The exhibition, “Raymond Dabb Yelland: California Landscape Painter,” runs through Jan. 27.
From Yelland’s arrival in Oakland in 1873 until his death in 1900, he rendered quiet coastal and marsh scenes and polished landscapes of beloved Northern California locations, moving from the Hudson River School and Luminist styles to techniques associated with the French Barbizon painters. This exhibition presents visitors with a unique opportunity to witness the nationally recognized painter’s evolution and maturation into an artist whose works have become synonymous with concepts of harmony and beauty.
“This is the first exhibition in more than 50 years to celebrate the life and work of an important 19th century painter who was a contemporary of many notable artists in the Crocker's permanent collection,” says the Museum’s director and CEO, Lial A. Jones. "We are excited to bring these remarkable paintings to Sacramento and offer the public a chance to see them all together at the Crocker.”