November 10, 7-10pm; November 11, 12-5pm
Celebrate SFAI's new Fort Mason Campus at the free weekend-long Opening Spectacle on Friday, November 10 from 7-10pm, and Saturday, November 11 from 12-5pm at both campuses.
OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS:
-A special edition of SFAI's annual CONCENTRATE: Student Art Sale + Open Studios that gives visitors the opportunity to purchase student artworks and participate in a host of art-related activities
-Open Studios-the chance to see the work of over 100 student emerging artists
-Newly unveiled exhibitions and commissioned art works by Alicia McCarthy, Jon Rubin, Sans facon will be on view-or debut-at the Opening Spectacle
-Live performances and music
-A pop up Fort Point Beer Co. beer garden and food trucks
OPENING EXHIBITION AND PUBLIC ARTIST COMMISSIONS:
Inaugural Group Exhibition: "In Around Beyond"
On view: November 11, 2017-January 6, 2018
SFAI-Fort Mason + SFAI-Chestnut Street's Walter and McBean Galleries
Opening reception: Friday, November 10, 7-10pm at SFAI-Fort Mason
For its inaugural public exhibition at the Fort Mason Campus, SFAI is commissioning alumni, faculty, and affiliated artists to share new works in, around, and beyond the new building. The exhibition and series of commissions highlights a select group of more than a dozen artists, including Keith Boadwee, Gutzom Borglum, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Bill Fontana, Mads Lynnerup, Alicia McCarthy, Jon Rubin, Sans facon, and Mel Ziegler, among others.
The new commissions and installations include:
-A centerpiece mural by SFAI alumna and faculty member Alicia McCarthy (BFA 1994).
-"You are here," an outdoor installation by international art collective Sans facon, will debut as a beacon for the new campus.
-A new project by Jon Rubin will reveal the hidden histories of SFAI in the form of famous and infamous 'retired' student art pieces.