“The Garden as Protest” considers the recent emergence of urban gardening projects as a form of non-violent protest through the project known as FARM: Future Action Reclamation Mob initiated by designer Robyn Waxman. Read all about it on Open Space.
For this Open Space article I interviewed local artist, Imin Yeh whose printmaking practice addresses cultural stereotypes, labor and consumerism through playful and poignant projects. I had the pleasure of including Imin’s piece “Everybody Loves a Skinny White Boyfriend” in the exhibition For Lovers and Fighters at the Spare Room Project in February 2009. In this interview Yeh offers insight into her experiences of creating work that is inherently personal and political, as well as her navigation through the art institutions from museums to academia. Check it out.
“Action, Ritual, and Ephemerality: Julia Goodman and the (de)Appropriation Wall” discusses the public art actions of local textile artist, Julia Goodman. With her handmade paper sculptures, Goodman enacts public rituals of mourning that rely upon the ephemerality and non-linearity of the site of these rituals: Bruce Tomb’s (de)Appropriation Wall on Valencia Street. Read the full article here.
My first article written for SF MOMA’s blog, Open Space entitled “Public Art and Redevelopment” examines a current construction project in San Francisco’s Mission District and questions how public art functions within the context of redevelopment. Check out the article here.