Art in City: The City in the Art
July 17, 2015
Friday, July 17
Wilsey Court, de Young Museum
In an exhibition particularly relevant to the Bay Area, Janet Delaney: South of Market relates the complex history of a changing San Francisco neighborhood through a selection of more than 40 photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Janet Delaney (b. 1952), an internationally recognized photographer and educator based in Berkeley, photographed the people and places in the South of Market district during a period when redevelopment was threatening to transform it irreversibly.
During the final of three “Friday Nights,” the de Young and ARC will conclude its programming around Janet Delaney: South of Market with an evening of art, performances, readings, and music that take San Francisco as the source of inspiration and response.
Join artist Wendy MacNaughton for a multimedia presentation from her celebrated book Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words, a portrait of San Francisco told through the collective words of people who live and work in the city. Booksigning to follow.
Join Chris Carlsson from Shaping San Francisco/FoundSF.org for a multimedia presentation on overlooked stories and forgotten histories of San Francisco. Booksigning to follow.
Artist, activist, and recent UC Berkeley MFA Graduate Leslie Dreyer (Art Practice ’15) talks about her ongoing project “Reclaim Disrupt,” a public performance piece that addresses the changing face of San Francisco.
Young poets from Youth Speaks, one of the world’s leading presenters of spoken word performance, education, and youth development programs, perform works inspired by the city of San Francisco.
For more information, look to: deyoung.famsf.org and arts.berkeley.edu. The de Young Museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, at John F. Kennedy Drive, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The park is easily reachable from all parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, via public transportation, bicycle, or car.