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A Brief History of Bay Area Now: Artists and Curators in Conversation


Sun, Mar 24, 2019
2–3:30 pm
(free and open to the public)

As YBCA celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, it looks back at the artists and curators who have contributed to its longest-running exhibition, Bay Area Now. The Curatorial Research Bureau hosts a panel of key voices who can speak personally to the triennial’s legacy of resilience, creativity, and connection: Renny Pritikin, Bay Area Now founder and former YBCA curator; Weston Teruya, an Oakland-based artist featured in Bay Area Now 6; Susie Kantor, YBCA associate curator of visual art and Bay Area Now 8 co-curator; and panel moderator Qianjin Montoya.

Bay Area Now was conceived as an art-based support system focused on local makers. Since then, it has built vital networks for artists and art spaces, and offers not only gallery space but institutional support as a champion of our multi-voice Bay Area arts ecosystem. By examining the histories of local art practices, exhibition making, and institutional evolutions through the lens of Bay Area Now, this conversation offers informative context and a critical look at how our unique artist communities have responded to the challenges of living and creating in the Bay Area over the last two decades.

This program is organized by Qianjin Montoya, a San Francisco–based independent curatorial researcher and graduate of CCA’s curatorial practice program.

Please note that seating inside the Curatorial Research Bureau (CRB) is limited and RSVP via Eventbrite does not guarantee entry. Seating is first come, first serve.

Call + Response is an open invitation to cultural producers in fields of design, architecture, humanities, civic affairs, urban planning, and more who want to connect with Curatorial Research Bureau to insert their ideas into the public realm for dialogue.

Earlier Event: March 20
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon