We're open—and free—for #CalDay! Find us on the @ucberkeleyofficial campus for button-making and come by the museum for exhibitions on #HansHofmann, @masakomiki, #InkPaperSilk, and more. If movies are your thing, our @sffilm lineup is in full swing in the theater*⠀ _⠀ *Special pricing applies⠀ #CalDay #UCBerkeley #BerkeleyPOV #art #film
Find some zen in #InkPaperSilk, which showcases large-scale screen paintings, intimate surimono prints, and vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints. 🕉 These rare Japanese gems are complemented by @FarrowandBall's calming palette. Catch this exhibition in its final week! https://buff.ly/2TG1vDD⠀ _⠀ #JapaneseArt #BAMPFAart #ukiyoe #farrowandball #JapanesePainting
We have our own super bloom: Hans Hofmann! 🏵️ Soak up our colorful retrospective of the artist, which is on view now. ⠀ _⠀ Hans Hofmann: The Lark, 1960; oil on canvas; 60 ⅛ x 52 ⅜ in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist. #hanshofmann #superbloom #bampfaart #onview
Weekend mood. 🌀 Thanks for sharing your topsy-turvy perspective, @bananadress!⠀ _⠀ (#regram via @uofcalifornia)⠀ #BAMPFAart #perspective #BAMPFA #ucberkeley #ucb
Black work is made visible in Thursday's program of archival shorts—the last in a series curated by @The_BlackAesthetic. Sweat it out with Alvin Ailey's dance company in RIGHT ON/BE FREE; the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in FINALLY GOT THE NEWS; and with FELICIA. Black Interiors: Sweat April 4, 7:00 🎥: https://buff.ly/2UrYriz _⠀ [Film Stills: Sargon Tamimi's RIGHT ON/BE FREE; Bob Dickson, Alan Görg, and Trevor Greenwood's FINALLY GOT THE NEWS; Bob Dickson, Alan Görg, and Trevor Greenwood's FELICIA] #BAMPFAfilm
Reflect on blackness, art, and the institution on Saturday (April 6). Artists Erica Deeman and Mildred Howard, scholar Bridget R. Cooks, and curator Naima Keith convene around questions of belonging, curatorial possibilities, and the role of institutions. This colloquium anticipates the exhibition About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging, opening May 17 with works by Deeman, Howard, Peter Bradley, Charles Gaines, Kamau Amu Patton, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Fred Wilson, among others. - Colloquium: Ethics of Care: Reflections on Blackness, Art, and the Institution Saturday, Apr 6, 1:30 _ [Installation view: Erica Deeman: Silhouettes, March 8–June 11, 2017 Erica Deeman Mildred Howard. Photo: Chester Higgins Bridget R. Cooks. Photo: Evelina Pentcheva Naima Keith]
"I live in cinema. I feel I've lived here forever." We lost the great Agnès Varda today. 🎥🖤 Her visionary spirit lives on in her cinema, from French New Wave classics like CLÉO FROM 5 to 7 to treasured new documentaries like FACES PLACES. _ #AgnesVarda #feministfilm #cinema Rg Tribeca
Yeah, we know. 🙄 Love triangles, Eighties pop, and colorful characters— Chantal Akerman's musical extravaganza THE GOLDEN EIGHTIES awaits Saturday at 6:00. Did we mention it's set entirely in a shopping mall? Grab your pals and we'll see you there! 🙋♂️🙋♀️ _ #ChantalAkerman #BAMPFAfilm #feministfilm #musical #eighties
Photography lovers, meet photography masters in our new exhibition, 'Unlimited,' which surveys work by several generations of Bay Area photographers—from John Gutmann to Janet Delaney—and those working around the globe. Ranging from historical works to modernist, documentary, and experimental pictures, this show explores the breadth and possibilities of the medium. _ 📷 'Unlimited' is now open. 📷 Take a closer look with curator Sandra Phillips tomorrow (Mar 28) at noon. _ #BAMPFAart #photography #bayareaphotographer #photo #JohnGutmann #JanetDelaney
"Is it Normal? Is this Normal?" 💥 "Crisis of priorities" 💥 "Fight 4 Spaces of Color" _ These phrases haunt Carlos Amorales's new site-specific commission Ghost Demonstration, which draws on multiple histories of Mexican muralism, graffiti, and political protest. Hear the artist in conversation with curator Apsara DiQuinzio on Wednesday (Mar 27) at 6 PM. _ Carlos Amorales: Ghost Demonstration, 2019. #CarlosAmorales #ArtWall #BAMPFAart
Hats off to #HansHofmann on his 139th #birthday! 🥳 Celebrate the great painter by visiting our retrospective, Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, which is on view now.⠀ _⠀ #HansHofmann #HBD #BAMPFAart
👋👋👋 Thanks to @thejealouscurator for scoping out @masakomiki's *very* enviable exhibition, MATRIX 273, which is on view now! Happy Monday, indeed.⠀ 🔗: https://buff.ly/LgOBAB⠀ _⠀ #MasakoMiki #BAMPFAart #art #thejealouscurator
We're feeling ✔️☘️💚 this #StPatricksDay thanks to Hans Hofmann's Morning Mist, which is #onviewnow. _ Hans Hofmann: Morning Mist, 1958 oil on canvas; 55 1/8 x 40 3/8 in.; BAMPFA, bequest of the artist. Photo: Ben Blackwell. © The Regents of the University of California #hanshofmann #BAMPFAart
Take a 💯 fantastical spin through the history of the world—from the Spanish Inquisition to Greek mythology—in FREAK ORLANDO. Jonathan Rosenbaum writes: "Virginia Woolf meets the German camp underground in this extravaganza of performance art and oddity." 💢 Ulrike Ottinger's colorful, boundary-busting film plays tonight at 7:30. _ #BAMPFAfilm > bampfa.org/event/freak-orlando-afterimage _ #UlrikeOttinger #FemaleFilmmaker #BAMPFAfilm #film
Oakland-based curatorial collective @the_blackaesthetic takes a new look at BAMPFA's film archive, selecting rarely seen features on the theme of “black interiors.” Thursday's program explores moments of intimacy, from the day in a life of a black boy to the black domestic sphere, with a program of short works by Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa, and Claudia Weill; and a dance performance by Bill T. Jones. Afterwards, dive deeper into the curatorial process with collective members Jamal Batts ( @hadhurtedme), Ra Malika Imhotep (@tar_babyyyy), and Leila Weefu ( @spikeleila).⠀ _ 🎥 Black Interiors: Intimacy | March 14, 7:00 _ #theblackaesthetic #arthurjafa #BAMPFAfilm #film #archive Stephen Bosustow: EVAN'S CORNER (1969)⠀ Arthur Jafa: SLOWLY, THIS (1995)
Today we celebrate International Women's Day with feminist icon (and incomparable actor) Delphine Seyrig. 💥⠀ ⠀ Seyrig rose to fame in French New Wave classics and then, after getting involved in the women's movement in France, chose to work with female filmmakers like Ulrike Ottinge and Chantal Akerman. These stills are from Seyrig’s own 1981 video dossier, BE PRETTY AND SHUT UP, which powerfully reveals actresses’ frustrations with the film industry and, sadly, still resonates today. Our series on the "Resistant Muse" kicks off tonight with THE IMAGE OF DORIAN GRAY IN THE YELLOW PRESS at 7:00.⠀ _⠀ #DelphineSeyrig #IWD2019 #FemaleFilmmaker#BAMPFAfilm #femalefilmmakerfriday
Ulrike Ottinger. Tonight in person with B. Ruby Rich, and visible (on paper at least) Wed-Fri 1-5pm through the BAMPFA Film Library & Study Center’s tremendous collection of rare Ottinger press kits, festival notes, interviews, and more! _ (Images drawn from FREAK ORLANDO, IMAGE OF DORIAN GRAY, and other Ulrike Ottinger press kits). _ #UlrikeOttinger #film #filmarchive #BAMPFAfilm
Cheers to German artist Ulrike Ottinger, who visits this week to screen her fantastical films and open up about her creative process. 🥂 Surreal imagery, futuristic landscapes, and bygone worlds await in Ottinger's cinema. Directing from behind the camera, she shares a boundary-breaking vision of the world and its history in both narrative works and ethnographic films. 🎥 Afterimage: Ulrike Ottinger is #nowscreening until April 7: buff.ly/2GBGHuF _ #BAMPFAfilm #femalefilmmaker #UlrikeOttinger #film #cinema _⠀ TICKET OF NO RETURN on March 7, followed by Ottinger in conversation with B. Ruby Rich.⠀ THE IMAGE OF DORIAN GRAY IN THE YELLOW PRESS on March 8 with Ottinger in person.⠀ FREAK ORLANDO on March 16
Smile! It's almost Friday–and our galleries are always free if you tag along with a #BAMPFAmini (under 13). 😍 _ 📸: @brianholliday
Discover what happened when "avant-garde met E=mc2" ( @theartnewspaper) in Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein. Survey Alexander Calder's whimsical works, Marcel Duchamp’s early experiments, and Helen Lundeberg's surreal paintings through March 3.⠀ ⠀ In the final weeks, there's time to dive deeper. On February 7, move through the galleries with @berkeleyartstudio and then make Calder-inspired mobiles! And, join us for a fascinating colloquium on science-art intersections with @ucberkeley faculty members and the exhibition curator on February 24. _⠀ Photo: JKA Photography. #Dimensionism #alexandercalder #calder #duchamp #science #art #BAMPFAart
🚨🎥 Godard giveaway! 🎥🚨 Since we're screening the legendary auteur's newest provocative release Feb 1 and 9, we're gifting a Blu-ray of GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE to a lucky winner. Tag your fellow cinephile in the comments below to enter. 👇 _⠀ The winner will be randomly selected on January 31 at 5:00. _ #Godard #FrenchNewWave #film #FrenchCinema #JeanLucGodard #theimagebook @kinolorber
It's the final weekend to survey the arc of Harvey Quaytman's work. Visit our retrospective of the abstract painter, which “reveals surprisingly fresh canvases around each corner" (@kqed_arts), before it closes Sunday. _ #HarveyQuaytman #BAMPFAart #painterspainter #painter
😍 We love @pketron's photo exploring @masakomiki's playground of shapeshifters. 😍 Masako Miki / MATRIX 273 is open all weekend! _ 📷: @pketron⠀ _⠀ #rg #MasakoMiki #BAMPFAart
We're celebrating Robert Motherwell's simple shapes, bold color contrasts, and gestural brushstrokes on his birthday. The seminal Abstract Expressionist painter was born #onthisday in 1915.⠀ _⠀ Robert Motherwell: Untitled, 1972; ink and acrylic on paper; 22 x 17 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Renee and David McKee.⠀ #robertmotherwell
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." –Martin Luther King Arthur Jafa's DREAMS ARE COLDER THAN DEATH (2013) reflects on where the civil rights struggle stands today with insights from a collective of African American filmmakers, artists, and intellectuals. Join us February 27 (7:00) to watch this moving work, followed by the director in conversation with @ucberkeleyofficial's Leigh Raiford. This screening is presented in conjunction with Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272. _ Images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York / Rome. #mlkday #martinlutherkingjr #ArthurJafa
👀 We've popped up at @untitledartfair with an eye-catching booth—all thanks to @masakomiki! 👀 Visit us to purchase the artist's limited-edition risograph print this weekend and to make protest posters on Friday from 1:00–5:00.* This print collaboration coincides with Miki's current solo exhibition MATRIX 273 at BAMPFA (through April 28). _ *Masako Miki will be present from 1:00–3:00 #MasakoMiki #BAMPFAartlab #risograph #untitled @womensmarch
Come for @masakomiki's artist talk on Wednesday and stay to play in her magical installation, which is #newonview! 💛💜🧡💚💙 At noon, the MATRIX artist talks about Shinto traditions in Japan and how they have manifested in her felt sculptures and work. _ #MasakoMiki #BAMPFAart #bampfamatrix
As we near the end of Harvey Quaytman's retrospective, let's take a closer look at the painter's late work. Quaytman's cruciform paintings were serial experimentations of the grid, moving between symmetry and asymmetry. ❎ Of this work, the artist said, "What my paintings are now I call pictures and not so much paintings. They can be paintings, but they are pictures in a way my shaped paintings could never have been pictures. They have all the stuff I was proud of not dealing with: an old-fashioned [sense of] space and illusion." ❎ See these forms through January 27 in Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static. _ #HarveyQuaytman #painterspainter #BAMPFAart #cruciform Harvey Quaytman: Redwing, 1997; acrylic on canvas; collection of the McKee Gallery, New York. Harvey Quaytman: The Illusionist, 1997; synthetic polymer paint on canvas; 9' 5 1/4" x 9' 5 1/4" in.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Edward R. Broida, 2005. Harvey Quaytman: Pegasus, 1998; acrylic on canvas; Harvey Quaytman's Trust; courtesy of Van Down Waxter, New York.
Here's a pop of Harvey Quaytman's color to brighten this rainy day. ⠀ ⠀ The painter achieved his unique palette by applying layers of pure pigment on top of one another, rather than mixing colors beforehand. See these brilliant shades in Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static, on view through January 27. _⠀ Harvey Quaytman: Araras, 1973; acrylic on canvas; 87 x 87 in. Harvey Quaytman Trust; courtesy of Van Doren Waxter, New York.
"Whiteness, patriarchy—those things should all be abolished," said Arthur Jafa in the @eastbayexpress. The award-winning cinematographer's new video, THE WHITE ALBUM, is on view now.⠀ ⠀ 🎥: https://buff.ly/2J6kGm8⠀ 📰: https://buff.ly/2RanIgB⠀ _⠀ Photo: JKA Photography⠀ #ArthurJafa #BAMPFAart
Calling all activists! 💥📢 Get ready for the 2019 @womensmarch with poster-making workshops led by @BAMPFA's Art Lab. Join us today on #FreeFirstThursday (4:00–7:00) and on January 18 for our pop-up at @untitledartfair with MATRIX artist @masakomiki (1:00–5:00*). _ *Miki will be present from 1–3 @womensmarchoakland @womensmarchsanjose @womensmarchsf @womensmarchyouth #BAMPFAart #artivism #poster #activistart
That feeling when you realize our Peter Hujar retrospective closes today: _ Peter Hujar: William S. Burroughs (1), 1975; gelatin silver print; 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.; Peter Hujar Collection, the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, purchased on the Charina Endowment Fund. © 1975 Peter Hujar Archive LLC, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. #peterhujar #photography #bampfaart
Wish Isamu Noguchi a happy birthday by visiting his whimsical sculptures in Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, which is #newonview! The acclaimed sculptor created innovative and elegant work throughout his career, and continues to inspire artists and designers today. _⠀ #IsamuNoguchi #Dimensionism #BAMPFAart Isamu Noguchi: Yellow Landscape, 1943 (partially reconstructed, 1995); magnesite, wood, string, metal fishing weight; 30 1/2 x 32 5.8 x 6 3/4 in.; The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. © 2018 The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum.
Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the #CaliforniaFires. If you're looking for a safe space with clean air, @bampfa is open with regular hours until further notice: bampfa.org/visit/hours
Zoom in on the details in Christina Quarles's paintings, from head to toe. 🔎🔍 The hands and feet tend to be some of the most highly defined features in Quarles's work. The artist explains that these are the parts of our body we know the most objectively from our own lived experience in the world. Don't miss the chance to visit these details (and digits) in person before MATRIX 271 closes Sunday. _ Christina Quarles: We All We Are, 2018, 2018; acrylic on canvas; courtesy of the artist; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and Pilar Corrias, London.
Enter the brightness with Oakland-based artist and activist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo ( @bluekaza), who presents The Storyteller of the Future Says Welcome! Gather for this performance and talk on Friday at 6:00. Part of the Black Life series programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil _ #blacklife #LukazaBranfmanVerissimo #performance #art
We've (nearly) reached the end of the road—Peter Hujar: Speed of Life closes Sunday. Don't miss the chance to (re)visit this "absorbing, must-see retrospective" (48 Hills) in its final week!⠀ _⠀ Peter Hujar: Road, West Virginia Trip, 1969; gelatin silver print; 15 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.; Peter Hujar Collection, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, purchased on the Charina Endowment Fund. #peterhujar #roadtrip #photography #BAMPFAart
Find solace and serenity in our galleries. 🕉️ Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad offers a new way of looking at the Tibetan diaspora and Buddhist philosophy. _ Photo: JKA Photography #Tibetanart #TenzingRigdol #Buddha # Buddhism #BAMPFAart
@lifeinjpegs is color aligned with Harvey Quaytman. ⬜️ ➕⠀ ⠀ The modernist master had an affinity for pure pigment. Rather than mixing colors, he applied layers of raw pigment, usually ranging from two to four different colors, on top of one another. The resulting colors, from saturated blues and vibrant rusts to subtle greys, blend optically in the painting and are best experienced in person.⠀ ⠀ Tag us with your colorful photos to be featured throughout the exhibition.⠀ _⠀ #rg x @lifeinjpegs #HarveyQuaytman #ColormeQuaytman #dressedtomatch
Time's winding down to explore Christina Quarles's world, where nothing appears clear and everything is fluid. MATRIX 271 is on view now through November 18. _ #ChristinaQuarles #bampfamatrix #BAMPFAart #painting
Radical science. Avant-garde art. And a manifesto. Discover the creative forces that shaped the twentieth century in Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, which is #newonview. _⠀ #BAMPFAart #science #Eisenstein #art _ 1. Naum Gabo: Linear Construction No.2 (The Waterfall), 1965-66; bronze with stainless steel spring wire; Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; gift of the Julia A. Whitney Foundation.
BAMPFA voted this #ElectionDay, how 'bout you? ☑️🗳️
Tomorrow's the day! Use your voice / usa tu voz on #ElectionDay. 🗳️⠀ _⠀ Poster by @lenawolffstudio and @_lexivisco.
"I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for things I’ve never seen before." —#RobertMapplethorpe, born #otd in 1946 ⠀ This elegant and intimate portrait of Katherine Cebrian is in the #BAMPFAcollection.⠀ _⠀ Robert Mapplethorpe: Katherine Cebrian, 1980; gelatin silver print; 14 x 14 in.; BAMPFA, gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.
Start 'em young. 🙌 ⠀ ⠀ We love @good_on_paper's photo of #BAMPFAkids visiting Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static.⠀ _⠀ #rg x @good_on_paper⠀ #BAMPFAart #BAMPFA #HarveyQuaytman
💥 Radical sexual politics meet docu-fiction in Dušan Makavejev's surrealist film WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM. 💥 Watch this bold art-house film with us Saturday (Nov 3). _⠀ #BAMPFAfilm #DusanMakavejev