Three Turns stems from the concept that engaging artworks provide a viewer with three different entry points, prompting a deeper exploration into the work itself. Projected on the historic SFAI Tower at 800 Chestnut Street, which houses the Institution’s 150 year old archive, Three Turns will echo the notion of traveling three turns in time and space by showing the selected alumni video works on the Tower in dialogue with video works selected from the SFAI archive.
Archive works were selected by Margaret Tedesco and Leila Weefur, curators of the upcoming 150th anniversary exhibition Spirit of Disruption, and include: Nao Bustamante’s Untitled #1 (from the series "Earth People 2507"), Yin-Ju Chen’s Three Decades of Static, and Steven Arnold’s 1967 work The Liberation of Mannique Mechanique.
Jurors include Christopher Coppola: SFAI faculty and alum, BFA 1985, Director of Cinema Projects and Studies; Kathy Brew: Former SFAI staff, faculty at School of Visual Arts, guest curator at MOMA; and Minoosh Zomorodinia: SFAI alum, MFA 2015, Recology Artist in Residence 2020.
Each night, each rotation of works will be looped, and the evening will include brief programming highlighting artists and jurors participating in the exhibition. Three Turns can be seen live on SFAI's historic tower at 800 Chestnut Street or via live stream at sfai.edu/three-turns.
FRIDAY, JAN 22, 2021 - SUNDAY, JAN 24, 2021
Each Night at 7pm, PT
SFAI Tower + Online
Deepali Raiththa, MFA 2021, from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, is featured on all three days with three different works.