Arts + Culture
When the lights came up after Steve McQueen's latest film, 12 Years a Slave, I was as anxious as I probably ought to be as a white man watching a film about slavery. Where was the backslapping bonhomie that accompanied Tarantino's runaway hit Django Unchained?
Last year, hundreds of people packed SOMArts to get their hands on bike art at Artcrank. If you missed that bike poster extravaganza, fear not, you can still get your chain-grease stained fingers on some great bike-y art.
Up next in the theater season being presented by Broadway importers SHN is the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher. Following up its successful Broadway run, the musical creatively tells the story of how Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up, using an ensemble of a dozen actors playing over a hundred characters.
Check out our image gallery of work by all artists participating in this group show. Exhibit details below.
Rebirth, self-discovery, life out of death, the eternal—all represent the various meanings the ancient symbol of Ouroboros has referenced in history. The snake that eats its own tail appears in numerous religions, Jungian philosophy, alchemy, and modern science. This group exhibition of 10-plus artists' work examines the history of the Ouroboros and our understanding of it today.
When: Wed. 11/6 - Sat. 11/23; opening reception 7 - 10 p.m., Sat. 11/9
Where: Root Division, 3175 17th St.
The bulk of Nikolas Weinstein's installations appear in Asia, including a work in progress for a private residence in Singapore that resembles giant falling leaves. The artist credits his ongoing commissions in Asia to the continent's more adventurous tastes in art. His 2011 sculpture inside Tokyo's K-Tower belies all the seismic engineering required to bring it to life. Check out our image gallery here.
Originally published on Fest300.com
San Francisco celebrates Dia de Los Muertos in a myriad of ways, the most jubilant being the Procession and Festival of Altars that takes place in the Mission this Saturday, 11/2. If you go, don't be a wallflower, our friends at Fest300 put together this amazing (and easy!) makeup tutorial inspired by skulls, the most iconic image of the festival.
HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.
The majority of San Francisco’s Art Nouveau–style newsstands—about 70 vintage green metal kiosks in all—sit vacant, awaiting a higher calling.