Roula Seikaly is Co-Director at Humble Arts Foundation. Her varied practice engages contemporary photography and new media, exhibition making, and institutional critique.
Richard Mosse’s latest series, bearing the color-shifted palette for which he’s known (which involves using an infrared film that transforms greens into vivid pinks), invited us to consider the conflicting paradigms that frame our relationship to nature, environmental ethics, and personal comfort.
Neither context nor explanation for these images are found in the gallery presentation or the slideshow. Goldin’s search for meaning in her own archive through rigorous editing and recontextualization only reveals more confounding questions about survival, perhaps survivor’s guilt, and what we do with these brief lives of ours.
If Black Panther is your favorite hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the movies left you wanting so much more, there’s a San Francisco exhibition that will interest you. On view through June 9 at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Bay-Sick: New Mythologies from Black Speculative Worldbuilding invites us to witness Oakland artist Nyame Brown’s dimension-expanding practice.
The latest exhibition at Noe Valley’s Chung 24 Gallery presents the work of four Bay Area artists who navigated that fraught moment through humor, mutual support and creative challenges responding to the history of photography.
Roula Seikaly's interview with Berkeley Art Center co-directors Kimberley Acebo Arteche and Elena Gross touches on how they approach collaboration, creating meaningful life-work balance, and how BAC welcomes diverse audiences.
Shine Heroes, a three-year project in which photographer Federico Estol worked with Bolivian shoe-shiners, frames resilience to social and economic discrimination as a foundation for solidarity.
The photographer’s 12-year long project visualizes aging bodies, intimacy, and hard-fought self-acceptance.
In its next chapter, Incline Gallery is positioned to take its place alongside other longstanding artist-lead institutions, including Galería de la Raza, and SF Camerawork—spaces that have helped make the Bay Area a home for artists.
Yétúndé Olagbaju is an Oakland-based artist and maker. Through video, sculpture, action, gesture, and performance, they examine Black labor, legacy, and healing processes. Olagbaju’s creative practice is rooted in the need to understand history, who writes it, the myths that support it, and how their own body is implicated in history’s timeline.
Kurdish photographer Younes Mohammad’s photographs of PeShmerga fighters and refugees convey the barbarity of war while honoring refugee experiences from an insider’s perspective.
Images of refugees are common in worldwide media. Scenes of displaced and traumatized people often serve as sanitized substitutes for footage of the natural or man-made catastrophes that violently interrupt life’s familiar rhythms.
Queer Moments at Lightwork Gallery in Syracuse, NY highlights the diversity of queer experience and the power of photography to affirm and sustain difference.
After months of looking at art on our computers and gadgets, institutions throughout the Bay Area are once again welcoming visitors to experience and appreciate art in person. In that spirit, San Francisco State University’s Fine Arts Gallery’s first offering since March 2020, Power of Community: Chinatown Then and Now, prompts us to think about what community means in strained political times.
Assembly’s innovative new platform and business model helps photographers navigate the complex and evolving world of art and commerce
The critic and photo historian’s critical volume Latinx Photography in the United States: A Visual History fills in knowledge gaps and cuts news paths in researching, collecting, and exhibiting Latinx photography.
Sounds Like Home: Longing and Comfort Through Lullabies takes up a humble yet powerful folkloric form as a space for both intimacy and social awareness.