Artists who reinvent or reinterpret historical situations.
Photographer An-My Lê who explains her ideas behind Small Wars and 29 Palms, evocative bodies of work which delve into Americans' complex relationship with war, on view through May 04, 2008.
Sculptor Janine Antoni discusses her use of non-traditional materials and the process of creating Lick and Lather (1993-94), featured on SFMOMA's second floor.
New York-based performance artist Daniel Isengart muses on the artistic and cultural revival of cabaret in Berlin, New York City, and San Francisco, and he performs a translated piece from 1930s-era Weimar Germany, recorded at the Weimar New York cabaret gala held at SFMOMA.
Photography at the Bauhaus
Founded by the architect Walter Gropius (1883–1969) in 1919, the Bauhaus was a utopian haven for avant-garde artists during the period of radical change and tenuous peace in Germany after World War I. A war veteran, Gropius found his battered country badly in need of rejuvenation and believed that the collective of Bauhaus artists could play an important role in that process. Based on the concept of the medieval cooperative of artists and craftsmen combining their talents to build the great Gothic cathedrals, the progressive school of art and design sought to bring together the fine and applied arts, human ingenuity, and modern technology in order to help construct a new rational, egalitarian, and ordered society.
read more at this excellent overview from the MET as well as related articles on photography from the same period
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Lauren Gentile, Assistant Director and Director of Sales at Irvine Contemporary is a 2007 graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute in London. She specializes in the economics in the international art market, with expertise in valuation, art advisory services and art collection management. Ms. Gentile holds a Master’s in Art Business degree from SIA London, where she wrote her thesis on fine art as an alternative asset class and fine art investing; the work focused on the recent phenomena of fine art funds. She also has a thorough background in art history, and holds two B.A. degrees in art history and international studies from DePaul University in Chicago. She has studied art history, Italian and German at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, the Goethe Institute, and the University of Florence. She can be contacted at email@example.com