yerba buena center for the arts

yerba buena center for the arts

FOR-SITE Foundation & Nathan Lynch, San Geronimo | Bay Area Now 7 (BAN7)

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See more at http://ybca.org/ban7 Visiting BAN7 exhibition partner organization, FOR-SITE Foundation, and artist Nathan Lynch in San Geronimo. FOR-SITE Foundation is dedicated to the creation, understanding, and presentation of art about place founded upon the belief that art can inspire fresh thinking and important dialogue about our natural and cultural environment. Established in 2003, the FOR-SITE Foundation has provided a model for engaging audiences through artistic collaborations on national park land. The 2012 exhibition International Orange, enjoyed by more than 145,000 visitors, celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with site-specific installations at historic Fort Point. FOR-SITE projects in the Presidio of San Francisco include Andy Goldsworthy's installations Spire, Wood Line, and Tree Fall and the acclaimed Presidio Habitats exhibition, for which artists, designers, and architects created animal habitats in the park. The foundation's residency program offers artists space and funding for reflection, production, and exhibition of their work. Its education program enriches the learning experience of graduate-level art students by offering educators the space and resources to create courses focused on their interests. http://www.for-site.org Through the work of artists who capture the spirit of "now," YBCA's signature triennial, Bay Area Now, brings to life current perspectives for both this art center and the regional art scene. In its seventh edition, BAN7 is experimenting with a new approach to curating that highlights collaborations with our region's artists and arts organizations and pushes beyond presentation toward a multidisciplinary celebration of the diversity of artistic practices in the Bay Area. BAN7's core idea is to decentralize the curatorial process, and centralize the public presentation of some of the most exciting artistic voices in the region today. As a common shared site for the presentation of works, BAN7 aims to create a lucid web of creative activity in the Bay Area. Our vision to create a platform for new work and experimentation is rooted in the belief that a decentralized curatorial process will open up an opportunity for a wider range of voices and create spaces for dialogue beyond the arts. The visual arts component of Bay Area Now 7 has been reconceived through an open and rigorous selection process. By inviting noncommercial, small- to mid-size regional visual arts organizations to curate site-specific projects with Bay Area artists in YBCA's galleries, we are making visible the rich complexity of our many arts communities. Using an art fair style format in which the selected participants curate projects for specific locations throughout an exhibition space, BAN7 celebrates visual arts organizations as vital players in the local arts ecology. The exhibition aims to foster increased appreciation for Bay Area art, artists, and organizers, and to promote a greater understanding of the vast range of practices and individual visions that make the Bay Area such a vibrant center for contemporary art.