November 6, 2013 - February 16, 2014
Multiple Encounters puts the video work of Yang Fudong in direct dialogue with historical Chinese paintings from our collection, and suggests that some of the ambiguous qualities of Yang’s work may be inherited from the Chinese classical tradition.
|Linda Stark / MATRIX 250
October 18, 2013 - December 22, 2013
Los Angeles–based artist Linda Stark has been making figurative and abstract paintings with heavily built-up surfaces of paint since the late 1980s. MATRIX 250 highlights her more recent series of “adorned” and “branded” paintings, which conflate the surface textures of the painting with various aspects of the female body.
|Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting
September 25, 2013 - December 22, 2013
Beauty Revealed proposes new ways of viewing and understanding the genre of later Chinese painting known as meiren hua, or beautiful women painting. The exhibition features over twenty rare, exquisite paintings of women in intimate settings, such as the garden, home, bath, and brothel.
|Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993–2013
August 21, 2013 - December 8, 2013
This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong presents photographs, films, and video installations by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement. Yang reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation that came of age after the Cultural Revolution and is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new China.
|Deities, Demons, and Teachers of Tibet, Nepal, and India
June 26, 2013 - April 13, 2014
Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian deities and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal in Deities, Demons, and Teachers, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans.
May 12, 2013 - December 20, 2015
We invite you to experience Kaleidoscape, our new interactive seating sculpture designed by the San Francisco–based firm Rebar. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing, or use the sections to create a crystalline landscape to be viewed from the upper galleries. Take a picture of your Kaleidoscape composition and share it on our photostream!
|The Reading Room
January 15, 2012 - December 21, 2014
Come hang out in The Reading Room, a temporary project dedicated to poetry and experimental fiction. On selected Fridays, The Reading Room becomes the site of readings by poets and writers.
January 29, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Combining studio, school, library, gallery, and stage, The Possible is an open platform for exploring diverse creative techniques. This experimental exhibition transforms our galleries into workshops—a ceramics studio, dye lab, print shop, and recording studio—to foster collaboration among artists and between artists and visitors. Come and be a part of the process.