The Tumblr Arts Summit at ArtPadSF will explore the way we share, create, and engage with art on the web. Seven leading art world professionals will discuss how their institutions, brands and associations have benefited from social media and the web, where and how they’ve found the most success, and the challenges presented with technologically engaging the art world.
- Ken Harman, curator and owner of Spoke Art Gallery
- James Salzmann, West Coast Managing Director of Paddle8
- Jennifer Yin, Manager of Marketing & Digital Engagement at Asian Art Museum
- Joel Kuennen, Director of Operations, Senior Editor at ArtSlant
- Kara Q. Smith, Managing Editor of Art Practical and Community Engagement Coordinator at SFMOMA
- Liz Glass, Assistant Curator at Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
- Eric Dyer, Artist
ArtPadSF has established a solid reputation by providing an opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers to experience the best of the emerging contemporary art market in an intimate and unique setting. There will be tons of art to enjoy and great discussion. If you’re in San Francisco, please come out!
See you there, friends?
So I went to an exhibit in San Francisco about the terracotta soldiers. I posted the pictures on FB and this happened.
Ha! Don’t forget to tag your pals on Facebook. Ohhhhhh Facebook. We suppose this is just good facial features recognition at work. Thanks for checking out our terracotta warriors exhibition and posting this, jeanniebieber.
Many consider this martial arts / tragic romance epic an Asian cinema classic, and that’s why we’re screening it. It’s gotten rave reviews, but regardless of what the critics say, House of Flying Daggers is simply a gorgeous film.
Steeped in vivid colors, lush cinematography, and crazy action-drama, it’s directed by the famous Zhang Yimou and stars some of Asia’s biggest stars: Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, and Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Watch it with us on Thursday, May 23, 6:00 pm. Then see the terracotta warriors afterwards. All for just $10.
The San Francisco International Film Festival is well under way. We love film festivals because movies, like us, tell stories.
Many countries are well represented in the film festival, and there are so many enticing titles that we couldn’t begin to list them here.
However, here’s a tiny taste of SFIFF’s thoughtful programming. The first two photos are from The Act of Killing, a flabbergasting documentary about the the Indonesian genocide of the mid-1960s. NOT for the faint of heart.
The second two photos are from Chimeras, also a documentary about two contemporary artists who are grasping with their place and purpose in a new China.
Nice neighborhood moment: Tuesday, 6pm, slowly sinking sun, warm weather. Two artists who seem to be collaborating on a giant mural in an alley up the street from us in Little Saigon / The Tenderloin. Lots of spectators enjoying the process. Notice how the two distinctly different styles interact on the “canvas”?
I’ve finally done it. I have officially tracked down…
THE GREATEST PHOTO OF JET LI TO HAVE EVER BEEN TAKEN.
He looks like he’s applying for a job at Facebook.
And those creases! Who the hell ironed those bad boys? His pants look like they’re chiseled from marble.
This might be the best thing I’ve ever seen. It’s like he walked into a tailors and said, “I want to look like Zack Morris’ arch nemesis.”
This is a thing of beauty.
Thing of beauty, indeed. This is just one of those gems that make you extra grateful for the internet.
Why the Jet Li post? Well, we’ll be playing The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor this Thursday night. Because sometimes you just want fun, cheesy, escapist spectacle. Hope you can join us.
This is happening on Thursday, April 18. If you don’t feel like getting your hands a lil’ dirty, no worries. Observe the craft action from the sidelines and cheer on your favorite team (colors versus textures!). Cash bars will be serving drinks, the terracotta galleries will be open, and Velvet Einstein will be the DJ on deck. All for just $10.
May the best crafter win!
Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
Whoa, we’ve seen a ton of photos from the public of the warriors but not so many stark black and white ones. Our exhibition is on view until May 27. We recommend coming on a Thurs night when you can see this incredible exhibition for just $10.
This miniature soldier on horse is one of the earliest finds of terracotta cavalry in China. It was discovered in a military tomb. Created nearly a century before the First Emperor’s terracotta army, this figure suggests that cavalry had long been deployed by the Qin army.
You can see this and 100+ other ancient artifacts in our terracotta warriors exhibition until May 27.
Can’t come to the museum? Keep up via our Instagram for more cool images.