2014 approaching, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is kicking off the new year with Live Projects 3: Projects Los Altos. It is a unique series of artist-led projects presented not only by SFMOMA, but also by the Los Altos Town Crier. It will be a chance to partake in conversations with Project Los Altos artists, make hands-on project, see films, and take part in a series of artist-led activities. And it takes place throughout January.
Project Los Altos begins with Lets Do This! It is a series of art actions with the artists that are simple, fun, and thought-provoking, and encourages participation. Taking place every Wednesday throughout January online (at SFMOMA Live Projects Tumblr) and in print, all you would need to do is follow the artist’s prompts and documents the results, then submit your documentation. Participation will be free and open to the public.
On January 11th, Project Los Altos will host SFMOMA Stories at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos. It is a family-filled event complete with book readings and hands-on art activities. Then on January 25th at the KQED station in San Francisco, there will be Teacher Institute: Tracing Identity. This is a workshop focusing on how artists use narrative, in order to make statements about themselves and their culture. Participants examine works by both Project Los Altos, and SFMOMA’s collection, eventually leading to the hands-on activities. Both events request RSVP on SFMOMA’s website at www.sfmoma.org.
Next on January 26th is Moving Pictures, which is an evening of films created by Project Los Altos artist and acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills. Many of the films and videos explore emotional spaces, including loss and sadness, as well as complex identities that drive his characters. The evening includes a screening of a new video, and it takes place at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. And finally on January 27th, there will be an artists talk Chris Johnason, Mike Mills, and Kateřina Šedá, held at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco. The artists will speak about their intimate and extensive exploration of social life in Los Altos, and many other projects. Tickets for both events are each ten dollars for general and seven for SFMOMA members, students, and seniors.
Log on to www.sfmoma.org for more information, including addresses for the Los Altos Projects events.