|Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting
June 5, 2013 - October 20, 2013
We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare works by thirteenth- and fourteenth-century landscape and bird-and-flower painters demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the early Chinese painting tradition.
|Ballet of Heads: The Figure in the Collection
May 17, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Taking as its point of departure the work of Nicole Eisenman, on view in MATRIX 248, Ballet of Heads brings together works from the collection that demonstrate the inexhaustible variety and texture of the human form in art.
|Hans Hofmann: Rectangles
May 17, 2013 - September 1, 2013
Drawn exclusively from BAM/PFA’s unsurpassed collection of paintings by the tremendously influential Abstract Expressionist artist, Hans Hofmann: Rectangles celebrates the completion of a comprehensive conservation project.
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!
|Nicole Eisenman / MATRIX 248
May 3, 2013 - July 14, 2013
MATRIX 248 showcases the work of New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman, who has been steadfastly expanding dialogues surrounding painting and drawing since the 1990s. Intermixing styles associated with American Regionalism and the Italian Renaissance with German Expressionism, Eisenman brings history to bear in her canvases and drawings, yet twists the imagery to infuse these familiar forms with her own incisive social commentary and aesthetic voice.
|The Reading Room
January 15, 2012 - August 25, 2013
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.
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.
Thingamajigs: Migrations, Maps & Labyrinths
July 21, 2013 - August 16, 2013
We are pleased to welcome Thingamajigs Performance Group as our first-ever L@TE artists-in-residence. With the help of audiences and local collaborators Thingamajigs investigates the meanings of travel, migrations, maps, and labyrinths in a series of linked performances, talks, a workshop, and open rehearsals.
Zarouhie Abdalian / MATRIX 249
August 2, 2013 - September 29, 2013
MATRIX 249 showcases the work of Oakland-based artist Zarouhie Abdalian, whose work often responds to the specific attributes of a given location, architectural setting, or social landscape. For this exhibition, the artist has created new sculptures for Gallery A that explore the interrelated, yet distinct, states of noise, silence, and the absence of sound.
Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993–2013
August 21, 2013 - December 8, 2013
This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs 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 that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new China.
Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting
September 25, 2013 - December 22, 2013
Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting brings together approximately thirty paintings from public and private collections to investigate a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Organized in collaboration with UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus James Cahill, one of the world’s leading scholars of Chinese painting.