A Paradise Built in Hell

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

What we can learn from disasters: A Paradise Built in Hell   A Paradise Built in Hell, by Rebecca Solnit, was selected for this for San Francisco’s One City One Book for 2012 for its discussion of the 1906 earthquake and fire that plays such an important role in our city’s historical identity. But the [...]

New Works by Larisa Minerva

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

Some of my recent work: found photos installed in public spaces When the sea rises and carries us away is a weekly blog series featuring writings and photographs by Larisa Minerva. Holding the title of her most recent body of work, the blog will discuss art and culture as it relates to the rising fear [...]

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YAAC’s Twice around the Block!

Has it really been a week since Twice around the Block?! Our interns in the Young Artists Advisory Committee (YAAC) put on a photo scavenger hunt which ran out of our new pop up art space, The Kiosk @ Mint Plaza.  The event started at 4pm and ran through to 8pm. It is safe to [...]

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Twice around the Block Art Prizes.

Tomorrow’s Twice Around The Block event from our Young Artists Advisory Council (YAAC) will give teams playing the chance to win art donated by two YAAC members! The art created is linked to and created as a response to the current (re)collection exhibition now showing in our gallery space. Larisa Minerva is an interdisciplinary artist and writer [...]

Found Image

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

For a while now I have been wondering what it means to have someone else’s personal photographs in our gallery. They were not intended to be art and were not captured to present an aesthetic or conceptual phenomena to an audience. These are found photographs from someone else’s private collection of memories, never intended to [...]

When the sea rises and carries us away installation view

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

I imagine myself as just another swimmer lost in the waves of plastic containers and electronic communication, balancing a frustrating mix of sentiment and guilt. I look at all the other swimmers content in their meandering; they look small, ant-like in the currents. I want to stop their nauseating motion and try to explain to [...]

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Launch of (re)collection – A collaboration with Lost and Found: Family Photos Swept by the 3.11 East Japan Tsunami

Intersection for the Arts launched its new exhibition (re)collection – A collaboration with Lost and Found: Family Photos Swept by the 3.11 East Japan Tsunami on Wednesday 12th September. It was an evening charged with emotion and questions on the role of photography and the loss of the precious memories they hold. The Exhibition showcases [...]

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5Ws Launch (photos and video)

  Intersection for the Arts through its 5MPlaceWorks initiative is proud to announce the launch and ribbon cutting ceremony with Supervisor Jane Kim for its 5Ws Project, an urban art installation that provokes thought about the Who, What, Where, When and Why of the area surrounding 5th and Mission. The 5Ws will unfold in phases, [...]

Installation detail from (re)Collection

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

The images of a distant unfamiliar past cover the walls like mold. A reminder that time passes, that things grow old, that history keeps accumulating and collecting, gaining more volume with every moment. The tragedy starts to seep into you, into your heart or maybe into your bones, the way radiation might. The longer you [...]

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SCOTT AMENDOLA QUARTET (Video)

  Every Friday, Intersection’s own Kevin B. Chen programs a new live music act to grace the Minna Street alley where Off The Grid happens. Join us from 12-2PM for great food and tunes! Featured in this video shot by Martin Lefkowitz:   SCOTT AMENDOLA QUARTET Scott Amendola – drums; Ben Goldberg – clarinet; Josh [...]

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