With four days of different creative offerings, this year’s Art Bash is an opportunity for people to connect, celebrate, create and engage.
2021 Art Bash Schedule
Monday, April 12, 2021, 6 p.m. PT
In Conversation: Visionaries Virgil Abloh and Moved by the Motion with curator Eungie Joo
This evening comprises an intimate conversation with creative force Virgil Abloh and Moved by the Motion collaborators Tosh Basco, Josh Johnson, Asma Maroof and Wu Tsang, hosted by SFMOMA Curator of Contemporary Art Eungie Joo. Among other impressive endeavors, Abloh is currently Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White, and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton. Moved by the Motion is a “band” of interdisciplinary artists that has created live performance and film since 2013. The group most frequently includes filmmaker Wu Tsang, performance artist Tosh Basco, experimental cellist Patrick Belaga, choreographer Josh Johnson, electronic musician Asma Maroof and poet Fred Moten. Moved by the Motion is currently in residence at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and is a collaborator for the upcoming exhibition New Work: Wu Tsang opening at SFMOMA this October. The talk will depart from Abloh’s recent collaboration with Moved by the Motion on the film, Peculiar Light, Perfect Contrast, featuring Louis Vuitton’s Men Fall Winter 2021 line and informed by James Baldwin’s essay Stranger in the Village.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4 p.m. PT
The All of Us: Collaborative Zine Making Organized by Alicia McCarthy
For this event, artist Alicia McCarthy bikes between friends’ studios and galleries in Oakland asking them to contribute to a new zine. The more than two dozen participating artists and collaborators include Ali Dadger, Bailey Anders, Brett Flanigan, Cate White, Chelsea Wong, Cole Solinger, Conrad Guevera, Erik Bender, Kate Rhoades, Keith Boadwee, Kico Le Strange, Liz Hernández, Maria Guzmán Capron, Michael Diamond, Muzae Sesay, Ocean Escalanti, Paige Valentine, Raphael Villet, Ryan Whelan, Sahar Khoury, Sophie Appel, Squeak Carnwath, Sweet Dave, Tia Spelling, Tosha Stimage, and Irrelevant Press, pt. 2 Gallery and Real Time and Space. The zine can be downloaded now on the Art Bash website, and participants can learn how to create one of their own.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6 p.m. PT
Live from SFMOMA: Thank You Event + Art Auction
The only Art Bash event that requires a donation to attend, this thank-you event and art auction will feature works donated by Wayne Thiebaud, Charles Gaines, Wolfgang Tillmans, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hung Liu. Funds generated by the auction directly support SFMOMA’s mission to present the art of our time.
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6 p.m. PT
All Together Now: Concert + Dance Party
Art Bash will conclude with unforgettable performances in SFMOMA’s iconic art spaces by Tycho, The Younger Lovers and Lower Grand Radio DJs hosted by emcee Dhaya Lakshminarayanan.
San Francisco-based and two-time GRAMMY-nominated producer Scott Hansen, professionally known as Tycho, creates rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. He has remixed artists from Leon Bridges to Maggie Rogers to Thievery Corporation to Death Cab for Cutie.