Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Your Call 081408 BAN 5

What is the Bay Area's arts community chewing on these days? On the next Your Call we'll speak with the curator of and some of the featured artists in Bay Area Now 5. BAN 5, now on display Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, is the most expansive survey of contemporary art created in the San Francisco Bay Area. When you give nearly three dozen artists free reign to envision the Bay Area, what do they see? What do you? It's Your Call at 11 a.m. with Rose Aguilar and you.

Kate Eilertsen in San Francisco
Acting director of visual arts for YBCA and one of the curators of Bay Area Now 5.

Ala Ebtekar
Iranian American painter. His work is as influenced by the mythology and folklore of his Iranian heritage as he is by the legends and lore of hip-hop culture. Ebtekar holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University.

Elaine Bucholtz
Lighting and visual designer. Her most recent work utilizes video and light in relation to sculptural forms, digital prints, and preexisting sites in architecture and nature. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Art and Art History departments at Stanford University.

Taraneh Hemami
Guest-curator of a special exhibition at BAN 5, Theory of Survival, an exploration of the Iranian and Iranian-American diaspora community. Hemami is a Bay Area artist who finds the common ground between collective and participatory art projects and community leadership.

Click to Listen: BAN 5